Audience Award Winners

The Festival presents Audience Awards for: Best Feature, Best Debut Feature, Best Short, and Best Documentary. The Audience Award winners are determined by popular vote of the audience. At each screening, viewers receive a ballot to rate the film and then return the ballot at the end of the screenings. All votes are tabulated and the winners are announced at the Closing Celebration. 

First place Audience Award winners receive a $500 cash prize due to the generosity of the sponsors listed below.

 

 2014 Audience Award Winners

 

Catagory and Sponsor

Film Title

The Brant-Estes Best Feature Award
Sponsored by David J Brant and Greg Estes.

Lakshmi
(click here)

The Friebert-Hanuschock Best Debut Feature Award
Sponsored by Sarah Friebert and Rita Hanuschock.

Frontera
(click here)

The Best Documentary Award
Sponsored by Johannah Barry.

Alive Inside
(click here)

The Best Short Award
Sponsored by The Bresler Foundation

Of Many
(click here)

Atlantic Theaters/The Movies at Midway
Special Recognition Film Award:

Sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society

A Thousand Times Good Night
(click here)

 

Prior Year Audience Award Winners

 

Year

Best Feature

Best Debut Feature

Best Documentary

Best Short

2013

Still Mine
(click here)

Touch of the Light
(click here)

Muscle Shoals
(click here)

Not Any More:
Story of a Revolution

(click here)

2012

Come as You Are
(click here)

A Time to Spare
(click here)

Searching for Sugarman
(click here)

Tsyuako
(click here)

2011

The Round Up
(click here)

The Hedgehog
(click here)

Wish Me Away
(click here)

I Don't Want to Go Back Alone
(click here)

2010

Bride Flight
(click here)

Like Stars on Earth
(click here)

Soundtrack for a Revolution
(click here)

Kavi
(click here)

2009

Departures

Skin

Out in The Silence

Toyland

2008

Captain Abu Raed

The World Unseen

Stranded: I've Come
from a Plane that
Crashed on the Mountains

Tripe & Onions

2007

The Rocket

Dear Mr. Waldman

Nanking

The First Time

2006

Elsa & Fred

Sweet Land

Been Rich All My Life

Christmas Wish List

2005

Walk on Water

Ladies in Lavender

Music From the Inside Out

Perpetual Motion

2004

Facing Windows

My Mother Likes Women

Howard Zinn – You Can’t
be Neutral on a Moving
Train

The Dud

2003

Tipping The Velvet

James’ Journey to Jerusalem

Diary of a Male Porn Star

My Flesh & Blood

Left Behind

2002

Autumn Spring (Bab i΄ lēto)

The Trip

War Photographer

Leonard

2001

Borstal Boy

The Next Big Thing

The Turandot Project

Zen and the Art of Landscaping

2000

My Mother Frank

Four Dogs Playing Poker

Pop & Me

Turkey.Cake.

1999

Bandits

24 Nights

Climb Against the Odds

A Mile in My Shoes