The Award Winners for the 2023 DCIFF Festival/Forum are:

Best of Fest: JACK HAS A PLAN directed by Bradley Berman (USA / 2022)

Best Feature Film: OUR FATHER, THE DEVIL directed by Ellie Foumbi (USA and Cameroon / 2021)

Best Documentary Feature: FOR VEGAS directed Robin Greenspun (USA / 2022)

Best International Film: THE SMOKE MASTER directed by Andre Sigwalt & Augusto

Soares ( Brazil / 2022)

Best Documentary Short: EAST OF THE RIVER directed by Amin El Siwi & Phil Bouknight (USA / 2022)

Best Narrative Short: PAYMENT IN KIND directed by David Zax (USA / 2022)
Best Narrative Short (runner up): TO BE LIKE YOU directed by Meredith Esquivel (USA / 2022)

Best Animation: OUR PHOTO MOMENTO directed by Samaneh Lashgari (Iran /2022)

Best Animation (runner up): DO SPERM GET KILLED BY COFFEE? directed by Mojiao Zhou (UK/2022)

Best Web Series: DAY JOBS directed by Stevie Wain & Auri Jackson (USA / 2022)

Best Female Feature Director: OUR FATHER, THE DEVIL directed by Ellie Foumbi (USA and Cameroon / 2021)

Best Metro DC: AMOR directed by David Rochkind (USA / 2022)

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