2015 Awards



Best Film
America is Still the Place

Best World Film
My Life with the King

Best Documentary
Adolfo Perez Esquivel: Rivers of Hope

Best World Documentary

Audience Award

Best Director
Frank Hall Green (Wildlike)

Best Documentary Director
Steven Oritt (American Native)

Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker
Chelsea Kane (Behind Some Dark Cloud)

New York Showcase Award
Kensho at the Bedfellow

Best Youth Actress
Sterling Jerins (Before the Bomb)

Best Youth Actor
Joseph Smith (Hagereseb)

Best Actress
Ella Purnell (Wildlike)

Best Actor
Beulah Koale (The Last Saint)

Harlem Spotlight (Short Documentary)
Serenity Garden

Harlem Spotlight (Short Narrative)
King of Guangzhou

Harlem Spotlight (Feature)

Harlem Spotlight (Documentary)
The Beauty That I Saw

Best Cinematography

Best Youth Feature
My Voice, My Life

Best Youth Short Documentary
Call Me Joe

Best Youth Short


Top Ten Best Shorts
Tom in America
The Dangle
Before the Bomb
Love Always Eartha
Keeper of the Past
The Bravest, the Boldest
The Story of a Rainy Night
The Yellow Festival

Best Short Documentaries
Code Oakland
Even The Walls
Sir Shadow
Why We Stay

Best Short Shorts
Split End
Breaking in
Project Brave
I’ve Just Had a Dream

Best Animation
Golden Shot

Best Music Video


Winning Feature Script
Hell and Hallelujah!
Margaret Ford-Rogers & Shaytee Gadson

Feature Script Finalists
Poochie and Lil Bit
Michele Cannon

Deadly Invisible Enemies Miniseries
Harold Brown

Dr. Canard
Bill Abelson

Helig House
Raolat Abiola

Winning Short Script
The Real Man
Cathy Reinking & Darryl Dillard

Short Script Finalists

Body and Son
Chris Anthony Hamilton

Lynn-Maree Nash

A Cup of Tea
Miriam Esther Goldman