Film Festival Announces Award Winners

Film Festival Announces Award Winners

Winners in the 2016 International Peace & Film Festival were announced on January 17, 2017. A total of 145 filmmakers competed across categories from Documentary, International Narrative, Shorts and Music Videos. 40 Finalists were selected for the judge’s panel to review, with 9 award winners being selected as the best in their category. Submissions came from 28 countries worldwide, starting in June 2016.

The complete list of official selections and award winners are listed below:

First NameLast NameFilm Title/ProjectAwardsCountry
KazuhitoTakazawaOdayaka-YaAvante Garde AwardJapan
MahyarHamidianHappy without MoneyBest International DocumentaryIran
KarthikGandhiKagidha Odam – Paper BoatBest Music VideoIndia
AdrianAlonso CordoniMagic Cobra TattooBest Short DocumentaryArgentina
DariaKorneevaThe Sky Over Berlin of My ChildhoodBest Short NarrativeKazakhstan
EglėMameniškytėHiddenBest Student FilmLithuania
DavidOhikhuareDear JohnBest Student ShortNigeria
MazinSherabayaniThe Kids & The BikeJudges Choice AwardUnited Kingdom
CherylHalpernWishMakersJudges Choice AwardUnited States
AlexeyProtsenkoNewspaper DesiresRussian Federation
AlexeyProtsenkoThe 8th MiricaleRussian Federation
AlexeyProtsenkoThe book – the best giftRussian Federation
AlexeyProtsenkoHelp a fellow manRussian Federation
AlexeyProtsenkoThe Day OffRussian Federation
AlexeyProtsenkoAcquaintanceRussian Federation
SaraEustaquio4242Portugal
JunhuaLiWorlds ApartChina
PedroSolís GarcíaCuerdasSpain
SayedEbrahimiThe TerroristAfghanistan
HebaAbdelbakyThe CarEgypt
ErikWiesbaumCydonia’s SmileGermany
AhmedNabilUtters of imaginationEgypt
ZahraJafariUnconsciousness With Open EyesIran
JohnStanleyCraneUnited States
TerryJonesSoup For My BrotherUnited States
GiorgiaBrandoleseMataleòn – “Atari”Italy
IvanD’AntonioBoleroItaly
VijayKumarMaagh MelaIndia
HassanMoosaviI am an AzrielAfghanistan
WangechiNgugiMonsoons Over the Moon Part 1Kenya
HasanNajmabadiCopper wireIran
GholamrezaJafariBoomerangIran
Ling-QunHuNo Pain Labor & Delivery – Global Health InitiativeUnited States
RatiTsiteladzeMotherUnited States
KatherineDudleyThe Perfect Selfie – How far would you go?United States
KatherineDudleyThe BetUnited States
LidaSadeghiIn the StationIran
FuadKhaterHoleSaudi Arabia
RyanLaPinePushingUnited States
DianeFellowsWe Listened. We Collaborated. We Made Waves.United States
CynthiaPepperPolka DottUnited States
MichaelFaulknerIn the WaterUnited States
NickLeDonneHangingUnited States
Keun YoungKoOde to the Unsung HeroesKorea
BradleyEvansAppassionatoUnited States
PrakasAheibamThe Living God: Medicine and The Ancient Meetei CivilizationIndia