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New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2020 Winners

All the works that were part of the Fall 2020 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 40 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 842 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Best Feature Film
Inez & Doug & Kira - Julia Kots (New York, New York)

Best Documentary Film
The Pine Barrens - David Scott Kessler (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Best Short Film
Bella – Seth D. Myers and Sarah Stolar (Dubuque, Iowa)

Best Animation Film
Slideshows From The Peanut Gallery – Paul Rodgers (Lexington, Kentucky)

Honorable Mention Winners
Underground Inc: The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock – Shaun Katz (Cammeray, New South Wales, Australia)
Snowglobe – Timothy Rush (Los Angeles, California)
The Winter – Xin Li (Carlton, Victoria, Australia)
Bubble – Haonan Wang (Beijing, China)
Love is not Love – Stephen Mills (Los Angeles, California)
The Palindromists – Vince Clemente (Long Beach, California)
My Dinner With Werner-Maverick Moore (Robinson, Texas)
Ashes to Ashes – Taylor Rees and Renan Ozturk (Park City, Utah)
In Case of Emergency – Carolyn Jones (Brooklyn, New York)

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020 Winners

All the works that were part of the Spring 2020 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 27 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 611 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Best Feature Film
Strive – Robert Rippberger (Los Angeles, California)

Best Documentary Film
Work Songs – Mark Street (Brooklyn, New York)

Best Short Film
The Seahorse Trainer – Ricardo Bonisoli and Babak Bina (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Best Animation Film
Daughter – Daria Kashcheeva (Prague, Czech Republic)

Honorable Mention Winners
Textile Workers – Andrea Nappi and Juno Roome (Queens, New York)
For Hope – James Rees and Jay Thomas (New York, New York)
Two – Vasilios Papaioannu (Syracuse, New York)
Smoke -n- Suds – George Nicholas (Mamaroneck, New York)
The Twelve Thousand – Eric Davis and Randy Watson (Langley, British Colombia, Canada)
Lab Dog – Noemi Durivou (Glendale, California)
Bailaora – Rubin Stein (Madrid, Spain)
Pacarrete – Allan Deberton (Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil)
Tevye’s Daughters – Vladimir Lert (Kyiv, Ukraine)

2020 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best of Festival
The Last Resort – Lance Lucero (Denver, Colorado)
Keg Warmer – Timothy Amatulli (Glen Rock, New Jersey)
The Heist – Emil Minasyan (Amarillo, Texas)

Audience Prize
The Last Resort – Lance Lucero (Denver, Colorado)

Honorable Mention
House of Joy – Robert Uehlin (Portland, Oregon)
In Our Nature – Sara Leavitt (Brooklyn, New York)
Love, By Nature – Jason Slaver (Los Angeles, California)
corruption – Jason Ewert (Bemidji, Minnesota)
Metamorphosis – Fernanda Parrado (Brooklyn, New York)
Richard Nixon: Getaway Driver – Kevin Lonano (Atlanta, Georgia)
Spring II – Ed Carter (Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts)
A Collection of Eccentricities – David Finkelstein (Brooklyn, New York)

New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2019 Winners

All the works that were part of the Fall 2019 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 28 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 618 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Online Billie – Lou Assous (Paris, France)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Breaking Their Silence – Kerry David (Playa Vista, California)

Winner Best Short Film
The Beginning – Sonni Rossi & Megan McClelland (London, England)

Winner Best Animation Film
Pit Stop – Mikail Ekiz (Hamilton, New Jersey)

Honorable Mention Winners
Impossible Monsters – Nathan Catucci (New York, New York)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night - Bi Gan (Kaili City, Guizhou, China)
Clean Hands – Michael Dominic (Queens, New York)
On Vinyl: Revival and Survival – Thom Leavy (South Amboy, New Jersey)
Two Trentons– Brad Mays (Frenchtown, New Jersey)
Shield – Danielle Eliska Lyle (Princeton, New Jersey)
As One – Tawny Sorensen and David Spaltro (New York, New York)

New Jersey International Film Festival Summer 2019 Winners

All the works that were part of the New Jersey International Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 20 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 498 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Aleksi – Barbara Vekari? (Dubrovnik, Croatia)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Sing you a Brand New Song: The Words and Music of Coleman Mellett – Jeanie Bryson (East Brunswick, New Jersey)

Winner Best Short Film
The Traffic Separating Device – Johan Palmgren (Stockholm, Sweden)

Winner Best Animation Film
Fuse – Shadi Adib (Stuttgart, Germany)

Honorable Mention Winners
When I Last Saw Jesse – Brian Rose (Kansas City, Missouri)
Little Histories – Rafael Marziano (Caracas, Venezuela)
Carlotta’s Face – Valentin Riedl (Munich, Germany) and Frédéric Schuld (Hamburg, Germany)
Beast – Natalie Peracchio (Los Angeles, California)
House of Stronzo– Matthew White (Pittsford, New York)
The Reservoir – Jordan Rowe (Encino, California)
Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am – Nick Mead (Newton, Pennsylvania)

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2019 Winners

All the works that were part of the Spring 2019 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 22 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 546 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Here We Are – David Bellarosa (Austin, Texas)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Diary of Rooftop Water Towers – Nobuyuki Asai (New York, New York)

Winner Best Short Film
Mimi Vang Olsen: Pet Portraitist– Anthony Maranville (Los Angeles, California)

Honorable Mention Winners
The Bug – Dean Cameron (Burbank, California)
Everything's Fine: A Panic Attack in D Major – Zack Morrison (East Brunswick, New Jersey)
How They Got Over – Robert Clem (Stone Ridge, New York)
Harls – Kenzie Sutton (Millburn, New Jersey)
The Shepherd Sings A Song – Andrew Ni (Princeton, New Jersey)
Quakers: The Quiet Revolutionaries – Janet Gardner (Princeton, New Jersey)
A Girl Named C – Emily Kassie (New York, New York)
Vermont Fancy – Kathleen Dougherty Huxley (Brooklyn, New York)

2019 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best of the Festival
The Summerlands - Kathryn L Bucher (Woodland Hills, California)

Audience Prize
The Summerlands - Kathryn L Bucher (Woodland Hills, California)

Honorable Mention
Meat Sack - Stephen Gilliam (Grovetown, Georgia)
The Care & Keeping Of Your Woman - Croix Provence (Van Nuys, California)
Up to Astonishment - Benita Raphan (New York, New York)
605 Adults 304 Children - Michael Mahaffie (Campbell, California)
Silence, Before Rain - Jason Sklaver (Los Angeles, California)
The Devil at 3 PM - Kenta Ikeda (Tokyo, Japan)

New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2018 Winners

All the works that were part of the New Jersey International Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 22 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 507 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
You Go To My Head - Dimitri de Clercq (Ghent, Belgium)

Winner Best Documentary Film
JFK The Last Speech - Bestor Cram (Boston, Massachussetts)

Winner Best Short Film
Soot - Drake Woodall (Brooklyn, New York)

Honorable Mention Winners
Whoever Was Using This Bed - Andrew Marc Kotatko (Annandale, NSW, Australia)
It’s A Mess - Frank Prinzi (New York, New York)
The Luring - Christopher Wells (Brooklyn, New York)
Hi-Five the Cactus - Christopher Allan Thomas (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World - Annamaria Talas (Newport, NSW, Australia)
Baba Babee Skazala: Grandmother Told Grandmother - Matej Sileky (Verona, New Jersey)

2018 New Jersey International Film Festival Winners

All the works that were part of the New Jersey International Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 22 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 512 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Bullitt County - David McCracken/Josh Riedford (Los Angeles, California)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Vianey - Marko Vuorinen (Helsinki, Finland)

Winner Best Short Film
Crazy Hive - Shi Wei (Shanghai, China)

Winner Best Animation Film
Goose in High Heels - John R. Dilworth (New York, New York)

Honorable Mention Winners
Headless Swans - Jordan Klaja (Queens, New York)
Everything is Upstream - Martin Ponferrada (Sydney, Australia)
In The Field - EJ Argenio/Tesia Walker (New York, New York)
306 Hollywood - Elan and Jonathan Bogarín (New York, New York)
The Best Of All Worlds - Adrian Goipoinger (Saltzburg, Austria)
Bullies - Daniel Bydlowski (Northridge, California)
Above the Drowning Sea - René Balcer and Nicola Zavaglia (New York, New York)

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2018 Winners

All the works that were part of the New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 23 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 403 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Starlit - AO (Fishkill, New York)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story - James Lester (Brooklyn, New York)

Winner Best Short Film
The Inescapable Arrival of Lazlo Petushki - Sven Werner (Glasgow, Scotland)

Winner Best Animated Film
Two Balloons - Mark Smith (Portland, Oregon)

Honorable Mention Winners
Pluto - Tiger Ji (East Natick, Massachusetts)
Breathless - Anaiis Cisco (Brooklyn, New York)
Word Is Bond - Sacha Jenkins (New York, New York)
The Lost Village - Roger Paradiso (Montclair, New Jersey)
Andover - Scott Perlman (Hollywood, California)
Little Red Giant, The Monster That I Was - Laura Harrison (Chicago, Illinois)
Bluefin - John Hopkins (Breadalbane, Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times - Marcus Markou (London, England)
Clasico - Eli Korn (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Dovere For Camden - Douglas Clayton (Lawrenceville, New Jersey)

2018 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best of the Festival
Cold Butter - Alex Faoro (Brookly, New York)
The Paintings Paint Themselves - James Hollenbaugh (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

Honorable Mention
The Flood - Jeissy Trompiz and Laura Sanz (Santonio de los Banos, Artemisa, Cuba)
Keep Dreaming - Daniel Macarone (Summit, New Jersey)
Rise - TaNia Bogan (New York, New York)

New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2017 Winners

All the works that were part of the Fall 2017 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 17 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 377 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
The Golden Five – Goran Trenchovski (Skopje, Macedonia)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport – Scott Morris (Chatham, New Jersey)

Winner Best Short Film
Greeting In The Afternoon – Minwoo Song (Seoul, South Korea)

Honorable Mention Winners
Melody Makers – Leslie Ann Coles (Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada)
Riverkeeper – Sara Leavitt (Brooklyn, New York)
Stowaway – Kenneth Anderson (New York, New York)
Swiped Right – Dana Marisa Schoenfeld (Nutley, New Jersey)
You Have A Nice Flight – Jimmy Dinh (Los Angeles, California)
Soup – Sharon Chetrit (Tel Aviv, Israel)
The Little Dictator– Nurith Cohn (Jerusalem, Israel)
Painless – Jordan Horowitz (Brooklyn, New York)

2017 New Jersey International Film Festival Winners

All the works that were part of the New Jersey International Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 22 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 322 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Emma – Juan Pablo Martinez (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Levinsky Park – Beth Kruvant (South Orange, New Jersey)

Winner Best Short Film
The Ravens – Jennifer Perrott (Annandale, New South Wales, Australia)

Winner Best Animation Film
First Bloom – Tingting Liu (Nanjing, Jiang Su Province, China)

Honorable Mention Winners:
Glowworm – Laina Barakat (Marlborough, New Hampshire)
Don’t Think About It – Niv Klainer (New York, New York)
Church – Stephen Bodossian (Franklin, New Jersey)
Seppuku – Daryn Wakasa (Montebello, California)
Second Nature – Michael Cross (Seattle, Washington)
Kedi – Ceyda Torun (Istanbul, Turkey)
One Eightieth of Zhang Tianyi – Shuhan Fan (Glendale, California)
Passaic – Douglas Underdahl (Millburn, New Jersey)
I Am Still Here– Mischa Marcus (Los Angeles, California)
Strawman – Tian Xie (Alhambra, California)

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2017 Winners

All the works that were part of the New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 14 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 284 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Gelo - Luis & Gonçalo Galvão Teles (Lisbon, Portugal)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Art of the Prank - Andrea Marini (Winter Park, Florida)

Winner Best Short Film
Bad Tidings - Daniel Natale (Red Bank, New Jersey)

Honorable Mention Winners
Knights of New Jersey - Michael Hadley (Montclair, New Jersey)

The Northlander - Benjamin Ross Hayden (Calgary, Canada)
Craving Cuba - Zuzelin Martin Lynch (San Anselmo, California)
Schizophrenia - Yuri Muraoka (Tokyo, Japan)
The Sara Spencer Washington Story - Royston Scott (New York, New York)
…With God Against Man… - Seymon Pinkahasov (Brooklyn, New York)
River Blue: Can Fashion Save the Planet? - David Mcilvride and Roger Williams (Vancouver, Canada)

2017 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best of the Festival
Angel – N.L. Brooks (London, England)
Long Departure – David Ellis (Ellisville, Massachusetts)

Audience Choice
Angel – N.L. Brooks (London, England)

Honorable Mention
Eat Some Food, Ride Your Bike – Giles Perkins (Hebden Bridge, England')
Sunflowers- Jeff Zorilla (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
War, One Afternoon – Jason Sklaver (Los Angeles, Caifornia)
Ms. Brown – Christopher Pabon (Bronx, New York)
Moon Hoax Now– Jet Wintzer (Old Bridge, New Jersey)

New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2016 Winners

All the works that were part of the Fall 2016 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 22 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 388 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Peelers - Sevé Schelenz (Vancouver, Canada)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Eva Hesse – Marcie Begleiter (New York, New York)

Winner Best Short Film
Tenderness- Emilia Zielonka (Gydnia, Poland)

Honorable Mention Winners
Artemis - Heather Freeman (Charlotte. North Carolina)
Safia:Make Them Wheels Roll - Sam Tremayne (Canberra, Australia)
Gandhiji My Mentor - Nilay Dave (Kendall Park, New Jersey)
The Lockpicker - Randall Okita (Toronto, Canada)
After Adderall - Stephen Elliot (New York, New York)
You’re Just Projecting - Marinah Janello (Boston, Massachusetts)
Racing The Sunrise - Amy Russo (Los Angeles, California)
C.I.T. - Cara Consilvio (Cranford, New Jersey)
A Ticking Time Bomb - Tamara and Thomas Balsamides (Montvale, New Jersey)
Il Nostro Ultimo (Our Last) - Ludovico Di Martino (Rome, Italy)

2016 New Jersey International Film Festival Winners

All the works that were part of the New Jersey International Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 21 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 366 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
The Other Kids – Chris Brown (San Francisco, California)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Psychedelia – Pat Murphy (Brooklyn, New York)

Winner Best Short Film
The Suitor – Alvaro Congosto (Woodside, New York)

Winner Best Animation Film
A is for Aye-Aye: An Abecedarian Adventure – Augusta Palmer (Brooklyn, New York)

Honorable Mention Winners
H.O.M.E. – Daniel Maldonado (Queens, New York)
Kurdistan-Kurdistan – Bulent Gunduz (Antony, France)
Occupy, Texas – Jeff Barry (New York, New York)
Twinsburg – Joe Garrity (Oakland, California)
Roubado – Erica Watson (Los Angeles, California)

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2016 Winners

All the works that we are screening, with the exception of four programs, are part of the New Jersey Film Festival competition and were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 21 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from over 303 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges will choose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
In The Dark – David Spaltro (New York, New York)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Back Water – Jonathan Cohrs (Brooklyn, New York)

Winner Best Short Film
Crepusculo (Twilight) - Juan Pablo Daranas Molina (Havana, Cuba)

Winner Best Student Film
Pitter Patter Goes My Heart - Christoph Rainer (Klosterneuberg, Austria)

Honorable Mention Winners
Through the Uncanny Valley - Pasquale M. Greco (Vancouver, Canada)
Echo Lake - Jody McVeigh-Schultz (Los Angeles, California)
Peanut Gallery - Molly Gandour (Brooklyn, New York)
After Sandy – Joe Minella (Howell, New Jersey)
In The Game - Maria Finitzo (Chicago, Illinois)
Citta' dei Sogni (City of Dreams) - Paola Bernardini (New York, New York)
Amore tra le rovine ('Love Among the Ruins) - Massimo Alì Mohammad (Ferrara, Italy)

2016 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best of the Festival
Picnic – Jure Pavlovic (Zagreb, Croatia)
Nuthouse Drawings - Jim Hollenbaugh (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

Audience Choice Winner
Dinner Date – Ricardo Charlie Liriano (Bronx, New York)

Honorable Mention Winners
Eduardo - Michael Stevantoni (Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada)
The Tutor – Grant Johnson (Park City, Utah)
Again – Daniel Macarone (Westfield, New Jersey)
Dark Light - Gina Guerrieri (New York, New York)
Rust Belt Driven - Alexander Hope (Easton, Pennsylvania)
#filmforever – Michael McGuirk (Brooklyn, New York)
NO SIGNAL – David Ellis (Ellisville, Massachusetts)

New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2015 Winners

All the works that were part of the Fall 2015 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 25 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 392 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
All in Time - Chris Fetchko and Marina Donahue (Summit, New Jersey)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Angel of Nanjing - Jordan Horowitz and Frank Ferendo (Providence, Rhode Island)

Winner Best Short Film
The Cart - Patrik Eriksson (Lodz, Poland)

Winner Best Animation Film
Däwit - David Jansen & Sophie Biesenbach (Hamburg, Germany)

Honorable Mention Winners
Rosehill - Brigitta Wagner (Haworth, New Jersey)
Foster Dog - Lisa Alonso Vear (Brooklyn, New York)
It Plays Like Love- Jeremy Waltman and Adam Lucas (Young Harris, Georgia)
Right Footed - Nick Spark (Los Angeles, California)
The Moment: Bonnaroo - Reuben Meltzer (Cairnlea, Victoria, Australia)
Lords of BSV - Maria Soccor (Union, New Jersey)

2015 New Jersey International Film Festival Winners

All the works that were part of the New Jersey International Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 25 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 383 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Nocturne – Saul Pincus (Toronto, Canada)

Winner Best Documentary Film
When Things Go Wrong: Robin Lane Story – Tim Jackson (Somerville, Massachusetts)

Winner Best Short Film
The Cat's Cradle – David Spaltro (New York, New York)

Winner Best Student Film
Keeper of the Past – Marco J. Riedl (Bochum, Germany)

Honorable Mention Winners:
Tick Tock – Zeynep Kocak (Istanbul, Turkey)
Forever into Space – Greg Locke (New York, New York)
M Cream – Agneya Singh (New Delhi, India)
Soap – Christopher Brown (London, England)
Lashes – Christine Sherwood (London, England)
Waste Paper – Derrick Pete (Aliso Viejo, California)
Inside the Frame: Portrait of Photographer Linda Troeller – Jeff McKay (Lakewood, New Jersey)
U H F – David Ellis (Plymouth, Massachusetts)
Enfilade – David Coyle (Westbourne Park, Australia)

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2015 Winners

All the works that were part of the Spring 2015 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 25 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 311 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Wildlike - Frank Hall Green (New York, New York)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Riot on the Dance Floor: The Story of Randy Now and City Gardens – Steve Tozzi (Columbus, New Jersey)

Winner Best Short Film
El Mar Y Él – Tony Méndez (Miami, Florida)

Winner Best Student Film
Fishing – Tian Zheng (Shandong, China)

Honorable Mention Winners
Doug's Christmas - Calvin Steinken (Chicago, Illinois)
Knock Knock – Jeff Betancourt (Los Angeles, California)
Expressway To Your Skull - Michael Okum (Glendale, California)
The Gospel According To Bart - Timothy Ashby (Tempe, Arizona)

2015 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best of the Festival
Moon-Lite - David Dibble (Durango, Colorado)
National Scars: The Albert Pike Monuments - Jet Wintzer (Old Bridge, New Jersey)

Audience Choice
Wake Up – Stephanie Fox (Cambria Heights, New York)

Honorable Mention Winners
Surface Waves - Reed O'Beirne (Seattle, Washington)
PROCESS - Susan Hansen (London, England)
Self Portrait Portrait- James Hollenbaugh (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Sons of Jacob Synagogue - Francesca Soans (Waterloo, Iowa)

New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2014 Winners

All the works that were part of the Fall 2014 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 23 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 277 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
N+N - Yan Chi Lai (Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Sound and Chaos: The Story of BC Studio - Ryan Douglass & Sara Leavitt (Brooklyn, New York)

Winner Best Short
Balcony (Ballkoni) - Lendita Zeqiraj (Pristina, Kosovo)

Winner Best Student Film
Love Express - Patrick Chen (Woodside, New York)

Honorable Mention Winners
Waking Marshall Walker - Gabriel Baron and Bjorn Thorstad (Los Angeles, Califonia)
The Jokes On You - Adrian Colon and Ron Saunders, Jr. (Hamilton, New Jersey)
Leaving Circadia - Evan Mathew Weinstein (Sayreville, New Jersey)
Deuce Ex Machina - Daniel Priore (Jersey City, New Jersey)
The Black Butterflies (Les Papillons Noirs) - Antoine Blanchet (Paris, France)
Dog Down - John Le Blanc (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

Winners of the 2014 New Jersey International Film Festival Competition

All the works that were part of the New Jersey International Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 24 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 357 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Lies I Told My Little Sister – William J. Stribling (Union, New Jersey)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5 – Jenni Matz (Los Angeles, California)

Winner Best Short Film
The Sound – Sacha Iskra (New York, New York)

Winner Best Experimental Film
My Most Handsome Monster – Madsen Minax (Houston, Texas)

Winner Best Animated Film
The Innovator – Sean McCarthy (San Jose, California)

Honorable Mention Winners
Horror Film – Sebastian Wotschke (Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
The Sax Man – Joe Siebert (Willowick, Ohio)
Blackbird – Jamie Chambers (London, England)
When He Comes Home – Ben Phillippo (Carlisle, Massachusetts)
Simpler Times – Steve Monarque (West Milford, New Jersey)
Arena – Martin Rath (Lodz, Poland)

Winners of the New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2014 Competition

All the works that were part of the Spring 2014 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 26 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 392 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Swim Little Fish Swim (Jour 2 Fête) - Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis (Paris, France)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Malala: A Girl From Paradise - Mohsin Abbas (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)

Winner Best Animation Film
Animation Hotline – Dustin Grella (New York, New York)

Winner Best Short Film
Some Others - Khrystyna Iaroshenko (Kiev, Ukraine)

Winner Best Student Film
Baxter - Ty Coyle (Huntingtown, Maryland)

Honorable Mention Winners
AKT 2 - Robert Fritz (Newfane, Vermont)
The Other Side of the Mountain - In Hak Jang (Pyongyang, North Korea)
A Life Outside - Catherine Brabec (New York, New York)
Virtuos Virtuell - Thomas Stellmach and Maja Oschmann (Kassel, Hessen, Germany)
Mama, I’m Gonna Kill You - Elena Pogrebizhskaia (Moscow, Russia)
The Train - Qianying Zhou (Long Island City, New York)
Swan Cake - Amos Sussigan and Nikitha Mannam (Burbank, California)
Ride With Larry – Andrew Rubin and Ricardo Villareal (Carlsbad, California)

2014 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best Documentary Film
Last Stop Flamingo - Georg Koszulinski (Seattle, Washington)

Best Feature Film
Objects Attack! - Rona Mark (Forest Hills, New York)

Best Short Film
Across the Whipplewash – Caitlin and Josh Drake (Dillsburg, Pennsylvania)

Audience Choice Prize
Daybreak - George Ungar (Toronto, Canada)

Honorable Mention Winners
Maya - Marya Krogstad (San Francisco, California)
Daybreak - George Ungar (Toronto, Canada)
Skin Deep – Keyonna Johnson (New York, New York)
Things Precious Now Lost - Beverley Jordan and Tracy Williams (Norwich, England)

Winners of the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2013 Competition

All the works that were part of the New Jersey International Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 29 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 388 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Locomotive – Jeremy Waltman (Hiawassee,Georgia)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Life With Alex – Emily Wick (Oakland, California)

Winner Best Experimental Film
Agophobia - Benjamin Ross Hayden (Calgary, Canada)

Winner Best Short Film
Killer - Michael Turney (New York, New York)
The Portal - Michael Turney (New York, New York)

Winner Best Student Film
Rap ‘n’ Reno – John McKelvey (Metuchen, New Jersey)

Honorable Mention Winners:
Mad Ship - David Mortin (Caledon, Canada)
Killer B3 (KB3) – Murv Seymour and Joe Bamford (Clearwater, Florida)
Sick Mick and the Boys - José Asunción (Chicago, Illinois)
Just Short of Sidekick - Jamison M. LoCascio (Montclair, New Jersey)
Poor Heart - Ben Phillippo (Carlisle, Massachussetts)
A Night at the Office - Eric Eppinger (Oakland, California)

Winners of the 2013 New Jersey International Film Festival Competition

All the works that were part of the New Jersey International Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 25 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 344 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean - Matthew Mishory (West Hollywood, California)

Winner Best Documentary Film
The Rink - Sarah Friedland and Ryan Joseph (Elmhurst, New York)

Winner Best Animation Film
SYSTEM PREFERENCES - Anya Belkina (Boston, Massachusetts)

Winner Best Short Film
Welcome and our Condolences – Leon Prudovsky (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Winner Best Student Film
COLD TURKEY - Fannar Thor Arnarsson (Boston, Massachussetts)

Honorable Mention Winners:
Separation Sonnet - Andressa Furletti (Brooklyn, New York)
Spaghetti für Zwei (Spaghetti for Two) - Matthias Rosenberger (Miesbach, Germany)
Chicken – Jessica Sue Burstein (Brooklyn, New York)
LE TEMPS DE L'INCERTITUDE (UNCERTAIN TIMES) - Vivianne Perelmuter (Paris, France)
Kayip (The Loss) - Mete Sozer (Los Angeles, California)
The Space Jockey Pursuit - Brian Titshaw (Smyrna, Georgia)
Art House-Part One - Don Freeman (New York, New York)

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2013 Competition Winners

All the works that were part of the Spring 2013 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 23 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 311 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
The Last Day of August - Craig DiFolco (Sunnyside, New York)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Set for Life - Sam Newman and Susan Sipprelle (Englewood, New Jersey)

Winner Best Animated Film
Animation Hotline – Dustin Grella (New York, New York)

Winner Best Experimental Film
Retrocognition - Eric Patrick (Evanston, Illinois)

Winner Best Short Film
A House, A Home - Daniel Fickle and Mark Smith (Portland, Oregon)

Winner Best Student Film
Olivia - Ana García Abad (Toluca Lake, California)

Honorable Mention Winners
Lost Child: Sayon's Journey - Janet Gardner (Princeton, New Jersey)
Starting from Scratch - James Huang (Beverly Hills, California)
Beauty and the Breast - Liliana Komorowska (Montreal, Canada)
Legacy - Adam Floeck (Metuchen, New Jersey)
Under the Apple Box - Ellie Fox (Vancouver, Canada)
Treeman - Claire Ying-chin Wang (Syracuse, New York)
The Suffering Grasses – Iara Lee (San Francisco, California)

2013 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best Documentary Film
Don’t Break Down - Matt Meindl (Columbus, Ohio)

Best Short Film
Last of Our Kind - Reed O'Beirne (Seattle, Washington)

Best Experimental Film
Decapoda Shock-Javier Chillon (Madrid, Spain)

Best Jersey Film
The Art of Forced Collaboration – Jet Wintzer (Old Bridge, New Jersey)

Audience Choice Prize
The Key Difference – Joe Gessner (Roseland, New Jersey)

Honorable Mention Winners
Diary of Dreams: Volume One - Daniel Abad (Madrid, Spain)
The Transmission – Brian Lonano (Atlanta, Georgia)
Dead Good - Beverley Jordan (Norwich, United Kingdom)
Holiday - Tony Lawrence (Sydney, Australia)
Olivia - Ana García Abad (Toluca Lake, California)
TROBIA - Benjamin Ross Hayden (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Winners of the Fall 2012 New Jersey Film Festival Competition

All the works that were part of the New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2012 Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 21 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 223 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Things I Don't Understand - David Spaltro (New York, New York)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC - Kevin Couliau and Bobbito Garcia (Brooklyn, New York)

Winner Animation Film
Broken Wing - Amos Sussigan (Burbank, California)

Winner Best Short Film
Postcard From 1952 - Peter Simonite and Annie Gunn (Austin, Texas)

Winner Best Student Film
Knights, Tigers, and Cannons. Oh My! - Zack Morrison (East Brunswick, New Jersey)

Honorable Mention Winners:
Heathens & Thieves - Megan Peterson and John Douglas Sinclair (Santa Monica, California)
Meherjaan - Rubaiyat Hossain (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Gravity Of Center - Thibaut Duverneix and Victor Quijada (Montreal, Canada)
Look Up – Amanda Prager and Jake Olesen (Millburn, New Jersey)
One Brooklyn Boat - Megan Hessenthaler (Brooklyn, New York)
An Act of Faith – Diane Ciccone (Princeton Junction, New Jersey)

Winners of the 2012 New Jersey International Film Festival Competition

All the works that were part of the New Jersey International Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 27 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 323 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
The Kill Hole – Mischa Webley (Portland, Oregon)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story – Jonathan Kalafer (Mendham, New Jersey)

Winner Animation Film
Drained – Nick Peterson (Burbank, California)

Winner Experimental Film
Ditchwork - Simon Liu (Brooklyn New York)

Winner Best Short Film
First Match - Olivia Newman (Brooklyn, New York)

Winner Best Student Film
Hluboký Tón (Deep Note) - Emma Brown and Max Rissman (Summit, New Jersey)

Honorable Mention Winners:
Civil War – Blake Blasingame (Indian Wells, California)
Tuurngait - Paul-Emile Boucher (Paris, France)
The First Season - Rudd Simmons (New York, New York)
Postales (Postcards) – Josh Hyde (Boulder, Colorado)
Nobody's Child - Dennis Nollette (West Hollywood, California)
In Search of Avery Willard – Cary Kehayan (New York, New York)
Ecstasy - Rob Heydon (Toronto, Canada)
Anche se è amore non si vede (It may be love but it doesn't show) - Salvo Ficarra and Valentino Picone (Sicilia, Italy)

Winners of the Spring 2012 New Jersey Film Festival Competition

All the works that were part of the Spring 2012 New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 31 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 312 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Calendar Girl - Derek Lindeman (Runnemede, New Jersey)

Winner Best Documentary Film
The Bull Runners of Pamplona - Aubrey Powell (London, England)

Winner Best Animated Film
Intermission Time - Michael Degg (Novi, Missouri)

Winner Best Short Film
My Left Hand Man - Antonia Bogdanovich (San Jose, California)

Winner Best Student Film
Static - Mel Miskell (Brooklyn, New York)

Honorable Mention Winners:
Ghost of Old Highway - Dan Bush (Atlanta, Georgia)
It's In The Blood - Scooter Downey (Burbank, California)
Quite A Conundrum - Thomas L.Phillips (Jacksonville, Florida)
The Big Bad - Bryan Enk (New York, New York)
Mary and Bill - Andrew Napier (Los Angeles, California)
Boom Varietal - Sky Pinnick (Bend, Oregon)

2012 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best Feature=Tie
I Am ZOZO - Scott Di Lalla (Los Angeles, California)
TOWERS - Jet Wintzer (Old Bridge, New Jersey)

Best Documentary
78 Days - Jason Nardella (St. Joseph-du-Lac, Quebec. Canada)

Best Short
Keenan - Tom Knoff and Kurt Hemmer (Palatine, Illinois)

Best Experimental
SUNYATA - Dane Webster and James Fazzaro (Bricktown and Somerville, New Jersey)
Audience Choice Prize I Am ZOZO - Scott Di Lalla (Los Angeles, California)

Honorable Mention Winners
The Seafarer - Michael Feldman and Kevin Clark (Astoria, New York)
Slip Cue - Robin Kupferman (Wilmette, Illinois)

Winners of the Fall 2011 New Jersey Film Festival Competition

All the works that were part of the New Jersey Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 40 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 366 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Documentary Film
In God We Teach - Vic Losick (New York, New York)

Winner Best Feature Film
Inuk - Mike Magidson (Paris, France)

Winner Best Short Documentary Film
Inside The Perfect Circle: The Odyssey Of Joel Thome - Chris Pepino (Redlands, California)

Winner Best Short Film
Crazy Beats Strong Every Time - Moon Molson (New York, New York)

Winner Best Experimental Film
Some Girls Never Learn - Jerzy Rose (Chicago, Illinois)

Winner Best Student Film
Cranberry Sauce - Taylor Gledhill (Orange, California)

Honorable Mention Winners:
Jack Falls - Paul Tanter (London, England)
After the Fire - Guido Verweyen (Glendale, California)
Analogue Love - Stuart Drennan (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Bad Actress - Robert Lee King (West Hollywood, California)
Ice Works - Stephen Payne (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
The Confession - Andres Sivori (Clifton, New Jersey)
Disney World - M. Woods (Brooklyn, New York)
Where I Begin - Thomas L. Phillips (Oxford, Mississippi)

Winners of the 2011 New Jersey International Film Festival Competition

All the works selected were screened by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 31 finalists which will be publicly screened at our Festival. These finalists were selected from over 371 works submitted by film and videomakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
The Sandman (Der Sandmann) - Peter Luisi (Zürich, Switzerland)

Winner Best Documentary Film
Bush League - Cy Kuckenbaker (Imperial Beach, California)

Winner Experimental Film
Melt - Noemie Lafrance (Brooklyn, New York)

Winner Best Short Film
Savasana - Gerry Curtis (San Francisco, California)

Winner Best Student Film
Ashley/Amber - Rebecca R. Rojer (Maplewood, New Jersey)

Honorable Mention Winners:
Virgin Alexander - Charlotte Barrett and Sean Fallon (Henderson, Nevada)
Shepherds of Helmand - Gary Mortensen (Tigard, Oregon)
Atomic Mom - M.T. Silvia (Oakland, California)
Checkpoint - Ruben Amar (New York, New York)
Three Veils - Rolla Selbak (Fullerton, California)
The Mirror (Le Miroir) - Sébastien Rossignol (Paris, France)

Winners of the Spring 2011 New Jersey Film Festival Competition

All the works that were part of the NJ Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 33 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 323 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Feature Film
Risen - Neil Jones

Winner Best Documentary Film
Atlantic Crossing: A Robot's Daring Mission - Dena Seidel

Winner Experimental Film
Broken Clouds - Yuri Alves

Winner Best Short Film
The Filmmaker - Marcello Fabrizi

Winner Best Student Film
Urva - Emre Ozdemir

Honorable Mention Winners:
Kings - Barbara Mones
Crawdad - Kelly Stephenson
The Red Machine - Stephanie Argy and Alec Boehm
Living for 32 - Kevin Breslin
Heart of Now- Zak Forsman
Vento - Marcio Salem
Charlie and the Rabbit - Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck and Robert Machoian
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone - Christopher Metzler and Lev Anderson

2011 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best Documentary
Beatboxing: The Fifth Element of Hip Hop - Klaus Schneyder (New York, New York/Aachen, Germany)

Best Short Documentary
Crooked Beauty - Ken Paul Rosenthal (San Francisco, California)

Best Short
Martha and Dee Visit the Fifth Dimension - Noelle Foster (Carmichael, California)

Best Animation
Cookie Crooks - James Barfield (Los Angeles, California)

Best Experimental
Pick - Benjamin Hayden (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Audience Choice Prize
Go Ahead – Joe Gessner (New Brunswick, New Jersey)

Honorable Mention Winners
Four Cubic Feet of Space – Tony Gault (Glenwood Springs, Colorado)
Istvan - even there no kiddin - Mike Yuhasz (Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada)
Buddy: The Amazing Pack Rat - Bonnie Norton (Elgin, Oregon)
Winged - Jennifer Hardacker (Forest Grove, Oregon)
Summer Snapshot - Ian McCluskey (Portland, Oregon)
Susan's Horses - Elizabeth Henry (Glenwood Springs, Colorado)

Winners of the Fall 2010 New Jersey Film Festival Competition

All the works that were part of the NJ Film Festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 38 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 266 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Documentary Film
Beijing Punk - Shaun Jefford

Winner Best Feature Film
Fanny, Annie & Danny - Chris Brown

Winner Best Short
The Cycle – Roy Clovis

Winner Best Short Documentary
Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean - Curt Fissel

Winner Best Animation Film
Prayers For Peace – Dustin Grella

Winner Best Student Film
A Complex Villainelle - Bart Ovaitt, Nate Billington, Rebecca Forth and Ryan Porter

Honorable Mention Winners:
Yankeeland: In the Shadow of the Stadium - Michael Gartland and Robert Weiss
Sunset to Sunset - Kent Hayward
Chosin - Brian Iglesias
Calling My Children - David Binder
Dreaming Mali – Barbara Kowa
Lights - Giulio Ricciarelli
Overload - Robert Fritz
5...6...7...8 - Andy Milkis
Dvojka (Twosome) - Jaroslav Fuit

Winners of the 2010 New Jersey International Film Festival Competition

All the works selected were screened by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 39 finalists which will be publicly screened at our Festival. These finalists were selected from over 372 works submitted by film and videomakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Documentary Film
The Hand of Fatima – Augusta Palmer (Brooklyn, New York)

Winner Best Feature Film
Miles Away - Brendan McNamee (London, United Kingdom)

Winner Director’s Choice Prize
Sneakers & Soul - Jonathan Zelenak (Toms River, New Jersey)

Winner Best Short Film
Nothing Happened – Julia Kots (New York, New York)

Winner Best Experimental Film
Eyes Nose Mouth - Noemie Lafrance (Brooklyn, New York)

Winner Best Animation Film
Skylight - David Baas (Toronto, Canada)

Winner Best Student Film
Collecting Things - Michael Raynes (Basking Ridge, New Jersey)

Winner Best Music Video
Switch Hit Resistor - Adam Sztykiel (Los Angeles, California)

Honorable Mention Winners:
For the Life of Me - Jean Strauss (Lubbock, Texas)
Voices From Inside - Israelis Speak - Lucy Martens (Hamburg, Germany)
Heads/Tails - Josh Eisenberg (Kendall Park, New Jersey)
Journey From Zanskar - Frederick Marx (Oakland, California)
Lilly's Thorn - Will Bain (Winchester, Virginia)
Poi Dogs - Joel Moffett (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Breaking Boundaries: The Art of Alex Masket - Dennis Connors (Montclair, New Jersey)
Tierra Madre - Dylan Verrechia (New York, New York)
Ultra Violet for Sixteen Minutes - David Gerson (Brooklyn, New York)

2010 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival Award Winners

Grand Prize Winners

Best Documentary
Free Land - Minda Martin (San Diego, California)

Best Short Documentary
Fledgling - Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry (Glenwood Springs, Colorado)

Best Experimental
Inside Out/Side One - Matt Meindl (Columbus, Ohio)

Best Short
Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman - Matthew Mishory (West Hollywood, California)

Best Music Video
No More - Ken Ochiai (Los Angeles, California)

Best Jersey Film
Gitchy - Thomas Norman (Brick, New Jersey)

Audience Choice Prize
Can't Fight This Feelin' - James Christy (Princeton, New Jersey)

Honorable Mention Winners
City of Noise - Mitch Barany (Calgary, Canada)
Making The City - Ruchi Mital, Brooklyn, New York)
Hiljaisuudesta toiseen (From One's Silence To Other's) - Panu Johansson and Annika Rapo (Hägersten, Sweden)
Cut - Matthew D'Abate (Brooklyn, New York)

Winners of the 2009 New Jersey Film Festival Competition

All the works that were part of the NJ Film Festival Competition (denoted by an * on our schedule and website) were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 38 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from over 250 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Documentary Film/Video
War Against the Weak - Justin Strawhand

Winner Best Feature Film/Video
Unremembered - Greg Kerr

Winner Best Short Documentary
We Love You - Jonathan Kalafer

Winner Best Short Film/Video
Mildred Richards - Marc Kess

Winner Best Animation Film/Video
Nuttin' For Christmas - Doug Compton

Winner Best Student Film/Video
Scarecrow - Patrick Knipe

Honorable Mention Winners:
Little Criminals - Tony Gaddis
The Last Bastions - Fritch Clark
We Enjoy Yourself- Chris Pepino
A Place Out of Time: The Bordentown School - Dave Davidson
Pachamama - Toshifumi Matsushita
A Chemical Reaction - Brett Plymale
The Street Stops Here - Kevin Shaw

Winners of the 2009 New Jersey International Film Festival Competition

All the works selected were screened by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 39 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. These finalists were selected from over 320 works submitted by film and videomakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Documentary Film/Video
Heart of Stone - Beth Toni Kruvant (Montclair, New Jersey)

Winner Best Feature Film/Video
Karma Calling - Sarba Das (Los Angeles, California)

Winner Best Short Film/Video
Interpretation - Lin Oeding (Los Angeles, California)
Open Air - Shira-Lee Shalit (New York, New York)

Winner Best Animation Film/Video
Reach - Luke Randall (Melbourne, Australia)

Winner Best Student Film/Video
Shoebox Redhead - Matthew Lawrence (Brooklyn, New York)

Honorable Mention Winners:
These Guys Know What Love Is - Thomas Florek (Lambertville, New Jersey)
It's In the Blood: Leo Abshire & the Cajun Tradition - Cyndi Moran & Eric Scholl (Chicago, Illinois)
Sounds Good To Me - Paul Marcus (New York, New York)
Sailor Siren Song - Paul O'Bryan (San Francisco, California)
La Tangente (The Tangent) - Vincent Vesco (Paris, France)
Lay Me Down - Shinako Sudo (Jersey City, New Jersey)
Spielzeugland (Toyland) - Jochen Alexander Freydank (Berlin, Germany)
Split Ends - Dorothy Lyman (New York, New York)

Winners of the 2008 New Jersey International Film Festival Competition

All the works selected were screened by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 33 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. These finalists were selected from over 350 works submitted by film and videomakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director.

Winner Best Documentary Film/Video
Greetings from Asbury Park - Christina Eliopoulos (Eatontown, NJ)

Winner Best Feature Film/Video
P.J. – Russ Emmanuel (West Hollywood, CA)

Winner Best Short Film/Video
Alicja Wonderland - Martin Gauvreau (London, England)

Winner Best Animation Film/Video
The Whole Truth - Gerald Guthrie (Urbana, IL)

Winner Best Student Film/Video
Diorama - Ben Kalina (Philadelphia, PA)

Honorable Mention Winners:
Woven Ways - Linda Helm Krapf (Stockton, NJ)
Vanaja - Rajnesh Domalpalli (Hyderabad, India)
Blinders - Donald Moss (New York, NY)
The Promise of New York - Raul Barcelona (New York, NY)
Under The Snow – Candela Figueira and Maitena Muruzabal (Pamplona, Spain)
Hell Drivers: America's Original Crash Test Dummies - Peter Koziell + Darren Garnick (North Billerica, Mass)
Crazy - Rick Bieber (Los Angeles, CA)
JUMP! - Helen Hood Scheer (Venice, CA)
CRITICAL CONDITION - Roger Weisberg (Palisades, NY)