2016 Trenton Film Festival Award Winners

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Keepsake” director Meredith Sause (center), winner of the Best Narrative Short film award, with Trenton Film Society’s Susan Fou and board president David Henderson.

Thank you to everyone who came to this year’s festival, and especially to all our wonderful filmmakers. We are pleased to announce this year’s award winners:

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Ageless Friends
(Netherlands, Dir. Marijn Poels)
 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

A Thousand Autumns
(US, Dir. Bob Krist)
 

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Driving While Black
(US, Dir. Paul Sapiano)
 

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

Keepsake
(US, Dir. Meredith Sause)
 

NARRATIVE SHORT, HONORABLE MENTIONS

Selfie
(Iran, Dir. Ali Irfan Farhadi)

Mandala
(China, Dir. Guan Xi)
 

BEST ANIMATED FILM

The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead
(US, Dir. Elliot Cowan)
 

BEST NEW MEDIA

Life As We Know It
(US, Dir. Frank Lettieri Jr., Written and performed by members of the Share Poets Project from the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen)
 

NEW MEDIA, HONORABLE MENTION

I Can’t Breathe
(US, Dir. Nick Asenjo, Written and performed by Rihki Kennebrew)
 

AUDIENCE FAVORITE

Driving While Black
(US, Dir. Paul Sapiano)
 

AUDIENCE FAVORITE, HONORABLE MENTIONS

Read Me
(US, Dir. Fred Zara)

Rosso Papavero
(Slovakia, Dir. Martin Smatana)
 

JAMES SOLHEIM AWARD FOR BEST FILM

Driving While Black
(US, Dir. Paul Sapiano)
 
See the full festival schedule