DCIFF 2019 Congratulates Our Award Winners!

We are thrilled to announce the Award winners for the 20th edition of the DC Independent Film Festival. The festival is proud of the exceptional quality of the films exhibited in competition.  Very many congratulations to all the winners!


Best of Fest

WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN
directed by Arwen Curry

(USA/2018/69 mins)


Best Feature Film

TOUCHED
directed by Barak Barkan

(USA/2019/80mins.)


Best International Film

PENGUIN HIGHWAY
directed by Hiroyasu Ishida

(Japan/2018/118 mins./animation)


Best Documentary

WBCN AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
directed by Bill Lichtenstein

(USA/2019/125 mins.)


Best Metro DC Film

DAKOTA
directed by Roberto Carmona

(USA/2019/98 mins.)


Best Short Film – Fiction

THE SCORPION’S TAIL
directed by Jhosimar Vasquez

(USA/2018/22.18 mins.)


Best Short Film  – Documentary

33: LOCAL DC
directed by David Ross, Lloyd Foster, Kavon Martez

(USA/2018/5.38 mins.)


Best Web Series Pilot 

VOWS
directed by Ginny Leise

(USA/2018/9.21mins.)


Best Animation

AlEF B’TAMUZ
directed by Yael Reisfeld

(Israel/2018/5.58 mins.)


Best Film by a Woman Director Inaugural Award

FACING THE DRAGON
directed by Sedika Mojadidi

(Afghanistan/2018/80 mins.)


High Schoo Film Competition Winners:

1st Place 

FINDING HOME
directed by Yolanda Morrison

(USA/2018/14 mins/documentary)

2nd Place

I AM NOT BROKEN
directed by Abrielle Yen Marsden

(USA/2018/2.18 mins./animation)

3rd Place

BlAGDEN ALLEY NW
directed by Nyrene Monteforte

(USA/2018/9.13 mins/documentary)


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