Awards for 2014

Golden Space Needle Award

Best Film

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION




Big in Japan: John Jeffcoat
4th runner-up

Best Actor

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION




Class Enemy: Igor Samobor
4th runner-up

Best Actress

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION


Ida: Agata Kulesza
2nd runner-up

Obvious Child: Jenny Slate
3rd runner-up

West: Jördis Triebel
4th runner-up

Best Director

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION


Tangerines: Zaza Urushadze
2nd runner-up

Ida: Pawel Pawlikowski
3rd runner-up

Best Short Film

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION



Mr Invisible: Greg Ash
3rd runner-up

Best Documentary

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION




New American Cinema Award

WINNER

Red Knot: Scott Cohen
An ethnographic journey to the South Pole becomes an unsettling tale of fumbled love and transcendent redemption, capped by an extraordinary performance from Olivia Thirlby.

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New Director's Showcase Award

WINNER

10.000 Km: Carlos Marques-Marcet
Our unanimous winner is Carlos Marques-Marcet's 10,000KM for its ability to simply and creatively convey the complexity and fragility of human relationships with gorgeous attention to detail.

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New Director's Showcase Special Jury Prize

WINNER

B for Boy: Chika Anadu
For her assured and fierce storytelling.

Documentary Special Jury Award

WINNERS

Dior and I: Frédéric Tcheng
For the aesthetic richness and cinematography of these films.

Garden Lovers: Virpi Suutari
For the aesthetic richness and cinematography of these films.

Short Film Competition Award

Best Documentary Short Film

IN-COMPETITION

Documentary

WINNER

Maikaru: Amanda Harryman
An honest, vulnerable and authentic piece that exposes an invisible issue that is happening in Seattle and worldwide. The character's story of healing leaves the audience with a sense of hope. The use of artistic footage illustrating the character's transformative journey.

Animation

WINNER

Nashorn im Galopp: Erik Schmitt
A story of self redemption told through quirky and playful animation bounding with shifting formats that would be dizzying if the story wasn't so timeless. An animated love story that tips its hat to its own genre.

Live Action

WINNER

Twaaga: Cedric Ido
A rich and compelling world with beautiful cultural and generational chapters. The seamless use of animated comic book imagery to reflect the protagonist's journey and the larger political backdrop.

Short Film Competition Special Jury Award

Documentary

WINNER

La Reina: Manuel Abramovich
Effective framing, to craft a haunting portrait of youth in exhibition pageants.

Live Action

WINNER

Aban and Khorshid: Darwin Serink
A beautifully filmed and tragic story, based on real life events, about freedoms here that carry the death penalty elsewhere.

Futurewave Youth Jury Award

WINNER

Dear White People: Justin Simien
For skillfully using humor as a vehicle for social awareness, breaking the mold of traditional cinematic archetypes, and unifying audiences of all backgrounds.

IN-COMPETITION







Women in Cinema Lena Sharpe Award

WINNER

Films4Families Youth Jury Award

WINNER

Belle and Sebastian: Nicolas Vanier
For its realistic characters, beautiful scenery and cinematography, and strong, touching theme of friendship through hard times.

IN-COMPETITION





Futurewave Shorts Audience Award

WINNER

Films4Families Youth Special Jury Award

WINNER

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang: Oskar Santos
For being a funny, adventurous story about the importance of creativity in children's lives.

Futurewave Wavemaker Award

WINNER

Black Rock Creek: Malone Lumarda
For its gentle depiction of a young girl exploring her natural surroundings that was both captivating and realistic.

Futurewave Prodigy Camp Scholarship

WINNER

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