×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

SCAD Savannah Film Fest Prizes ‘Tomorrow,’ ‘Human Element’

Martha Pinson’s “Tomorrow” took the narrative feature prize at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival on Saturday, while Matthew Testa’s “The Human Element” won the documentary award. Other winners were the short “Geoff” and its directors and “Hold the Night” for editing. Skyler Samuels won the acting Jury Award for “Spare Room,” while “One Cambodian Family Please for My Pleasure” won the Jury Award for screenwriting. “Facing the Dragon” took the Unheard Voices trophy. The awards were given at a brunch at the Olde Pink House on Saturday.

The 21st edition of the fest kicked off with Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” on Oct. 27 and honored John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Armie Hammer, KiKi Layne and Chloe Grace Moretz, among others. In all, 164 films, including 33 narrative films, 16 documentary films and 115 shorts unspooled at the Savannah fest, which ended Saturday. The festival also screened several awards hopefuls, from “Ben Is Back” and “Boy Erased” to “The Favourite,” “The Front Runner,” “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Widows.”

Professional jury members were Laura Berwick (Berwick & Kovacik), Kevin Fallon (The Daily Beast), Amy Kaufman (Los Angeles Times), Bill Keith (Entertainment Weekly), Richard Lawson (Vanity Fair), Elise Pearlstein (Participant Media), David Westhead (actor-producer) and Alison Willmore (Buzzfeed).

In total, 27 awards were announced from the 105 films that competed in the categories of narrative features, documentary features, professional shorts, animated shorts and student shorts selections.

STUDENT & ANIMATION

Best Animated Short – “Grands Canons”

Animation Jury Award – “The Likes and Dislikes of Marj Bagley”

Best Student Short – “Blue Christmas”

Best Student Animation – “Creature From the Lake”

Silver Screen Society – Best Short Film by a SCAD Student – “$30 to Antarctica”

Student Jury Award – “Cinematographer”

GLOBAL SHORTS FORUM

Best Global Short Overall – “Period. End of Sentence.”

Best Global Short: Narrative – “Believe Her”

Best Global Short: Documentary – “Period. End of Sentence.”

Best Global Short: LGBTQ & You – “Conway Pride”

Best Global Short: Woman Walks Ahead – “Period. End of Sentence.”

Best Global Short: Don’t Dis My Ability – “Take Me to the Waves”

Best Global Short: A Sporting Chance – “The Conqueror”

Global Shorts: Jury Award – “Boy Saint”

Global Shorts Jury Award – “Marie’s Crisis”

SHORTS SPOTLIGHT

Shorts Spotlight: Best of Show – “My Indiana Muse”

Shorts Spotlight: Best Animated Delight – “One Small Step”

Shorts Spotlight: Best LOLz Short – “Bertie”

Shorts Spotlight: Best Bump in the Night Short – “Other Side of the Box”

More Film

  • Stephan James as Fonny and Brian

    Brian Tyree Henry Breaks Out Big in Jenkins' 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

    The final days of filming writer-director Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk” were dedicated to moments that foreshadowed its entire plot: Having run into the recently incarcerated Daniel (Brian Tyree Henry) on the streets of Harlem, the struggling artist Fonny (Stephan James) invites his friend back to his apartment for [...]

  • Ryan Coogler Black Panther Variety Feature

    Ryan Coogler to Receive Directing Honor at Palm Springs Film Festival

    Variety will honor director Ryan Coogler at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Jan. 4th as part of the annual 10 Directors to Watch Brunch at the Parker Palm Springs. The brunch is presented by AT&T. The “Black Panther” director will receive the annual creative impact in directing award. Previous recipients of this award [...]

  • Ventana Sur: 10 or So Takes

    Ventana Sur: Drilling Down on This Year’s Edition

    BUENOS AIRES —  11 takes on the biggest Ventana Sur yet, in initiatives and initial business announcements: 1.CANNES’ MOST DARING MOVE? Over the last decade, film festivals two biggest growth roadmaps have run through strengthening their industry heft, aiding an ever more challenged independent film business, and to morph into all-year-round structures. The Cannes Festival [...]

  • Ian Schrager Ian Schrager, New York,

    Studio 54 Co-Creator Ian Schrager Wants to 'Set the Record Straight'

    In the 1970s, Studio 54 was the epicenter of New York nightlife. With wildly theatrical sets, a guest list of celebs, and jet-setters that included everyone from Andy Warhol to Grace Jones, and a pulsating disco beat, the nightclub helped define the Me Decade. But its reign was short lived. In 1980, founders Steve Rubell [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content