The 14th edition of Chicago Indie Film Awards



Chicago Indie Film Awards is devoted to the promotion and recognition of indie film projects from American and international talents who have dedicated their life to arts, independent filmmaking and the language of cinema. The 14th edition of the festival nominated films in various categories from hundreds of submissions from all over the globe. The committee also invites filmmakers and artists of the previous editions to join as jury members of the upcoming editions. It is our pleasure to share the winners of the 14th edition.




Winners:



Best Narrative Feature & Best Director:

Farewell Beijing

Director: Xixi Cao



Best Narrative Short & Best Cinematography

Broke Down Drone

Director: Marquis Simmons



Best Documentary Feature

Citizen of Moria

Director: Jawad Mir, Ahmad Ebrahimi



Best Documentary short

The Black Raven

Director: George Wyhinny





Best Experimental

HOTEP-Know Thy Self

Director: Petri Salo





Best Animation

LEA'S SECRET

Director: Rico Gutierrez




Best Horror

Rewilding

Director: Ric Rawlins




Best Actress

Martina Sivori

Freefall






Honorable mention Actress

Jennifer Scott

Eyes Upon Waking





Best Actor

Arsi Nami

Aion




Honorable mention First time filmmaker & Best edit:

SHASHTHI Director: Jude Peter Damian




Best Comedy & Best Producer

My Wacko Parents

Director: Tina Adams

Producer: Martina Adamcova





Best Unproduced script

The Remarkable Tale of Phineas P. Gage

Writer: Tom Vecchio





Best TV Series/Pilot/Web

A Promise of Vengeance Giacomo Giammatteo






Best Student Film

Hand that Feeds

Director: Matthew Dunlap



Best Music Video

Tragedy Strikes

Director: Morgan Gullett





Best Thriller

A Deadly Conversation

Director: David Pratt



Best Trailer & Best Script

SFI Trailer

Director: Sharrie Mccain



Best Composer

Matthew Ferraro

The Runner




Best First-Time Filmmaker

UKWATI // The Wedding

Director: Sean William Economou



Best Female Filmmaker

Xixi Cao

Farewell Beijing



Best Indie Film

Joe Haladin: The Case of the Missing Sister

Director: Jody Stelzig




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