2019 Winning Films

Congratulations to all of this year’s winning filmmakers!

GEORGE SIDNEY INDEPENDENT FILM CATEGORY

Feature-Length Documentary: SATAN AND ADAM

Feature-Length Narrative: HAWAII

Short Narrative:  THE LITTLE PRINCESS and RANI

Short Documentary:  SELLING LIES

Student Film: DUST RISING

CENTRAL COAST FILMMAKER CATEGORY

Feature-Length Documentary: RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE

Short Narrative: THE DINNER GUEST

Short Documentary: TRIAL BY FIRE

Student Film: BECOMING RICH

Animated Short Film: REBOOT

Feature Narrative Film: MISTY BUTTON

 AUDIENCE AWARDS

Best Documentary Feature: UNSTOPPABLE: BETHANY HAMILTON

Best Narrative Feature: WOMAN AT WAR

Best Short Documentary: BAND GEEKS

Best Narrative Short: THE INTERVIEW

Best in the Fest: LOVE & BANANAS

FILMMAKERS OF TOMORROW SHOWCASE 

Best Film by an Individual – High School
THE SIGHT YOU GAVE, Kylia LaMure

Best Film by an Individual – Middle School
NEVER ENOUGH, Isabella Masrouga

Best Film by an Individual – Elementary School
HI SIRI – OH NO – IT’S MOM, Bo Yu Lin and Shuo-Heng Li

The Wild World We Love Award (Pacific Wildlife Care award)
BACKYARD WILDLIFE, Emmet Arries

Best Film – San Luis Obispo County
THE COMPLEX, Riley Stewart

Best Animated Film
HEARTH, Max Shoham

Best Film by a Group
TAKEOUT, Brendan Hickey, Rachel Warshaw, and Claire Kikenny

Festival Directors Award for Creativity
GROWTH, Nina Rafique