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Oct 31

Washington West Announces 2016 Festival Winners

All of the films selected for our 2016 were compelling stories that inspired our programming team and audiences alike, and we are truly grateful to the filmmakers who have shared their stories and joined our growing festival family. To highlight a few films in particular, we honor the stories chosen by a jury external from Washington West - members of the press and film industry, individuals who in some way have positively shaped the world of film and storytelling.

Jury Award Best Short Film: The Bathtub (Austria)
Jury Award Best Short Film Director: Romain Quirot for The Last Enigmatic Journey of Paul WR (France)
Jury Award Best Feature Narrative: Endless Night (Spain)
Jury Award Best Feature Documentary: Finding Oscar (US/Guatemala)
Audience Award Best Short Film: 1-800-Give Us Your Kidney
Outstanding Directorial Debut: The Bad Kids
Laura Hillenbrand Outstanding Literary Achievement Award: Ron Suskind for Life, Animated
Film of the Year Award: Bleed for This
Sun City Storyteller of Hope Award: Luciana and Robert Duvall