Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn and Twine Jefferson’s American Fiction took residence the highest prizes within the inaugural Viewers Awards on the 2023 SCAD Savannah Movie Competition.
The Savannah School of Artwork and Design (SCAD) introduced Tuesday the viewers winners, which have been chosen by pageant attendees, alongside the juried winners of the pageant’s twenty sixth annual iteration.
Oscar-winning Fennell’s Saltburn was the highest decide, with the filmmaker showing in-person to obtain the Highlight Director Award in entrance of a sold-out screening. American Fiction, the directorial debut of author and producer Twine Jefferson, was the 12 months’s runner-up and in addition appeared in the course of the almost two-week-long occasion, the place he was honored with the Breakthrough Director Award.
A complete of 19 awards have been introduced final Thursday from the 99 movies chosen to compete as a part of the 2023 pageant. There have been over 2,100 submissions throughout competitors classes, together with Narrative Options, Documentary Options, Skilled Shorts, Animated Shorts, Documentary Shorts, Scholar Shorts, Shorts Highlight, the World Shorts Discussion board, and the inaugural SAVFF LGBTQIA+ Quick Movie Competitors introduced by Amazon MGM Studios.
Centered on the necessity for extra inclusive storytelling, the LGBTQIA+ Quick Movie Competitors sees Amazon MGM Studios donating $10,000 for the jury-awarded Greatest General Movie and $5,000 for an Viewers Award. Movies in this system are underneath 40 minutes in size and signify excellence in storytelling and execution in narrative or documentary codecs, reflecting distinctive perception into LGBTQIA+ themes, points or concepts.
General, this 12 months’s pageant screened 167 movies, together with 51 narrative function movies, 16 documentary function movies and 100 brief movies, and featured 11 world premieres and 4 U.S. premieres. It additionally bestowed a litany of feat honors on recognizable Hollywood names, together with Kevin Bacon, Ava DuVernay, Todd Haynes, Eva Longoria, Jeff Nichols, Greta Lee, Peter Sarsgaard, Cailee Spaeny and George C. Wolfe, amongst others.
A full checklist of winners for the 2023 SCAD Savannah Movie Competition is under.
Greatest Animated Quick
Sluggish Gentle, directed by Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski
Smoking Tigers, directed by So Younger Shelly Yo
Greatest Documentary Characteristic
Unhealthy Press, directed by Rebecca Landsberry-Baker and Joe Peeler
Greatest Documentary Quick – Distinctive Braveness
Distinctive Braveness – Mayan Softball Revolution, directed by Michael Zimbalist
Greatest Documentary Quick – Classes of Hope
Seeds of Change, directed by Maximilian Armstrong
Greatest Narrative Quick
The Previous Younger Crow, directed by Liam LoPinto
Greatest Narrative Characteristic
At The Gates, directed by Augustus Meleo Bernstein
Better of Present – Mayan Softball Revolution, directed by Michael Zimbalist
Greatest Narrative Scholar Quick
The Fuse, directed by Kevin Haefelin
Greatest Scholar Animation
Shut Your Eyes, directed by Manon Bérardengo, Audrey Defonte, Léo Depoix, Denis Koessler, Clémentine Laurent, Pierre Guislain, and Chloé Boursier
Greatest Scholar Documentary Quick
Simply Jacob., directed by Halle Losordo (SCAD Scholar Movie)
Documentary Shorts Jury Award – The Native Hero Award: Classes of Hope
God’s Love Break up (SCAD Scholar Movie)
Scholar Animated Shorts Jury Award – Excellence in 2D Animation
The Solar Is Unhealthy, directed by Rachel Mow (SCAD Scholar Movie)
Scholar Narrative Shorts Jury Award – Excellence in Directing and Performing
Blue Hour, directed by J.D. Shields
World Shorts Discussion board
World Shorts Discussion board Better of Present
Our Males and Females, directed by Ahmad Alyaseer
Greatest World Quick: Past Identification
Hafekasi, directed by Annelise Hickey
Greatest World Quick: Rocking the Cradle of Civilization
Within the Backyard of Tulips, directed by Julia Elihu
Shorts Highlight Better of Present
Mira, directed by Eva Louise Corridor
Greatest Shorts Highlight: A Kaleidoscope of Connections
Tom & Cinda, directed by Eva Neuwirth
Greatest Shorts Highlight: Household Enjoyable
Morning Pleasure, directed by John Henry Hinkel
Greatest Shorts Highlight: Horrors in Plain Sight
Mira, directed by Eva Louise Corridor
Shorts Highlight Jury Award: Excellence in Craftsmanship
Lovebugs, directed by Teddy Alvarez-Nissen
SAVFF LGBTQIA+ Quick Movie Competitors Introduced by Amazon MGM Studios
Greatest LGBTQIA+ Quick
100% USDA Licensed Natural Selfmade Tofu, directed by Gbenga Komolafe
Viewers Award Winner
Fanatic, directed by Taran Killam