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Posted on March 26, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun

 

 

The Russian film 'Salyut 7' was voted best World Feature
The Russian film ‘Salyut 7’ was voted best World Feature

As a wrap to the 21st annual Sonoma International Film Festival, competition winners were announced at a packed awards ceremony last night at the Sebastiani Theatre. The 2018 winners are:

Best American Independent Feature:

Winning Film: IN THE ORCHARD / Directed by Christopher Knoblock

Best World Feature:

Winning Film: SALYUT-7 / Directed by Klim Shipenko

Best Documentary Feature:

Winning Film: THE NEED TO GROW / Directed by Rob Herring & Ryan Wirick

Best Animated Short:

Winning Film: TWO BALLOONS / Directed by Mark C. Smith

Best Comedy Short:

Winning Film: SAM DID IT / Directed by Dominic Burgess

Best Documentary Short:

Winning Film: EMPIRE ON MAIN STREET / Directed by Jessica Congdon

Best Dramatic Short:

Winning Film: WOODMAN / Directed by Mike Jackson

Best World Short:

Winning Film: INTO THE BLUE / Directed by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic

 

Emily Bett Rikards in "Funny Story," the audience favorite for Best American Indie film.
Emily Bett Rikards in “Funny Story,” the audience favorite for Best American Indie film.

AUDIENCE AWARDS

The A3 Audience Award: Best Documentary: THE PUSH / Directed by Grant Korgan & Brian Niles (co-directors Geoff Callan)

The Stolman Audience Award for Best American Indie: FUNNY STORY / Directed by Michael Gallagher

SIFF Award for Best World Cinema: TULIPANI / Directed by Mike van Diem

Audience Shorts Awards

Best Animated: THE DRIVER IS RED / Directed by Randall Christopher

Best Comedy: GRAHAM’S MATE/ Directed by Andy Hill

Best Dramatic: WOODMAN / Directed by Mike Jackson

Best Documentary: EMPIRE ON MAIN STREET / Directed by Jessica Congdon

Best World Cimena: CROSSING FENCES / Directed by Annika Pampel

Best Delicious: SAFRON / Directed by Andreas Ewels



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