2016 Winning Festival Films

Congratulations to the Winners in the following categories!

George Sidney Independent Film Competition
Best Documentary Film: CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP
Best Narrative Film: HONEYGLUE
Best Documentary Short Film: PASSING ORION
Best Narrative Short Film: WINTER LIGHT
Best Student Film: (tie) DRONE and PITTER PATTER GOES MY HEART

Filmmakers of Tomorrow Showcase
Best Animated Film: ONE DAY ON CARVER STREET by Azure Allen
Best SLO County Film/Filmmaker: YOSEMITE by Dylan Reiss
Best Documentary by an Individual: MAKING LIGHT IN TBILISI by Nilo Batle
Best Narrative Film by an Individual: A DISTORTED PERSPECTIVE by Austin Leih
Best Film by a Group: THE UNEXPECTED DATE by Caden Linn, Max Dunbar, Andre Bedard, Sarah Garcia, and Amy Colin
Best Promotional Video: SLO COUNTY YMCA CAMPAIGN VIDEO by Marissa Martinez, Edwardo Hernandez, Juan Cuevas, Julian Mercado, Leonardo Martinez, and Dante Garcia

Central Coast Filmmaker Showcase
Best Student Film: MY OWN PRIVATE CINEMA
Best Narrative Short Film: THE LAST WORDS
Best Documentary Short Film: GO GLEAN
Best Narrative Feature Film: EDGAR ALLAN POE’S LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER
Best Documentary Feature Film: THE WORLD’S LARGEST BALL OF TWINE

Audience Awards
Best Short Film: BIRTHDAY
Best Narrative Feature Film: A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET
Best Documentary Feature Film: HAROLD & LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY
Best in the Fest: AN ACT OF LOVE