2017 AWARD WINNERS

 
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RISING STAR AWARD

DIARRA KILPATRICK

This year The Bushwick Film Festival presented the first ever Rising Star Award to BFF alum and actress/filmmaker Diarra Kilpatrick. 

The Rising Star Award was created to acknowledge Bushwick Film Festival alumni who have broken new ground in the Film and TV industry and are achieving notable levels of success. It’s a testament to the recipient’s hard work and to the festival’s continued commitment to give incredibly talented filmmakers and creators a spotlight.

Kilpatrick is the creator and star of the web series American Koko (produced by Viola Davis and distributed by ABC) and also the creator and star of the new series The Climb (Amazon Studios)  

BEST FILM AWARDS

  BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM    PRETTY FAR FROM OKAY   HELENA HUFNAGEL

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM

PRETTY FAR FROM OKAY

HELENA HUFNAGEL

  BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE    PEDALÓ   JUAN PALACIOS

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

PEDALÓ

JUAN PALACIOS

  BEST WEB SERIES    BEST THING YOU’LL EVER DO   CATHERINE FORDHAM

BEST WEB SERIES

BEST THING YOU’LL EVER DO

CATHERINE FORDHAM

  BEST SHORT FILM    ARKABUTLA   KATORI HALL

BEST SHORT FILM

ARKABUTLA

KATORI HALL

RUNNERS UP AWARDS

  SHORT FILM    SEE YOU YESTERDAY   STEFON BRISTOL

SHORT FILM

SEE YOU YESTERDAY

STEFON BRISTOL

  WEB SERIES    THE FEELS   TIM MANLEY AND NAJE LATAILLADE

WEB SERIES

THE FEELS

TIM MANLEY AND NAJE LATAILLADE

  DOCUMENTARY FEATURE    WE ARE MARY   JULIE WILES

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

WE ARE MARY

JULIE WILES

  NARRATIVE FEATURE    TORMENTING THE HEN   THEODORE COLLATOS

NARRATIVE FEATURE

TORMENTING THE HEN

THEODORE COLLATOS

PROGRAMMERS CHOICE AWARDS

  SHORT FILM    WHITE FACE   MTUME GANT

SHORT FILM

WHITE FACE

MTUME GANT

  DOCUMENTARY FEATURE    COACH JAKE   IAN PHILLIPS

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

COACH JAKE

IAN PHILLIPS

  NARRATIVE FEATURE    SEA TO SHINING SEA   MAXIMÓN MONIHAN

NARRATIVE FEATURE

SEA TO SHINING SEA

MAXIMÓN MONIHAN

HONORABLE MENTIONS

  NARRATIVE FEATURE    NOWHERE, MICHIGAN   ROBERT VORNKAHL

NARRATIVE FEATURE

NOWHERE, MICHIGAN

ROBERT VORNKAHL

  SHORT FILM    BLACK PEOPLE ARE DANGEROUS   DONALDO PRESCOD

SHORT FILM

BLACK PEOPLE ARE DANGEROUS

DONALDO PRESCOD

  SHORT FILM    I AM YOUR FRIEND   NICHOLAS SANTOS

SHORT FILM

I AM YOUR FRIEND

NICHOLAS SANTOS

  SHORT FILM    SYSKON     AURORA ALÄNGE

SHORT FILM

SYSKON  

AURORA ALÄNGE

  SHORT FILM    I AM HER   SASHA PEZENIK

SHORT FILM

I AM HER

SASHA PEZENIK