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The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is honored to announce the Festival Award winners presented on October 10, 2015 at the Film Festival Awards ceremony.
Best Short Film
Alzheimer’s: A Love Story
Directed by Amanda Le, Monica Petruzzelli, Gabe Schimmel, Riani Singgih
Music of Survival: The Story of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus
Directed by Orest Syshko
Emerging Filmmaker Award
Directed by Tim Guthrie
Best Feature Film
Directed by Bryn Evans
Best International Film Landfill Harmonic Directed by Juliana Penaranda-Loftus, Grad Allgood and Graham Townsley
Best Social Awareness Film
Directed by Haim Hect
Best Local Film
Directed by Ted Sykora
Best Human Spirit Film
Directed by Yaniv Rokah
Audience Choice Award
I Want to be a King
Directed by Mehdi Ganji
Rotary of the Chagrin Valley Service Above Self Award
Angel of Nanjing
Directed by Frank Fernando and Jordan Horowitz
and the David Ponce Award for Best of the Festival… Among the Believers
Directed by Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi; Produced by Jonathan Goodman Levitt and Hemal Trivedi; Written by Jonathan Goodman Levitt.
The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is dedicated to educating audiences and empowering talented filmmakers to tell their stories. The Festival is a five day celebration of the art of documentary film, at venues in and around the century village of Chagrin Falls Ohio. This inspiring event draws audiences from all over Northeast Ohio, the US and the world to experience documentary films and the compelling art and culture they highlight.
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