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. The winners are announced after all votes are tallied.

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

 

Sponsors

Award Name Sponsor
The Best Short Award The Bresler Foundation, Inc.
The Best Debut Feature Award Sarah Friebert & Rita Hanuschock
Best Feature Award David J. Brant & Greg Estes
The Best Documentary Award Johannah Barry
Atlantic Theaters/The Movies at Midway
Special Recognition Film Award
Rehoboth Beach Film Society

 

Prior Year Audience Award Winners

 

Year

Best Feature

Best Debut Feature

Best Documentary

Best Short

2014

Lakshmi
(click here)

Frontera
(click here)

Alive Inside
(click here)

Of Many
(click here)

2014 Atlantic Theaters/The Movies at Midway
Special Recognition Film Award:
A Thousand Times Good Night
(click here)

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