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PAST RSFF WINNERS

RSFF14

LOOPED!
(2023)

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."

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RSFF13

NAI NAI
(2022)

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"

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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......

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 Chapman for "Eleven Eleven"

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RSFF

AWAKEN HONDURAS
(2010)

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

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