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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

Best Cinematography
Music of Survival: The Story of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus
Directed by Orest Syshko

Emerging Filmmaker Award
Mother Kuskokwim
Directed by Tim Guthrie

Best Feature Film
Hip Hop-eration
Directed by Bryn Evans

Best International Film                                                                                                      Landfill Harmonic                                                                                                         Directed by Juliana Penaranda-Loftus, Grad Allgood and Graham Townsley

Best Social Awareness Film
 Two Barns
Directed by Haim Hect

Best Local Film
Move On
Directed by Ted Sykora

Best Human Spirit Film
Queen Mimi
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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