We thank our sponsors, filmmakers, audience members, and festival staff for making SIFF2015 a huge success!
The Results Are In...
Congratulations to all of our award winners, and to all of our nominees - we were truly astonished at the amazing quality of the films we saw this year. Picking the winning films was not easy! All of our award winners can be proud that they were chosen from a very strong group of exceptional films.
The 2015 Sanford International Film Festival winners are:
Script-to-Screen Winner--Michael Curtis for 'Gravel Heart'
Best Sound--Paul Vitolins for SIX
Best Music and Score--Night Kisses for Magnetic
Catherine Capozzi, Michael J. Epstein, Sophia Cacciola, Allix Mortis
Best Special Visual Effects--Tobias Kruppa, Warnuts Entertainment for Phoenix
Best Editing--Yoann Gourdon for Corto
Best Screenplay--Jacob Forman & Tom Hammock for The Well
Best Cinematography--Paweł Dyllus for Entropy
Best Animated Film--Magarwasi - Dir. Sanjay Jangid
Exceptional Ensemble Acting--Magdalena Woleńska, Arkadiusz Buszko, Mirosław Guzowski
Laughter in the Dark - Dir. Marta Trela
Exceptional Duo/ Ensemble Acting--Tawny Sorensen, Nabil Vinas
The Cat's Cradle - Dir. David Spaltro
Exceptional Ensemble Acting--Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Ann Dowd,
Nolan Gerard Funk, Diane Farr for Wildlike - Dir. Frank Hall Green
Best Leading Actor--Vince Friesen for Encouragement
Best Leading Actress--Nadia Quinn for Joke Writer
Best Director--Federico Torres for The Extraordinary Mr. Júpiter
Best Foreign Film--Upovanie - Dir. Iiro Peltonen
Best Documentary--LUTAH A Passion for Architecture: A Life in Design
Dir. Kum-Kum Bhavnani
Best Maine Film--Go Around Again: The Story of Circumnavigator Rich Wilson
Dir. Rick Groleau
Best Short Film--Dustin - Dir. Kristina Jaeger
Best Feature Film--Wildlike - Dir. Frank Hall Green
Audience Choice Award--The Well – Dir. Tom Hammock
Congratulations to these Sanford International STUDENT Film Festival Award Winners from afar!
Joshua Costea for 'Bocce Boys'
Ryan Debergh for 'Second Right off Main Street'
John Chigas for 'Girls Don’t Cry Wolf'
Iver Jensen for 'In a Mirror Dimly'
And to these Sanford International STUDENT Film Festival Award Winners from Sanford!
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINNERS
'Save Water!' (CJL Grades 2-4 Kids Club)
'Pitbulls Aren't Their Stereotypes' (MCS 3rd Grade for AWS)
JUNIOR HIGH WINNER
HIGH SCHOOL WINNER
'Howl' (Sanford High School Film Club)