Cinequest 2018 Wrap and Awards

Cinequest Film Festival wrapped Sunday with over 130 World and U.S. premieres and cutting-edge media technologies. Read the full wrap release here PDF | Word. This year’s Cinequest Award Winners are:

MAVERICK SPIRIT AWARD RECIPIENTS

• Nicolas Cage
• Tatiana Maslany
• Andie MacDowell

Please watch Cinequest’s Maverick Spirit Award video.

MEDIA LEGACY AWARD RECIPIENTS

• Ben Mankiewicz

VR AWARDS

Please click here for the full list of VR award-winners!

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

AUDIENCE AWARD, DOCUMENTARY: PICK OF THE LITTER
• Directors: Dana Nachman, Don Hardy

AUDIENCE AWARD, DRAMATIC FEATURE: THE LAST MOVIE STAR
• Director: Adam Rifkin

AUDIENCE AWARD, COMEDY FEATURE: YOU & ME
• Director: Alexander Baack

AUDIENCE AWARD, BEST SHORT FILM: CATHERINE
• Director: Britt Raes

JURY AWARD WINNERS, FEATURES

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM, DRAMA: VENUS
• Director: Eisha Marjara

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM, COMEDY: THE GO-GETTERS
• Director: Jeremy LaLonde

BEST HORROR, THRILLER, SCIENCE FICTION FEATURE: BERLIN FALLING
• Director: Ken Duken

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM: FROM BAGHDAD TO THE BAY
• Director: Erin Palmquist

GLOBAL VISION AWARD: HEAVEN WITHOUT PEOPLE
• Director: Lucien Bourjeily

NEW VISION AWARD: 7 SPLINTERS IN TIME
• Director: Gabriel Judet-Weinshel

DIRECTOR'S AWARD: BROTHERS IN ARMS
• Director: Paul Sanchez

JURY AWARD WINNERS, SHORTS

BEST HIGH SCHOOL SHORT FILM: REACHING
• Director: Trad Willmann

BEST COLLEGE SHORT FILM: NIGHT CALL
• Director: Amanda Renee Knox

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM: LA LECTORA
• Directors: Yulia Piskuliyska

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM: DRAMA THE FIRST OF MANY
• Directors: Pamela Guest, Elizabeth Guest

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM: COMEDY ALTERNATIVE MATH
• Director: David Maddox

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: THE BOX
• Director: Dusan Kastelic

BEST HORROR, THRILLER, SCI-FI SHORT FILM: ROBOT & SCARECROW
• Director: Kibwe Tavares

SCREENWRITER WINNERS & FINALISTS

Please go here for Cinequest Screenplay Finalists and Award Winners.

"Cinequest is definitely the first time I've ever come to a festival where my immediate reaction is, 'What do I have to do to be invited back?' It's a perfect film festival in a glorious place." - Neil Gaiman, Maverick Spirit Award Winner

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