Award Winners of Chicago Indie Film Awards

It is with great pleasure for us to announce the latest winners of Chicago Indie Film Awards. The monthly edition of the festival has focused on arthouse indie film projects of all genres from all over the world. The festival has created a unique structure to support, promote and recognize independent artists in various categories of each edition. Chicago is an important city when it comes to filmmaking and it is important to have an indie festival for U.S. and international filmmakers in Chicago.




Best Narrative Feature: After the Night with Valerie

Dir: Alex M. Garnett

Best Narrative Short: Rules to Rule

Dir: G.C. Montgomery


Best Documentary Feature:

Sleeping Warrior

Dir: Janet Wells, Mwaura Timothy


Best Documentary short:

The Lens and Memory

Dir: Rubén Montiel Mendoza


Best Experimental:

Melody of War

Dir: Nadia Kal


Best Animation:

King of the House

Dir: Zige Zhang


Best Science Fiction:

Fantasy of Companionship between Human and Inanimate

Dir: Susan Lim, Samudra Kajal Saikia, Christina Teenz Tan


Best Horror:

The Disturbance Call

Dir: Gregory Fisco, Lucas Lopez


Best Director:

Raúl Koler, Emiliano Sette Anacronte


Best Producer:

WAS I NEXT? THE SEAN CRIBBIN STORY

Dir: Craig Huckerby


Cinematography:

The Conservationist

Cinematographer: Blaine Dunkley

Best Editor:

Edward Moreno for THE STOOGE


Best Actress:

Ashlynn Hideman for Until Our Last Breath

Best Actor:

Rasheed Stephens for Between Forever

Best Script:

The Great Hunger

Writer: Paul G. Andrews, Thomas Keneally, Meg Keneally, Roland Joffé

Best Unproduced script:

Voices

Writer: Susan Klos

Best TV Series/Pilot/Web:

Coasters

Dir: Sam Jacks


Best Comedy:

Therapist of the dead

Dir: Aleks Alifirenko Jr

Best Student Film:

As We Are Planted

Dir: Anna Lee Ackermann

Best Music Video:

Andreas Wolff-Solo

Dir: Sion R. Joseph


Best Thriller:

The dark side of the wall

Dir: Tiburce

Best Trailer:

The Brazilian Templars Mystery

Dir: Next Anyextee, Neil Cabana

Best Composer:

Women Warriors: The Voices of Change

Composers: Nathalie Bonin, Miriam Cutler, Anne-Kathrin Dern, Isolde Fair, Sharon Farber, Penka Kouneva, Starr Parodi and Lolita Ritmanis.

Best First Time Filmmaker:

Symphoria

Dir: Catherine Dao

Best Female Filmmaker:

Losing Grace

Dir: Athena Mandis

Best Indie Film:

Odota Minua

Dir: Patrick Shannon



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