2003 Festival

2003 Festival Honorees

JURY AWARDS
Best Feature Film
“A Beautiful Secret” (Un Secreto De Esperanza)
directed by Leopoldo Laborde

Best Short Film
“D.E.B.S.” directed by Angela Robinson

Best Student Film
“Fueling the Fire” directed by Tanya Mairitsch (American Film Institute)

Best Documentary
“The Spirit Of Annie Mae” directed by Catherine Anne Martin

Best Animation
“Eternal Gaze” directed by Sam Chen


SHIRLEY JONES FAMILY FILM AWARD

“Abbie Down East” directed by
Ellen-Alinda Verhoeff (Columbia University)


BEARFEST DIGITAL AWARDS

Best Digital Feature Film
“Monkey Love” directed by Mark Stratton

Best Digital Student Film
“Have A Nice Day” directed by Eric Madina & David Streit (San Marino High School)

Best Digital Short Film
“Penslinger: A Writer’s Fantasy” directed by Christopher Marflake

Best Digital Documentary
“No Distance Too Far” directed by Jon Dunham

Best Digital Animation
“Eternal Gaze” directed by Sam Chen


AUDIENCE AWARDS

Best Feature Film
“Saints and Soldiers” directed by Ryan Little

Best Short Film
“Fast Cars And Babies” directed by Brett Hershey

Best Documentary
“Sastun: My Apprenticeship With A Maya Healer” directed by Guido Verweyen

Best Student Film
“Resurrection Mary” directed by Matthew Arnold (USC)

Best Animation
“Paper Cut” directed by Eric Towner (Academy Of Art College)


NATIVE AMERICAN SHOWCASE AWARDS

Best Native American Student Film
“Only The Devil Speaks Cree” directed by Pamela Matthews (Canada Ryerson University)

Best Native American Short Film
“Navajo Dream 3″ directed by James D. Polk

Best Native American Documentary
“Nihi” directed by Brooks P. Guyer