2020 WINNERS

The Chelsea Film Festival 8th annual edition presented 130 Films from 18 countries. The list of winners by category is listed below. For more information, please contact the festival’s office at info@chelseafilm.org.

FEATURE FILM AWARD WINNERS

Grand Prix Award for Best Picture – HIVE by Eylem Kaftan

Special Jury Award –  A CASE OF BLUE by Dana H. Glazer

Best Documentary – RE-INVENTING THE WHEEL by Chelsea McEvoy

Best Cinematography – Serdar Ünlütürk for HIVE

Best Screenplay – Eylem Kaftan for HIVE

Best Director – Eylem Kaftan for HIVE

Best Actress – Meryem Uzerli in HIVE

Best Supporting Actress – Brittany Molnar in DONNA STRONGER THAN PRETTY

Best Actor – Stephen Schnetzer in A CASE BLUE

Best Supporting Actor – Hakan Karsak in HIVE

Special Mention – DONNA STRONGER THAN PRETTY by Jaret Martino

Audience Award for Best Feature Film – GREYSCALE by Yaniel Paulino

SHORT FILM AWARD WINNERS

Petite Prix for Best Short Film – HIGH SCORE by Serena Ryen and Ethan Itzkow

Special Jury Award – NOW YOU SEE US by Romina Schwedler

Best Documentary – OPIOIDEMIC by Ilja Willems

Best Cinematography – Austin Ball for MISFIT M.

Best Screenplay – Lynn Dow for COMPASSIONATE RELEASE – THE RAVAGES OF TIME

Best Director – Jamal Hodge for MOURNING MEAL

Best Actress – Grace Kendall in DAME

Best Actor – Ethan Itzkow in HIGH SCORE and Rashad Hunter in MICKEY HARDAWAY

Best Supporting Actress – Soumaye Bocoum in A RISING STAR

Best Supporting Actor – Joseph Covino in BIG NEWS

Special Mention – DAYBREAK by Eric Whitten

Audience Award for Best Short Film – COMPASSIONATE RELEASE – THE RAVAGES OF TIME by Lynn Dow

VIRTUAL REALITY WINNER

THE ECHOING OF FIRE & LIFE by Judith Samper