2017 Atlanta Film Festival Announces Award Winners

10 days, 47 feature films, 116 shorts, 27,000 attendees. Those are just some of the stats from the 41s Atlanta Film Festival, which saw a record-setting 6,000 film submissions this year.

During the final weekend of the festival, the Atlanta Film Society hosted an awards ceremony where they announced winners in nine juried categories. In addition, the winners of the Narrative Short, Animated Short and Documentary Short categories also now qualify for the 2018 Oscar short list. The Atlanta Film Festival is one of only 14 festivals on the country that is Oscar qualifying in three or more categories.

  • Narrative Feature Jury Award – CORTEZ
    • Narrative Feature Special Jury Prize – LA SOLEDAD
  • Documentary Feature Jury Award – RAT FILM
    • Documentary Feature Special Jury Award – RAISING BERTIE
  • Narrative Short Jury Award – IN THE HILLS
    • Narrative Short Jury Honorable Mention: SUBMARINE
    • Narrative Short Jury Honorable Mention: IL SILENZIO (THE SILENCE)
  • Documentary Short Jury Award – VICTOR & ISOLINA
    • Documentary Short Jury Honorable Mention: DISTRIBUTION
  • Animated Short Jury Award – ONCE A HERO
    • Animated Short Jury Honorable Mention: THE WRONG END OF THE STICK
  • Music Video Jury Award - "Soy Yo" performed by Bomba Estéreo
    • Music Video Jury Honorable Mention – “Oh Elise” performed by VIECH
  • New Mavericks Award – THE NINE
  • Georgia Film Award – BORN RIVER BYE
  • Filmmaker-to-Watch Award – Malcom Washington for BENNY GOT SHOT

Congratulations to all the winners!

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