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NFFTY 2013 Award Winners

Festival Highlights


BEST SHORT – Finding Franklin – Alex Bohs

BEST ANIMATION – Kachho Gadulo – Pranay Patwardhan

BEST MUSIC VIDEO – 80’s Fitness – Tim Hendrix

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM – Sneer – Sarah Rivka & Tomas Mickiewicz Seidita

BEST DOCUMENTARY – Raising the Titanic – Alexander Mitchell

BEST SPORTS FILM – Cycle[s] – Mathew Clark Mulligan

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OPENING NIGHT – Tina For President – Carmen Emmi

AFTERNOON ECLECTIC – Palled In Elm – Aaron Seller & Celeste Barbosa & Shelly Badal

HAPPY HOUR SHORTS – Ladies Knight – Joseph Rothenberg

KEEP IT CINEMATIC – Head West – Aaron Keeling & Austin Keeling & Chase Horseman

FRIDAY NIGHT SHORTS – Nostalgia – Dylan McGale & Aidan Walters

A GUIDE TO GROWING UP – Match. – Rebecca Hawkins & Chad Corhan & Kyle Brawley

LATE NIGHT COMEDY – Surveillance Team – Chris Aitken & Liam Ingraham & Denis Ogrinc

LATE NIGHT COMEDY SPECIAL MENTION – Chef’s Special, Eno Friedman Brodman & Joey Depasquale & Matthew Morgan

BRING THE KIDS – Broken Wing – Amos Sussigan & Nikitha Manam

LIFE ON EARTH – The Summer of ’81 – Preston Randolph

FOR THE LOVE OF THE SPORT – Shred It – Lane McCall

JUST FOR LAUGHS – Bruce 2: Senior Year – Michael Lubin & Steven Santos

POWERFUL GRIT – Manhood – Jonathan Gelvan, Astrid Hoder & Emma Agergaard Svendsen

CENTERPIECE – Free Pie – Caleb Slain

EDGE OF YOUR SEAT – The Wanderer – Shaun James

BE YOURSELF – The Painted Girl – Ben Kadie

NORTHWEST SCENE – TV For Two – Adam McArthur & Joe Nissell

A DAY IN THE LIFE – In Plain Sight – Max Retik and Tyler Corsello

#KINDAWESOME INSPIRATION – Juggle & Cut – Caleb Slain

ANIMATE YOUR WORLD – The Call of Farqunglu – Kris Theorin and Kurtis Theorin

MUSICAL MASTERPIECE – Reflection – Thomas Molina Jr.

EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS – Indifferent City – Rui Cui

CLOSING NIGHT – Ellie Heart – Dom Fera



Ages 18-22 – NEW TALENT AWARD – Andrea Sand Gustavson

Ages 13-17 – NEW TALENT AWARD – Chase Crittenden

Ages 12 and under – NEW TALENT AWARD – Kyle Jensen




4 thoughts on “NFFTY 2013 Award Winners

  1. Had a great weekend. Festival seemed very well run, lots of great work to see.

    Two suggestions: Try to end by early afternoon on Sunday, difficult for distant travelers to stay an extra night in Seattle. Also, over-lap of category screenings is difficult, artists at the end of each screening get short-changed on audience.

    Thanks for all of your hard work to showcase young talent.

  2. So much fun! Little confusing with bus transportation but event was amazing! These films need to be shared with wider audience…the stories the youth captured are truly amazing. Maybe sell a DVD…unless you already do!

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