2021 WINNERS:


Best Comedy Feature
Killer Whales
Director Will Hamilton

Best Drama Feature
This is Not a War Story
Director Talia Lugacy

Best Documentary Feature
Iron Family
Director Patrick Longstreth

Best Horror Feature
The Reenactment
Director Andrew Ford

Best Sci-Fi Feature
The Alternate
Director Alrik Bursell

Best Local Feature
Landlocked
Director Timothy Hall

Best Foreign Feature
Playdurizm
Director Gem Deger

Best Animated Short
Modo Crasticot
Director Jérémie Guy-Béland

Best Music Video
Rocking the Unemployment Line
Director Oksana Pryshchepa

Best Comedy Short
Good Head
Director Matt Servitto

Best Documentary Short
We Travel
Directors Ethan Payne, Brian Foster

Best Horror Short
Out at Night
Director Christopher Hewitt

Best Drama Short
Garage
Director Aaron Sanders

Best Local Short
Lorikeet
Director Elisee Junior St Preux

Best Foreign Short
The Wick
​Director Sabine Crossen

Best Experimental Short
Les Dieux Changeants
Director Lucio Arese

Best Action Short
Break Things & Run
Director Ramsey Telhami

Best Student Film
Gretel & Hansel: A New Musical
Director Alex Preston

Atlanta Underground Film Festival Awards

2018 WINNERS:


Best Feature
Rockaway
​by John J. Budion

Best Director
In This Gray Place
​​by R.D. Womack II

Best Cinematography
Ulysses
by Federico Alotto

Best Drama Feature
Lost Fare
by Bruce Logan

Best Comedy Feature
STUCK
​by Jillian Armenante

Best Ensemble Cast
Killer Unicorn
by Drew Bolton

Best Short Film
Life Partner
by Mairin Hart

Best Drama Short
Miscreant
by Rocky Ramsey

Best Comedy Short
Pigeonholed
by Robert Stuvland

Best Dark Comedy Short
Hangover Food
by Ross McGowan

Best Horror Short
Avulsion
by Steve Boyle

Best Sci-Fi Short
Bespoke
by Rik Cordero

Best Documentary Short
Candlelight
by Verónica Ortiz-Calderón

Best Foreign Short
Adnyat
by Santosh Sopan Davakhar

Best Animated Short
Empty Chair
by Alison Salazar

Best Music Video
HXXS - Seppuku
by Anders Ericsson

Best Local Short
Snapshot
by Brett Bagwell

Best Actor
Aleksander Ristic
In This Gray Place

Best Actress
Alexis Rosinsky
Lost Fare

Best Narrative Feature
Wild Bones
Director Jack James

Best Comedy Feature
RE-OPENING: A Lockdown Mockumentary
Directors Chris Guerra, Matthew John Koppin

Best Documentary Feature
The Book of Harth
Director Pierre Guillet

Best Local Feature
Miles from Nowhere
Director Jono Mitchell

Best Drama Feature
Continue 9,8,7.
Director Lucas James Culshaw

Best Foreign Feature
Sweet Disaster
Director Laura Lehmus

Best Sci-Fi Feature
Planet b234
Director Keelie Sheridan

Best Thriller Feature
Lyla
Director Gordon Cowie

Best Pilot
Roger, Espionager
Director Brooke Jaye Taylor

Best Director
Alchemy of the Spirit
Director Steve Balderson

First-Time Filmmaker Award of Excellence
Sober
Director Dewayne Irving


Best Narrative Short Nominees:


Asylum
Director Neil West

Extra Innings
Director John Gray

Ghosted
​Director Tracie Laymon

The Altruist
Director Matt Smith *WINNER


Best Animated Short Nominees:

Overcome
Director Trinity Ansah

The Animal
Director Nora 6592

The Sprayer
Director Farnoosh Abedi 

The Way to a Man’s Heart
Directors Jule Körperich, Karin Demuth *WINNER


Best Music Video Nominees:

Bellringer
Director Nolan Huber-Rhoades

Glass Ship
Director Sam Balcomb *WINNER

Indigo de Souza – Kill Me
Director Jordan Thomas Alexander

MeTube: August sings 'Una furtiva lagrima'
Director Daniel Moshel


​Best Experimental Short Nominees:

Capsule
Directors Taibi Magar, Tyler Dobrowsky *WINNER

Fuck Film: A Love Story
Director Neil Ira Needleman 

Push
Director Jasmine

V for Vulva
Director Destiny Greer 


2019 WINNERS:


Best Feature 

PAGEANT MATERIAL

Jonothon Mitchell

Best Director

Cameron Schwartz

REST STOP.


Best Actor

Robert Solomon

DUKE


Best Actress

Madeleine Woolner

HOW FAR


Best Cinematography

Abijeet Achar

WATER HORSE


Best Local Short

WE SHOULD HANG OUT MORE

​Marquelle "Kelley" Young & Kelly Dawkins


Best Animated Short

GRYPHON ANIMO

Matthew Maloney


Best Comedy Short

PEGGY

​Justin Miller


Best Horror Short

RICK AND RUBY

Scott Woodburn


Best Sci-Fi Short

ORIGIN

David Parrella


Best Drama Short

JERKY

Amy Trefry & Brent Braaten


Best Music Video

SEX PLANET - LACIE

Zach Strum


Best Foreign Short

THE DELIVERER

Ron Morales


Audience Choice

LANGUAGE OF ESPIONAGE

Giovanni Tortorici

Best Comedy Short Nominees:

Could This Have Been An Email
Directors Nicole Kemper, Sarah Alison Hodges

How Did We Get Here?
Director J.N. Mackey

Little Package
Director Kent Smith

The Coupon
Director Laura Seay *WINNER

Best Horror Short Nominees :

Black Creek Trail 
Director Soma Helmi 

Black Dragon (Rồng đen)
Director Alexander Thompson

Household Demons
Director John Gray *WINNER

Rings
Director Colin Earner

Best Sci-Fi Short Nominees:

From Water Comes Melon
Director Micah Vassau

OKAY AL-i
Directors Sarah Emery, Matthew Emery

Out Of Order
Director Mason James Gillard

The Marinn Company
Director Emma Swider * WINNER

Best Documentary Short Nominees:

Chalk Back
Director Kylie Procita

More Than Real
Director Roc Morin

Rachel's Law
Director Cameron Ilan *WINNER

Stangirl
Director Halonah Abraham

Best Drama Short Nominees:

Dreamer
Directors Vergi Rodriguez, Diana Zollicoffer *WINNER

Send Me A Color
Director Molly Tomecek

The Earth Will Not Swallow Us
Director Olubajo Sonubi 

The Show Must Go On
Director Chase Gutzmore

Best Foreign Short Nominees:

Amen
Director Bodi Rajkumar

Familiar
Director David J. Ellison

Mirage
Director Arthur Fanget *WINNER

Survivers
Director Carlos Gómez-Trigo

Best Local Short Nominees:

Census
Director James Mackenzie

He Was Hope
Director Taylor Conley

Post-Citrus
Director Madison Hatfield *WINNER

Reverie
Director Caitlin Gray

Best Student Film Nominees:

Out Of Order
Director Mason James Gillard

Overcome
Director Trinity Ansah

Possession
Director Daniel Kumi

Sweet Temptations
Director William Thomason *WINNER


2020 WINNERS:


Best Feature
To Your Last Death
Director Jason Axinn

Best Documentary Feature
Mentally Al
​Director Joshua Edelman

Best Narrative Short
Body and Son
Director Chris Anthony Hamilton

Best Drama Short
Max
Director Kristina Arjona

Best Comedy Short
Eat the Rainbow
Director Brian Benson

Best Horror Short
​​​Bakemono
Directors Sumire Takamatsu, Jorge Lucas

Best Documentary Short
Considerations of Infinity
Director Kira Bursky

Best Animated Short
WALT
Directors Greg Yagolnitzer, Brendan Walter


Best Action Short
Bitch, Popcorn & Blood
Director Fabio Soares


Best Experimental Short 
Klaus Eats Butterflies
Director Shane Aquino

Best Music Video
Black Pumas - Colors
Director Kristian Mercado


Best Foreign Short
Aftershock
Director Gareth Wilkes


Best Local Short
Brown With Blue
Director Christian Nolan Jones

Best Director
Cassandra
Director David E. Tolchinsky