PAST RSFF WINNERS
Ari, stressed in the midst of figuring out what her life will look like after college, believes that all she needs is more time......
Best Picture: Hali Orefice for "Looped!"
Best Acting: Emily Watson for "Brother"
Best Screenplay: Hali Orefice for "Looped!"
Best Directing: Hali Orefice for "Looped!"
Best Editing: Hali Orefice for "Looped!"
Best Cinematography: Matthew Hamm for "Sweet Brother
What Have You Done"
Audience Choice Award: Cat Masterson for "Love Doctor"
Timeless Award: Georgia Zanca for "Hi, This is Georgia."
A young Chinese American adult travels across the country to rekindle a fractured relationship.....
Best Picture: Gabbatha Hall for "Nai Nai”
Best Screenplay: Jake Kim for "Nai Nai”
Best Directing: Gabbatha Hall for "Nai Nai”
Best Cinematography: Kelly Needleman for "Last Call On Sunset"
Best Editing: Dane Bruhahn and Christina Buravtsova for
"Finding Empathy: A Glimpse Into the Life of
a Paralyzed Surfer"
THE WATERMELON (2020)
A young man discovers friendship and life lessons in
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)”
Focus is a drama that follows Marcus Olatunji, a college student who sells his prescription Adderall to students to pay for his schooling......
Best Picture: Ifeanyi Ezieme for “Focus”
Audience Choice: Ifeanyi Ezieme for “Focus”
Best Cinematography: Moises Barbara for “Focus"
Best Editing: Ifeanyi Ezieme for “Focus”
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”
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”