(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The award-winning films for the Fall 2019 New Jersey Film Festival were announced on October 13. All the works that were part of the film festival Competition were selected by a panel of judges including media professionals, journalists, students, and academics. These judges selected the 28 finalists which were publicly screened at our Festival. The finalists were selected from 618 works submitted by filmmakers from around the world. In addition, the judges chose the Prize Winners in conjunction with the Festival Director. Here is a list of the award-winning films starting with the Grand Prize Winners (click on the links for feature articles at NJ Stage).
Best Feature Film: Online Billie – Lou Assous (Paris, France)
Best Documentary Film: Breaking Their Silence – Kerry David (Playa Vista, California)
Best Short Film: The Beginning – Sonni Rossi & Megan McClelland (London, England)
Best Animated Film: Pit Stop – Mikail Ekiz (Hamilton, New Jersey)
Honorable Mention Winners
Impossible Monsters – Nathan Catucci (New York, New York)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night - Bi Gan (Kaili City, Guizhou, China)
Clean Hands – Michael Dominic (Queens, New York)
On Vinyl: Revival and Survival – Thom Leavy (South Amboy, New Jersey)
Two Trentons – Brad Mays (Frenchtown, New Jersey)
Shield – Danielle Eliska Lyle (Princeton, New Jersey)
As One – Tawny Sorensen and David Spaltro (New York, New York)
The New Jersey Film Festival showcases new international films, American independent features, animation, experimental and short subjects, and cutting-edge documentaries. The Fall 2019 festival took place from September 13 through October 13 on the Rutgers Campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey.