2020 Festival Award-Winners


Best Feature Drama: Foster Boy
Best Feature Comedy: How About Adolf?
Best International Film: Balloon
Best Documentary: For Sama
Best International Documentary: Grit
Best Short Documentary: The Last Harvest
Best Short Drama: TIE: Acuitzeramo and Extra Innings
Best Short Comedy: Demand Curve
Best Student Short: All Boys Die
Best Animation: Preheated
Best Environmental Film: Sanctuary
Best Indie Spirit (Documentary): A Home Called Nebraska
Best Indie Spirit (Narrative Feature): Into Invisible Light
Best Indie Spirit (Short): Baby Kate
Best Humanitarian Film (Documentary): The Great 14th
Best Humanitarian Film (Narrative Feature): The Wall Between Us
Best Humanitarian Film (Short): The Prisoner’s Song
Best Family Film: Team Marco
Most Innovative Film: TIE: Osuba and Ring
Best Alumni Film: The Lessons Shorts Program
Excellence in Screenwriting: She’s In Portland
Marion Herrman Excellence in Filmmaking Award: New York Rhapsody


BEST OF FEST: The Keeper
Best Feature Drama:
The Keeper
Best Feature Comedy: Babysplitters
Best International Film: The Silent Revolution
Best Documentary: Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
Best Environmental Films: TIE: Sea of Shadows and The Pollinators
Best Short Documentary: Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses
Best Short Drama: TIE: Portraitist and Today You, Tomorrow Me
Best Short Comedy: Ms. Rossi
Best Student Short: Tree #3
Best Animation: Preheated
People’s Choice Award: Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man
People’s Choice Award: The Lessons Shorts Program


Lifetime Achievement: Rob Reiner
Lifetime Achievement: Marc Shaiman
Heart of the Festival: Connie Levinson