Audience Award Winners

The 2018 Festival presents Audience Awards for: Best Feature, Best Debut Feature, and Best Documentary. The Audience Award winners are determined by popular vote of the audience. At each screening, viewers receive a ballot to rate the film and then return the ballot at the end of the screenings. The winners are announced after all votes are tallied.

  Best Feature Best Debut Feature Best Documentary
FIRST PLACE BECOMING ASTRID* THE GUILTY
THE LAVENDER SCARE
SECOND PLACE ORCHESTRA CLASS* THE SOWER MOVING STORES, and LIYANA
Tied
THIRD PLACE 1985 ON BORROWED TIME
* Please note there was a difference of .017 between first and second place.



PRIOR YEAR AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

Note: There was no balloting for the 2016 Film Festival.

Year

Best Feature

Best Debut Feature

Best Documentary

Best Short

2017

The Odyssey

Lucky

Dolores

NA

2015

The Passion of Augustine
(Click here)

A Brilliant Young Mind
(
Click here)

Landfill Harmonic
(Click here)

NA

2014

Lakshmi
(click here)

Frontera
(click here)

Alive Inside
(click here)

Of Many
(click here)

2014 Atlantic Theaters/The Movies at Midway
Special Recognition Film Award:
A Thousand Times Good Night
(click here)

2013

Still Mine
(click here)

Touch of the Light
(click here)

Muscle Shoals
(click here)

Not Any More: 
Story of a Revolution

(click here)

2012

Come as You Are
(click here)

A Time to Spare
(click here)

Searching for Sugarman
(click here)

Tsyuako
(click here)

2011

The Round Up
(click here)

The Hedgehog

Wish Me Away
(click here)

I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone
(click here)

2010

Bride Flight
(click here)

Like Stars on Earth
(click here)

Soundtrack for a Revolution 
(click here)

Kavi
(click here)

2009

Departures

Skin

Out in The Silence

Toyland

2008

Captain Abu Raed

The World Unseen

Stranded: I’ve Come
from a Plane that 
Crashed on the Mountains

Tripe & Onions

2007

The Rocket

Dear Mr. Waldman

Nanking

The First Time

2006

Elsa & Fred

Sweet Land

Been Rich All My Life

Christmas Wish List

2005

Walk on Water

Ladies in Lavender

Music From the Inside Out

Perpetual Motion

2004

Facing Windows

My Mother Likes Women

Howard Zinn – You Can’t
be Neutral on a Moving 
Train

The Dud

2003

Tipping The Velvet

James’ Journey to Jerusalem

Diary of a Male Porn Star

My Flesh & Blood

Left Behind

2002

Autumn Spring (Bab i΄ lēto)

The Trip

War Photographer

Leonard

2001

Borstal Boy

The Next Big Thing

The Turandot Project

Zen and the Art of Landscaping

2000

My Mother Frank

Four Dogs Playing Poker

Pop & Me

Turkey.Cake.

1999

Bandits

24 Nights

Climb Against the Odds

A Mile in My Shoes

 

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