The Winners of Chicago Indie Film Awards

Chicago Indie Film Awards recently announced the winners of its latest monthly edition. The festival is growing into an important indie festival for all independent filmmakers from around the world. It is never an easy task being an indie filmmaker with an original cinematic voice. While the pandemic has made it more challenging for all filmmakers and film festivals, the Chicago Indie Film Awards is continuing its monthly program with the hopes of discovering and recognizing talented indie filmmakers. The annual festival selects its films from the monthly award winners.


Here is the full list of the winners:



Best Narrative Feature & Best Director

1618

Directed by: Luis Ismael


Best Narrative Short & Best Produced Script

Alina

Directed by: Rami Kodeih

Written by: Nora Mariana Salim



Best Feature Documentary

The One and Only Jewish Miss America

Directed by: David Arond



Best Short Documentary

Hear Congo

Directed by: Jason Flakes



Honorable Mention Documentary

The hunt for sea's black gold

Directed by: Erik Akervall



Best Experimental

The New Mother

Directed by: Eleva Singleton



Best Animation

Winter

Directed by: Guodong Yu



Best Science Fiction

Forbidden Power

Directed by: Paul Kyriazi



Best Horror

The Eve

Directed by: Luca Machnich



Best Producer

Calf Rope

Produced by: Bradley Hawkins



Best Cinematography

Highland Home

Directors of Photography: John Waller & Ben Canales



Best Edit

Deep Inside



Best Actress

Alia Shawkat for Alina



Best Actor

Ng Siu-Hin for Leaving Virginia


Best Unproduced Script:

Life's A Pitch

Written by: Mason Cooper


Best Series

Mann Overboard

Directed by: Sam Cadman



Best Comedy

Fucking Idiots

Directed by: David Milchard



Best Student Film

Mine

Directed by: HSU, HWA-CHIN, CHIOU, JING-FEN



Best Music Video

Love´s worst nightmare

Directed by: Philippe Funk



Best Thriller

Black Heart, Red Hands

Directed by: Russell Southam



Best Trailer

The Beast Rose Up!

Directed by: Moyche Litchtenstein



Best Composer

Landing

Composer: Emiliano Mazzenga



Best First Time Filmmaker

SILENCE

Directed by: Erik Borner



Honorable Mention First Feature

Ruby

Directed by: Juliet Ellis




Best Female Filmmaker

Sonia Bible for The Witch of Kings Cross



Best Indie Film

The River of Love

Directed by: Akash Khurana



Honorable Mention Short

Karen

Directed by: David Tarleton



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2020