VIDEO: SCAD Savannah Film Festival kicks off
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The 2023 SCAD Savannah Film Festival winners are here.
The festival, now in its 26th year, screened 167 films, including 51 narrative feature films, 16 documentary feature films, 100 short films, and featured eleven world premieres and four U.S. premieres.
Over 2,000 submissions were whittled down to 99 films chosen to compete in different categories, from Narrative Features to Student Shorts.
Take a look at this year’s award winners:
Best Animated Short – Slow Light, directed by Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski
Best Director – Smoking Tigers, directed by So Young Shelly Yo
Best Documentary Feature – Bad Press, directed by Rebecca Landsberry-Baker and Joe Peeler
Best Documentary Short: Unique Courage – Mayan Softball Revolution, directed by Michael Zimbalist
Best Documentary Short: Lessons of Hope – Seeds of Change, directed by Maximilian Armstrong
Best Narrative Short – The Old Young Crow, directed by Liam LoPinto
Best Narrative Feature – At The Gates, directed by Augustus Meleo Bernstein
Documentary Shorts: Best of Show – Mayan Softball Revolution, directed by Michael Zimbalist
Best Narrative Student Short – The Fuse, directed by Kevin Haefelin
Best Student Animation – Close Your Eyes, directed by Manon Bérardengo, Audrey Defonte, Léo Depoix, Denis Koessler, Clémentine Laurent, Pierre Guislain, and Chloé Boursier
Best Student Documentary Short – Just Jacob., directed by Halle Losordo *SCAD Student Film
Documentary Shorts Jury Award – The Local Hero Award: Lessons of Hope – God’s Love Split *SCAD Student Film
Student Animated Shorts Jury Award – Excellence in 2D Animation: The Sun Is Bad, directed by Rachel Mow *SCAD Student Film
Student Narrative Shorts Jury Award – Excellence in Directing and Acting: Blue Hour, directed by J.D. Shields
Global Shorts Forum
Global Shorts Forum Best of Show – Our Males and Females, directed by Ahmad Alyaseer
Best Global Short: Beyond Identity – Hafekasi, directed by Annelise Hickey
Best Global Short: Rocking the Cradle of Civilization – In the Garden of Tulips, directed by Julia Elihu
Shorts Spotlight Best of Show – Mira, directed by Eva Louise Hall
Best Shorts Spotlight: A Kaleidoscope of Connections – Tom & Cinda, directed by Eva Neuwirth
Best Shorts Spotlight: Family Fun – Morning Joy, directed by John Henry Hinkel
Best Shorts Spotlight: Horrors in Plain Sight – Mira, directed byEva Louise Hall
Shorts Spotlight Jury Award: Excellence in Craftsmanship – Lovebugs, directed by Teddy Alvarez-Nissen
Congratulations to the winners.