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List of San Diego International Film Festival award winners

Film Competition Award Winners By YearEdit

SDiFF2019Edit

Oct 15-20, 2019[1][2]

  • Best Short Film: Long Time Listener, First Time Caller (dir. Nora Kirkpatrick)
  • Best International Short Film: Portraitist (dir. Cyrus Neshvad)
  • Best Animation: Riptide
  • Best Global Cinema: Philophobia (dir. Guy Davies)
  • Kumeyaay Award: Angelique's Isle (dir. Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Michelle Derosier)
  • Best Ensemble Cast: Inside Game (dir. Randall Batinkoff)
  • Best World Premiere: 100 Days to Live (dir. Ravin Gandhi)
  • Best Student Film: Sonora
  • Best Local Film: Flourish (dir. Christopher Allan Francis, Nicole Franco)
  • Best Documentary: Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War (dir. Kerry David)
  • Best Comedy Film: Babysplitters (dir. Sam Friedlander)
  • Best Original Screenplay: Love in Kilnerry (dir. Daniel Keith)
  • Best Thriller: Safe Inside (dir. Renata Gabryjelska)
  • Best Feature Film: The Steed (dir. Erdenebileg Ganbold)
  • Artistic Director's Award: Safe Spaces (dir. Daniel Schechter)
  • Litecoin Filmmaker Award: Philophobia

Audience Choice Awards:

  • Studio Film: Marriage Story (dir. Noah Baumbach)
  • Feature Film: Carol of the Bells (dir. Joey Travolta)
  • Documentary: Breaking Their Silence, Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War (dir. Kerry David)
  • Short Film: Men of Vision (dir. Frank Todaro)

SDiFF2018Edit

Oct 10-14, 2018[3] | Jury Awards:

  • Best Animation: The Driver is Red (dir. Randall Christopher)
  • Best Student Film: Learning to Swim
  • Best Global Cinema: My Name is "Batlir", Not Butler (dir. Stare Yildirim)
  • Kumeyaay Award: Indian Horse
  • Most Inspirational Film: The Push (dir. Grant Korgan, Brian Niles)
  • Best World Premiere: Electric Love (dir. Aaron Fradkin)
  • Best Local Film: Daisy Belle (dir. William Wall)
  • Best Local Breakout: Romance is Dead (dir. Todd Jackson)
  • Best Short Film: Akeda (dir. Dan Bronfield)
  • Best Short Comedy Film: Hero (dir. Drew and Nate Garcia)
  • Best Documentary: Stroop: Journey into the Rhino Horn War
  • Best Thriller: Rust Creek
  • Best Breakout Feature: I May Regret (dir. Graham Streeter)
  • Best Feature Film: Tiger
  • Artistic Directors' Award: Soufra (dir. Thomas A. Morgan)

Audience Choice Awards:

  • Best Documentary: Soufra
  • Best Feature: I May Regret
  • Best Short: Your Call Is Important To Us
  • Best Studio: Boy Erased

SDiFF2017Edit

Oct 4-8, 2017[4] | Jury Awards:

  • Best Foreign Short: Ostoja Will Move Your Piano
  • Best Animated Short: Green Light (dir. Seong-Min Kim)
  • Best Global Cinema: The Divine Order
  • Kumeyayy Eagle Award: Waabooz (dir. Molly Katagiri)
  • Best Military Film: Apache Warrior (dir. David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud)
  • Best Ensemble Film: Butterfly Caught (dir. Manny Rodriguez Jr.)
  • Best World Premiere: Dismissed (dir. Benjamin Arfmann)
  • Best Comedy Feature: The Lonely Italian (dir. Lee Farber)
  • Best Short Film: The Foster Portfolio
  • Best Documentary: The Last Animals
  • Best Breakthrough Feature: Selling Isobel
  • Best Narrative Feature: The Bachelors
  • Chairman's Award: Dog Years

Audience Choice Awards:

  • Best Documentary: Resistance is Life (dir. Apo W. Bazidi)
  • Best Feature: Life Hack
  • Best Short: The Dog With the Woman (dir. Phoebe Arnstein, Stephen Ledger-Lomas)
  • Best Studio: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missourri

SDiFF2016Edit

Sept 28-Oct 2, 2016 | Jury Awards:

  • Best Narrative Short: Bon Voyage (dir. Marc Raymond Wilkin)
  • Best Comedy: The Late Bloomer (dir. Kevin Pollak)
  • Best Military Film: Railway Spine (dir. Samuel Gonzalez, Jr.)
  • Kumeyayy Eagle Award: Te Ata (dir. Nathan Frankowski)
  • Best Documentary: Political Animals
  • Best International Film: Julieta (dir. Pedro Almodovar)
  • Breakthrough Feature: Po
  • Chairman's Award: Citizen Soldier (dir. David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud)
  • Best Narrative Feature: So B. It
  • Breakthrough Documentary: In Utero

Audience Choice Awards:

SDFF2015Edit

Sep 30-Oct 4, 2015[5] | Jury Awards:

  • Best Narrative Feature – Diablo
  • Best Documentary – India’s Daughter
  • Best International Film – Victoria
  • Best Narrative Short – SubRosa (dir. Thora Hilmarsdottir)
  • Best Animated Film – SOAR (dir. Alyce Tzue)
  • Best Military Film – No Greater Love (dir. Justin Roberts)
  • Kumeyaay Award – For Blood (dir. Chadwick Pelletier, John T. Connor)
  • Chairman’s Award – Kidnap Capital

Audience Choice:

SDFF2014Edit

Sep 24-28, 2014[6][7] | Jury Awards:

  • Best Narrative Feature: Where the Road Runs Out (dir. Rudolf Buitendach)
  • Best Documentary: Waiting for Mamu
  • Best International: Schimbarev (dir. Álex Sampayo)
  • Best Narrative Short: The Bravest, The Boldest (dir. Moon Molson)
  • Best Animated Film: The Dam Keeper
  • Kumeyaay Award: Sycuan: Our People. Our Culture. Our History.
  • U-T San Diego Award: Where the Road Runs Out
  • Chairman's Award: The Hornet's Nest

Audience Choice:

SDFF2013Edit

Oct 2-6, 2013[8] | Jury Awards:

SDFF2011Edit

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Audience Choice:

SDFF2010Edit

Audience Choice:

SDFF2009Edit

[12]

Audience Choice:

SDFF2008Edit

[13]

  • Best Feature - Summerhood (dir. Jacob Medjuck)
  • Best Actor - Michael Tassoni - The Appearance of a Man (dir. Daniel Pace)
  • Heineken Red Star Award - The Appearance of a Man
  • Physical Graffiti Best Action Sports Story - Against the Grain
  • Best Short - In the Name of the Son
  • Best Documentary - Uncounted (dir. David Earnhardt)
  • Best San Diego Short - Residue

Audience Choice:

  • Best Documentary - Speed & Angels (dir. Peyton Wilson)

SDFF2007Edit

Sept 27-30, 2007[14][15]

  • Best Short - Rory Kindersley, “Slingers
  • Best Cinematography - The Northern Kingdom, Mark Schwartzbard
  • Best Actor - Brian Petersen, Coyote
  • Best San Diego Filmmaker - Greg Durbin, “Passing Through”
  • Best Music Video - "Paramount" by Deadarm, Cleopatra, Kb. Directed by Carlos Florez

SDFF2006Edit

[17]

  • Best Director - Jordan Albertsen, The Standard
  • Best Screenplay - Tim Boughn, Neo Ned
  • Best Short - "Olyver Brody"
  • Best Female Filmmaker - Heather MacAllister, The Narrow Gate
  • San Diego Filmmaker - "Nothing To Do With Amy"
  • Best Music Video - "Just Go", Misdirection

Audience Choice:

  • Best Documentary - The Creek Runs Red

SDFF2005Edit

Sept 21-25, 2005[18]

  • Best Short Film - "Apartment 206," (dir. Gregory Zymet)
  • San Diego Feature Film - "Everyone Their Grain of Sand", (dir. Elizabeth Bird)
  • Crystal Vision - Gable-Cook-Schmid Public Relations

Audience Choice:

SDFF2004Edit

Night of the Stars HonoreesEdit

SDiFF2019Edit

Oct 18, 2019[20][21][22] | Pendry Hotel San Diego

Host: Scott Mantz

Confirmed Guests: Stephen Gyllenhaal[25]

SDiFF2018Edit

Oct 11, 2018[26][27][28] | Pendry Hotel San Diego

Host: Scott Mantz

Confirmed Festival Guests: Hal Linden[29], Nat Wolff[30], Jassa Ahluwalia[31]

SDiFF2017Edit

Oct 5, 2017[32] | Pendry Hotel San Diego

Host: Jeffrey Lyons Co-hosts: Ben Lyons, Scott Mantz

Confirmed Festival Guests: Rian Johnson[33], Nick Eversman (presenter)

SDiFF2016Edit

Sept 29th, 2016[34] | Museum of Contemporary Art

Host: Jeffrey Lyons Co-hosts: Ben Lyons, Scott Mantz

Confirmed Festival Guests: Warren Beatty[35], Kevin Pollak[36], Josie Totah (as JJ Totah)[37], Sean Patrick Flanery[38], Kweku Mandela[39]

SDFF2015Edit

Oct 1, 2015[40] - Museum of Contemporary Art

Host: Jeffrey Lyons

Confirmed Festival Guest: Mika Haka[41]

SDFF2014Edit

Sept 25, 2014 | Museum of Contemporary Art[42][43]

Confirmed Festival Guests[45]: Josh Duhamel, Dennis Haysbert, Stelio Savante

SDFF2013Edit

Oct 3, 2013 | Museum of Contemporary Art[46][47]

Confirmed Festival Guests: Michael B. Jordan[48], Troy Duffy[49]

SDFF2012Edit

Sept 27, 2012 | Museum of Contemporary Art[50]

Confirmed Festival Guests: Diane Ladd[52], Anne Heche, Pennie Lane, Stephen Gyllenhaal, Martin McDonagh[53], Mark Christopher Lawrence[54]

SDFF2010Edit

Sept 20, 2010[55]

Confirmed Festival Guests: Jenna Fischer, Kim Coates, Leland Orser, Davis Guggenheim, Jason Ritter and Elliott Gould.

SDFF2009Edit

Confirmed Guests[56]: William Shatner, Richard Dreyfuss, James Van Der Beek, James Cromwell

SDFF2005Edit

Sept 24, 2005[57][58]

Confirmed Guests: Melissa Joan Hart, Bryan Greenberg, Ben Younger.

SDFF2004Edit

SDFF2002Edit

Achievement in Acting Award[59]: James Woods

Confirmed Festival Guests[60]: Kevin Smith, Jeff Anderson, Rod Lurie, Tatum O’Neal, Cliff Robertson, Joey Lauren Adams and Scott Baio

By awardEdit

Golden Eagle for Best Narrative FeatureEdit

Golden Eagle for Best DocumentaryEdit

Golden Eagle for Best AnimationEdit

  • 2018: The Driver is Red (dir. Randall Christopher)
  • 2017: Green Light (dir. Seong-Min Kim)
  • 2015: SOAR (dir. Alyce Tzue)
  • 2014: The Dam Keeper (dir. Robert Kondo)

Kumeyaay Eagle AwardEdit

  • 2018: Indian Horse (dir. Stephen Campanelli)
  • 2017: Waabooz (dir. Molly Katagiri)
  • 2016: Te Ata (dir. Nathan Frankowski)
  • 2015: For Blood (dir. C. Pelletier, J.T. Connor)
  • 2014: Sycuan: Our People. Our Culture. Our History.

Audience Award for Best DocumentaryEdit

Audience Award for Best Narrative FeatureEdit

Audience Award for Best Narrative ShortEdit

  • 2018: Your Call Is Important To Us
  • 2017: The Dog With the Woman (dir. P., S. Ledger-Lomas)
  • 2016: Mine (dir. Simon Berry)
  • 2015:The Gunfighter (dir. Eric Kissack)
  • 2014: Sure Thing

Audience Award for Best Studio/Gala FilmEdit

Chris Brinker AwardEdit

  • 2018: Stare Yildirim
  • 2017: Manny Rodriguez
  • 2016: Samuel Gonzalez, Jr.
  • 215: Jack Robbins

Gregory Peck AwardEdit

Cinema Vanguard AwardEdit

Humanitarian AwardEdit

Fairbanks AwardEdit

Auteur AwardEdit

Music Icon AwardEdit

Rising Star AwardEdit

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