CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF INDEPENDENT FILM AND STORYTELLING

2024 SLO FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS

GEORGE SIDNEY INDEPENDENT FILM COMPETITION

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE - TOKYO COWBOY
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - SUGARCANE
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT - SLUDGE: A PFAS UPRISING
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT - PLEASE HOLD THE LINE
BEST ANIMATED FILM - THE HOUSE OF LOSS
BEST MUSIC VIDEO - WATCHOUT
BEST LOCAL MUSIC VIDEO - NOT MY NIGHT

JURY HONORABLE MENTIONS

Honorable Mention: Narrative Feature – RILEY
Honorable Mention: Documentary Feature – ARC OF OBLIVION
Honorable Mention: Narrative Short – THE MASTERPIECE 
Honorable Mention: Documentary Short – DICKS THAT I LIKE 
Honorable Mention: Music Video – LA VIDA ES FRIA

CENTRAL COAST FILMMAKER SHOWCASE

BEST NARRATIVE FILM - SUPERSTAR
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT - TASTING NOTES
BEST CENTRAL COAST FEATURE FILM - WRESTLED AWAY: THE LEE KEMP STORY

FILMMAKERS OF TOMORROW

Best Elementary School Film – NOT SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Best Middle School Film – WHEN YOUR BROTHER GETS HANGRY
Best High School Documentary – BREAK THE MOULD
Best High School Narrative – KITCHEN HANDS
Best Local Film – PURPLE DEATH

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

BEST OF FEST - THE QUEEN OF MY DREAMS
FAVORITE NARRATIVE FILM - MOUNTAIN BOY
FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - JAILHOUSE TO MILHOUSE
FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY SHORT - THE ORCHESTRA CHUCK BUILT
FAVORITE NARRATIVE SHORT - PECCADILLO
FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO - UGLY BOY
FAVORITE CENTRAL COAST FILM - YOU WILL BE MY MUSIC
FAVORITE CENTRAL COAST DOCUMENTARY SHORT - HARVEST CALLS
FAVORITE CENTRAL COAST NARRATIVE SHORT - THE UNBROKEN SKY