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 Name Last Name Film Title/Project Awards Country
Kazuhito Takazawa Odayaka-Ya Avante Garde Award Japan
Mahyar Hamidian Happy without Money Best International Documentary Iran
Karthik Gandhi Kagidha Odam – Paper Boat Best Music Video India
Adrian Alonso Cordoni Magic Cobra Tattoo Best Short Documentary Argentina
Daria Korneeva The Sky Over Berlin of My Childhood Best Short Narrative Kazakhstan
Eglė Mameniškytė Hidden Best Student Film Lithuania
David Ohikhuare Dear John Best Student Short Nigeria
Mazin Sherabayani The Kids & The Bike Judges Choice Award United Kingdom
Cheryl Halpern WishMakers Judges Choice Award United States
Alexey Protsenko Newspaper Desires Russian Federation
Alexey Protsenko The 8th Miricale Russian Federation
Alexey Protsenko The book – the best gift Russian Federation
Alexey Protsenko Help a fellow man Russian Federation
Alexey Protsenko The Day Off Russian Federation
Alexey Protsenko Acquaintance Russian Federation
Sara Eustaquio 4242 Portugal
Junhua Li Worlds Apart China
Pedro Solís García Cuerdas Spain
Sayed Ebrahimi The Terrorist Afghanistan
Heba Abdelbaky The Car Egypt
Erik Wiesbaum Cydonia’s Smile Germany
Ahmed Nabil Utters of imagination Egypt
Zahra Jafari Unconsciousness With Open Eyes Iran
John Stanley Crane United States
Terry Jones Soup For My Brother United States
Giorgia Brandolese Mataleòn – “Atari” Italy
Ivan D’Antonio Bolero Italy
Vijay Kumar Maagh Mela India
Hassan Moosavi I am an Azriel Afghanistan
Wangechi Ngugi Monsoons Over the Moon Part 1 Kenya
Hasan Najmabadi Copper wire Iran
Gholamreza Jafari Boomerang Iran
Ling-Qun Hu No Pain Labor & Delivery – Global Health Initiative United States
Rati Tsiteladze Mother United States
Katherine Dudley The Perfect Selfie – How far would you go? United States
Katherine Dudley The Bet United States
Lida Sadeghi In the Station Iran
Fuad Khater Hole Saudi Arabia
Ryan LaPine Pushing United States
Diane Fellows We Listened. We Collaborated. We Made Waves. United States
Cynthia Pepper Polka Dott United States
Michael Faulkner In the Water United States
Nick LeDonne Hanging United States
Keun Young Ko Ode to the Unsung Heroes Korea
Bradley Evans Appassionato United States
Prakas Aheibam The Living God: Medicine and The Ancient Meetei Civilization India