2017 Film Awards

A big thank you to those who submitted films or attended this year’s festival! Three days, 95 screenings, and 32 Q&A sessions later, here are the top film awards:

Best of the Fest: Selling Rosario
Best Short. Sweet. Film: Moon of Sleepless Night

Best Fiction: That Party That One Night
Outstanding Fiction: Renae
Honorable Mention: Coming to Terms, The Beautifully Drowned

Best Nonfiction: 7 Years of Darkness
Outstanding Nonfiction: The Radical Jew
Honorable Mention: The Call From the Sea, Tea in the Land of Thunder – Field Notes from Darjeeling

Best Animation: I Need My Monster
Outstanding Animation: Coke Habit
Honorable Mention: Refugee Camp, The Owl and the Lemming

Best Local Film: Draw Hard
Outstanding Local Film: Make America Great Again
Honorable Mention: The Silence of War, One on One

Best Student Film: Burn
Outstanding Student Film: Marc Chung Protects His Address
Honorable Mention: The Frontier, The Bop Stop

Best International Film: The Painter
Outstanding International Film: Normal
Honorable Mention: Cradle, Best Before End…

Best Horror Film: The Vanity
Outstanding Horror Film: Earworm
Honorable Mention: Dead Worries

Best LGBTQ Film: I’ve Lost My Taste for Yogurt
Outstanding LGBTQ Film: French Kiss
Honorable Mention: It Gets Better?

Best Experimental Film: Faux Solo
Outstanding Experimental Film: Once Upon a Dream
Honorable Mention: The Chain, News from the Sun

Best Screenplay: Grandpa’s Getaways
Outstanding Screenplay: Doctors Without Boundaries
Honorable Mention: The Lift

2017 Screenplay Awards

Please join us in congratulating the following award-winning screenplays:

Best Screenplay: Grandpa’s Getaways – Kristin Holodak
Outstanding Screenplay: Doctors Without Boundaries – Hayden Croft
Honorable Mention: The Lift – Matthew Weaver

2016 Festival Awards

Thank you everyone who attended this year’s Short. Sweet. Film Fest! We tripled our attendance this year and showed 90 amazing short films. Follow us on Facebook for updates about our 6th annual festival in 2017.

Please join us in congratulating the following award-winning films:

Best of the Fest: From My Head to Hers
Best Short. Sweet. Film: Shabu-Shabu Spirit

Best Fictional Film: Hotwire
Outstanding Fictional Film: Somewhere the King
Honorable Mention: Wall, #‎3C‬

Best Nonfiction Film: Stella Walsh
Outstanding Nonfiction Film: Goran
Honorable Mention: Harvey Pekar’s Teo Macero, The Nehemiah Project

Best Animated Film: By the Name of Boston
Outstanding Animated Film: Tiny Town
Honorable Mention: Amaqqut Nunaat, Heavenly Peach

Best Local Film: Welcome Home
Outstanding Local Film: What Was Left
Honorable Mention: The History of Chase Brass, Open Mic at the Fillmore

Best Student Film: An Exercise in Style
Outstanding Student Film: Cold Coffee
Honorable Mention: Reparations, A Worthy Fight

Best International Film: Barrier
Outstanding International Film: Another Empty Space
Honorable Mention: Right Person for the Job, Blind Tasting