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2017 Best Animated Film - Journey

Journey by Radheya Jegatheva, Australia: Alone in space, an astronaut drifts through the empty void. He finds another astronaut in the same predicament who gives him a polaroid image of the Earth. They team up to go on an epic journey across the universe to return to their planet.

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2017 Best Comedy - Jimmy The Limo Driver

Jimmy The Limo Driver by Brendan Hickey, USA: Jimmy, a socially awkward teen, is challenged to a one-on-one duel after he accidentally runs over a martial-arts-trained bully's cat.

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2017 Best Documentary - Lonely Highway

Lonely Highway by Andy Kwiatkowski, USA: Andy attended Youth Documentary Academy to make a documentary about growing up with an autistic disorder and turned the camera on himself, his parents and sister in telling a deeply personal account. His film, LONELY HIGHWAY, is an intimate portrayal of family love and support as they come to terms with the unique challenges of and resilience necessary to being on the autistic spectrum.


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2017 Best Drama - OverLove

OverLove by Lucas Helth Postma and Adrian Ejsing, Denmark: OverLove tells the story of 17-year-old Olivia who struggles with anxiety and OCD on a daily basis. Olivia's OCD revolves around the fear of hurting those she loves the most and it is concretized in an intense fear of hurting her 9-year-old brother, Noa.

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2017 Best Experimental Film -Facade

Facade by Carol Nguyen, Canada: An exploration of human connection within a flawed system. Four individuals discover that the main essence that unites them is also the reason for their isolation.


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2017 Best Female Filmmaker - Mars Is Calling

Mars Is Calling by Astrid Lund Johansen, Denmark: Ten year-old Jonas lost his mother at a very young age and is terrified of the darkness. His older sister is always taking care of him, but when she is leaving for a year off, his world completely falls apart. He tries to keep her home, but can he learn to stand on his own?

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2017 Best Horror Film - The Red Drop

The Red Drop by Alba Linares, Melania Medel, Marina Vargas, Veronica Fumero and Melen De La Fuente, Spain: In the middle of the Francoist dictatorship, Ezequiel, member of the Spanish Phalange, lives isolated in his house. Overwhelmed because of his mental disorder, in the latest weeks, strange events happen.

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2017 Best Film Made In Vermont - Silent Suicide

Silent Suicide by Isaiah Gaskell, Wolcott, VT: The aftermath of suicide. The affect it has on friends and family.

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2017 Best Music Video - Atlas World

Atlas World by Morgana McKenzie, Canada: A malignant spirit forces a girl into a perilous journey through a watery underworld. An authorized music video for "Atlas World" (Solomun Day Remix) by Liu Bei.



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2017 Best Public Service Announcement - Any Given Day

Any Given Day by Azure Allen, USA: A young girl is in for a big surprise when she takes her best friend to the park.


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2017 Best Travel Film - Italia

Italia by Claire Imler, USA/Italy: A look at Italy.

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2017 Best Actor - Isaac Hollingsworth

Isaac Hollingsworth in Cycle by Caleb Wild, USA: A teen aging out of the foster care system, scrambling to determine his future, is suddenly interrupted by the appearance of his biological father.

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2017 Best Actress - Caroline Vedel

Caroline Vedel in OverLove by Lucas Helth Postma and Adrian Ejsing, Denmark: OverLove tells the story of the 17-year-old Olivia, who struggles with anxiety and OCD on a daily basis. Olivia's OCD revolves around the fear of hurting those she loves most, and it is concretized in an intense fear of hurting her 9-year-old brother, Noa, to whom she is extremely close.

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2017 Best Cinematography - DOM

DOM by Kalia Hunter/Cinematography by Gabriel Valentine and Dee Contreras, USA: The filmmakers enrolled in Youth Documentary Academy having identified an epidemic of teen suicide in Colorado Springs, including two recent deaths at Palmer High School. The film, DOM, a deeply emotional and searing account of the life and death of Dominic Saunders, explores Dom's vitality, the death of his mother and the road to healing. In doing so, the filmmakers open a dialogue around teen suicide prevention while providing a loving and intimate tool for grieving among their own community.

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2017 Best Direction - Little Lost

Little Lost by Jake Kuhn, United Kingdom: In the middle of a deserted Earth, Eve tries to find a way to cope. With no idea why she's there and afraid that every day will be her last, she struggles to find purpose. One day, however, a strange man turns up who might have the answers she's been looking for.


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2017 Best Editing - Cycle

Cycle by Caleb Wild, USA: A teen aging out of the foster care system, scrambling to determine his future, is suddenly interrupted by the appearance of his biological father.

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2017 Best Sound - Herman Wainggai: A Hidden Genocide

Herman Wainggai: A Hidden Genocide by Josh Leong and Sam Gollob, USA: Encounter the struggle, suffering and injustice in West Papua through the eyes of Noble Peace Prize nominee, Herman Wainggai - a former political prisoner and escapee living in exile. His visceral and emotional experiences convey the brutal realities of the hidden genocide currently taking place in West Papua. Recalling his early childhood, his prison time and his dramatic escape from the West Papuan border, relive the journey Herman has taken to freedom. Filled with faith, determination, tragedy and resilience, Herman's eye-opening narrative reveals to the world a genocide masked by deception and silenced by oppression.

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2017 Best Screenplay - Mars Is Calling

Mars Is Calling by Astrid Lund Johansen, Denmark: Ten year-old Jonas lost his mother at a very young age and is terrified of the darkness. His older sister is always taking care of him, but when she is leaving for a year off, his world completely falls apart. He tries to keep her home, but can he learn to stand on his own? 

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2017 Best Overall Film - Cycle

Cycle by Caleb Wild, USA: A teen aging out of the foster care system, scrambling to determine his future, is suddenly interrupted by the appearance of his biological father.

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2017 Adolescent Content Best Emerging Director - Maddie Kern

Maddie Kern, Writer and Director of Bake-Off, Stowe, VT, USA: Scout Partner and Sponsor Adolescent Content sponsored two additional awards this year. These filmmakers were awarded with a contract with Adolescent Content and a small budget to make a non-fiction/social experiment 2-3 minute video to be premiered on www.adolescent.net.

Bake-Off by Maddie Kern, Stowe, VT, USA: Before the average person's day begins, the bakers are awake.


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2017 Adolescent Content Best Director - Morgana McKenzie

Morgana McKenzie, Writer and Director of Atlas World, Canada: Scout Partner and Sponsor Adolescent Content sponsored two additional awards this year. These filmmakers were awarded with a contract with Adolescent Content and a small budget to make a non-fiction/social experiment 2-3 minute video to be premiered on www.adolescent.net.

Atlas World by Morgana McKenzie, Canada: A malignant spirit forces a girl into a perilous journey through a watery underworld. An authorized music video for "Atlas World" (Solomun Day Remix) by Liu Bei.
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