2017 Awards

Best Film

Best World Film
Groom’s Block

Best Documentary
Garden of the Peaceful Dragon

Best World Documentary
Servant or Slave

Audience Award
Curtsy, Mister

Best Director
Johnny O’Reilly (Moscow Never Sleeps)

Best Documentary Director
Sarita Siegel & Gregg Mitman (The Land Beneath Our Feet)

Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker
Serena Dykman for NANA

Best Actress
Hasmine Killip (Ordinary People)

Best Actor
Ronwaldo Martin (Ordinary People)

New York Showcase Award
Day After Day

Harlem Spotlight (Documentary)
The Speech

Harlem Spotlight (Short Narrative)
Search Party

Harlem Spotlight (Short Documentary)
A Girl Can Dream… Bre Scullark

Best Experimental Film
White Face

Best Short
Dem Dem!

Best Short Short
Hello, Malcolm

Best Short Documentary
The Sara Spencer Washington Story

Best Youth Short Documentary
Statement of Truth

Best Youth Short
Cocoa Butter Short

Best Animation
Trip to the Stars

Best Music Video

Winning Webisode
The New Adventures of Brobot Johnson


Winning Feature Screenplay
Ghost Patriot
Todd Wise

Winning Short Script
Eleventh Earl of Getzford
Jess Grant

Feature Screenplay Finalists
Come Together
Details are Done
Four Negro Girls in a Church
The Best Pitch
The Legend of William Tell