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PAST WINNERS

PAST RSFF WINNERS

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RSFF11

THE WATERMELON (2020)

A young man discovers friendship and life lessons in
unlikely places...

Best Picture:                   Taylor Mathews for "The Watermelon”

Audience Choice:            Taylor Mathews for "The Watermelon”

Best Directing:                Taylor Mathews for "The Watermelon”

Best Cinematography:              Orion Keen for "Self-Absorbed"

Best Editing:                      Valentine Douglas for "Pepper(fine)”

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RSFFX

FOCUS (2019)

Focus is a drama that follows Marcus Olatunji, a college student who sells his prescription Adderall to students to pay for his schooling. Things begin to take an interesting turn when he uncovers family news back home.

Best Picture:                                         Ifeanyi Ezieme for “Focus”

Audience Choice:                                 Ifeanyi Ezieme for “Focus”

Best Cinematography:                      Moises Barbara for “Focus"

Best Editing:                                        Ifeanyi Ezieme for “Focus”

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RSFF9

COURAGE
(2018)

Best Picture:                                            Mallory Erwin for “Courage”

Audience Choice:                            Moises Barbara for “Mi Soledad”

Best Directing:                                        Mallory Erwin for "Courage"

Best Cinematography:   Gabrielle Norte for “The Wounded Healer"

Best Original Screenplay:                     Mallory Erwin for “Courage”

Best Editing:                                           Mallory Erwin for “Courage”

Best Original Score:                   Jasmine Burkett for “Premonition”

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RSFF8

DESARRAIGADO
(2017)

Best Picture:                                      Moises Barba for “Desarraigado”

Audience Choice:                              Moises Barba for “Desarraigado”

Best Directing:                                        Isabella Issa for "Night Lights"

Best Cinematography:                              April Rock for “Night Lights”

Best Original Screenplay:                            Isabella Issa for “Parallels”

Best Editing:                              Briana Chmielewski for “Night Lights”

Best Original Score:                             Nyah Wilson for “Night Lights”

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RSFF7

HOW FAR I WANT TO GO
(2016)

Grand Prize:             "How Far I Want to Go"

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RSFF6

BEHIND THE FACES
(2015)

Grand Prize:                 "Behind the Faces"

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RSFF5

DEAD WEEK
(2014)

Grand Prize:    Candace Lowry & Mackenna Millet for "Dead Week"

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RSFF4

CURRENCY
(2013)

Grand Prize:             Ben Holcomb for "Currency"

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RSFF3

TED'S GREAT IDEA
(2013)

Grand Prize:  David Chang for "Ted's Great Idea"

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RSFF2

ELEVEN ELEVEN
(2011)

Grand Prize:             Austin Chaffin for "Eleven Eleven"

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RSFF

AWAKEN HONDURAS
(2010)

Grand Prize:        J.J. Starr for "Awaken Honduras"