CMG Short Film Festival 2017

JURY AWARDS

Our jurors, MICHELLE EHLEN, ROY LIEBMAN, and GLENN GAYLORD, have returned their picks for this year's awards.  While they enjoyed the process, "there were many close calls and what was so wonderful was we had so many films from which to choose…so many favorites.  It would be easy to put together a large list of Honorable Mentions..."  

Many thanks to all three for a great job!  And the winners are:


​Best Drama:  THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS directed by FABIAN GORGEART

Best Musical or Comedy: MEN DON'T WHISPER directed by JORDAN FIRSTMAN

Best Documentary: CREATING GENDER INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS directed by JONATHAN SKURNIK

Best Performance, Drama:  Alice Butand, THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

​Best Performance, Musical or Comedy:  Keaton Nigel Cooke, ALEX AND THE HANDYMAN

Best Director:  FRANCY FABRITZ, for ETAGE X

Best Ensemble Cast: MEN DON'T WHISPER directed by JORDAN FIRSTMAN

Emerging Talent (Director):  EYAL RESH, for BOYS


​AUDIENCE AWARDS

As always, the audience balloting gave rise to a few very close calls, but we do have the winners:

For AUDIENCE FAVORITE DRAMA, the winner was THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS, directed by FABIAN GORGEART, with an average score of 4.342 (out of possible 5.0).  Runner up was THE REAL THING, directed by BRANDON KELLEY, with a score of 4.195.

AUDIENCE FAVORITE COMEDY (we had no musical films this year) was DANNY deVITO's film CURMUDGEONS, scoring a very impressive 4.69.  SOMETHING NEW, directed by TJ Marchbank, was runner up with 4.662.  And ETAGE X, directed by Francy Fabritz, scored 4.318 to become second runner-up. 

AUDIENCE FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY was LITTLE POTATO, directed by Wes Hurley, with a score of 4.225.  First runner up was CREATING GENDER INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS, directed by Jonathan Skurnik, with 4.048.  

Congratulations to all our winners and runners up!  We hope to see more of your work in the future.



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