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

For more on Cinequest’s story, please watch This Is Cinequest video.