2014 Festival Award Winners
2014 Short Animation: Grand Jury Prize
Germany | 2013 | 15 minutes
2014 Short Documentary: Grand Jury Prize
USA | 2014 | 7 minutes
2014 Short Live Action: Grand Jury Prize
Burkina Faso | 2013 | 30 minutes
2014 FutureWave Shorts Audience Award
USA | 2012 | 7 minutes
2014 FutureWave Wavemaker Award for Excellence in Youth Filmmaking: Grand Jury Prize
USA | 2013 | 6 minutes
2014 Youth Jury Award Prize for Best Films4Families Feature: Grand Jury Prize
France | 2013 | 99 minutes
Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 14.
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An inspiring story of a boy and his dog who guide Jewish refugees to safety across the alps, Belle et Sébastien is a charming homage to the beloved live-action nature films of Disney, but with a pulse-pounding World War II subplot that will thrill audiences of all ages.
2014 Youth Jury Award Prize for Best FutureWave Feature: Grand Jury Prize
USA | 2014 | 108 minutes
A witty and whip-smart satire about being a black face in a (mostly) white place, Dear White People centers on biracial campus DJ and resident advisor Samantha and her fellow African-American students at the prestigious Winchester University.
2014 Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision
USA | 2014 | 90 minutes
Controversial and illuminating, this documentary from Kenyan-born Peres Owino uses testimonials to expose the seldom-discussed ways that Africans and African Americans view each other, and looks at the cultures’ shared history to foster mutual understanding. With director Peres Oswino and producers Tene Carter and Isaiah Washington in attendance!
2014 Golden Space Needle Award: Best Short Film
USA | 2013 | 20 minutes
2014 Golden Space Needle Award: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Patricia Arquette)
USA | 2014 | 164 minutes
Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 15.
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Richard Linklater (Slacker, Before Sunrise trilogy) makes a triumphant return to his independent roots with this dazzling micro-epic, shot over the course of 12 years, that tracks the evolution of a single American family through the eyes of young Mason.