NYLA International Film Festival

Past Winners

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NYLA (LA) 2017 Winners


Audience Award


“  Transformation: Art Peace Imagine In India ” Dir. by Bob Williams




Best Narrative Feature


“  Carter & June ” Dir. by Nicholas Kalikow




Best Narrative Short


“  Ditch ” Dir. by Adrian Elliot




Best Documentary Feature


“  Curiosity, Adventure & Love ” Dir. by Sunshine Lichauco de Leon &

Suzanne Richiardone




Best Documentary Short


“  Transformation: Art Peace Imagine In India ” Dir. by Bob Williams



Best Student Film


“  Alchemist ” Dir. by Calvin Khurniawan



Best Animation


“  Revelation - The City Of Haze ” Dir. by Mao Qichao



Best Music Video


“  Mina Tobias: Kings & Queens ” Dir. by Madchen Amick



Best Script


  Broken Doll ” by Guillermo Gonzalez Lanchares



Best Director


“  Carter & June ” Dir. by Nicholas Kalikow



Best Actor


Michael Raymond-James   “ Carter & June ”



Best Actress


Samaire Armstrong    “ Carter & June ”




Award Of Excellence


“  39 Billion False Claims ”  by JJ Frey, PhD


Award Of Excellence


“  Bad Mark ”  by Elizabeth Delaney


Award Of Excellence


“  Grizzled ”  by Alain Goulem


Award Of Excellence


“  Royally Duped: A Fairytale Gone Askew ”  by Winnie Khaw


Award Of Excellence


“  Seventh Angel ”  by Richard Perry


Award Of Excellence


“  Ziggy And The Stooges ”  by Gregg Greenberg






NYLA (LA) 2016 Winners


Audience Award


“ The Letter ” Dir. by Becca Berry




Best Narrative Feature


Boundaries Of The Heart ” Dir. by Zhang Feng




Best Narrative Short


Farewell My Love ” Dir. by Zhang Dage




Best Documentary Feature


Lost Kites ” Dir. by Samuel Rich & Gabriella Fritz




Best Documentary Short


Democracy Road ” Dir. by Michael Anton



Best Student Film


Farewell My Love ” Dir. by Zhang Dage



Best Animation


Wall ” Dir. by Chia-Yin Chou



Best Music Video


Slowly ” Dir. by Cassie Marin



Best Script


Mayday ” by Jeffrey Thomas



Best Director


Boundaries Of The Heart ” Dir. by Zhang Feng



Best Actor


Deng Fei   “ Farewell My Love ”



Best Actress


Luo Zixin    “ Boundaries Of The Heart ”




Award Of Excellence


Furniture ” by Marvin Kaplan


Award Of Excellence


Prisoner Moon ” by John Van Roekel


Award Of Excellence


Resurrection Time Conspiracy ” by James Carroll


Award Of Excellence


The Legend Of William Tell ” by J. Ian Sample


Award Of Excellence


Voodoo Love ” by Mario Pineda









NYLA (NY) 2016 Winners


Audience Award


“ The Fragility Of Love ” Dir. by David Terra




Best Narrative Feature


Autumn Fall ” Dir. by Jan Vardoen




Best Narrative Short


Beautiful Dreamer ” Dir. by David Gaddie




Best Documentary Feature


Yosemite ” Dir. by Oliver Goetzl




Best Documentary Short


Amazigh Wedding In The Anergui Valley ” Dir. by Farida Benlyazid



Best Student Film


The Suburbs Go On Forever ” Dir. by Mark Day



Best Animation


Tre Tosser ” Dir. by Peter Hausner & Snobar Avani



Best Music Video


Love & Darkness ” Dir. by Shelly Carmel



Best Script


In For A Penny ” by James Kelty & Laurelle Barnett



Best Director


Autumn Fall ” Dir. by Jan Vardoen



Best Actor


Jordi Vilasuso    “ This Modern Man Is Beat ”



Best Actress


Ingeborg Raustol    “ Autumn Fall ”




Award Of Excellence


Ellen Grace ”  by BR Stanley


Award Of Excellence


Letters From Thurgood ”   by Robert Redmond


Award Of Excellence


Luther’s Gang ”   by Massimiliano Mauceri


Award Of Excellence


Madame Facades ”   by Charles Laulette


Award Of Excellence


Pullman ”   by Karen Schmidt & Timothy Schmidt




NYLA (LA) 2015 Winners


Audience Award


“Play Violet For Me” Dir. by Matt Mercer




Best Narrative Feature


Other People’s Children” Dir. by Liz Hinlein




Best Narrative Short


K7” Dir. by Jan Inberg




Best Documentary Feature


Marriage: Shattered Vows” Dir. by Peter Hatch & Karla Plimmer




Best Documentary Short


Our People” Dir. by Payne Lindsey



Best Student Film


Angel” Dir. by Marty Wei



Best Animation


The Present” Dir. by Jacob Frey



Best Music Video


Emotions” Dir. by Carlos Hurtado



Best Script


Cover-Up”  by Toshihide Iguchi



Best Director


Other People’s Children” Dir. by Liz Hinlein



Best Actor


Chad Michael Murray    “Other People’s Children”



Best Actress


Diane Marshall Green    “Other People’s Children”




Award Of Excellence


Baker’s Dozen” Dir. by Bruce Notman


Award Of Excellence


Fire On Ice”  by Courtney Suttle


Award Of Excellence


Warriors Of The Four Corners”  by Robert Brickman







NYLA (NY) 2015 Winners


Audience Award


“If The Trees Could Talk” Dir. by Michael Weinstein




Best Narrative Short


Keeper Of The Past” Dir. by Marco J. Riedl




Best Documentary Feature


Blade #1” Dir. by Zuzka Kurtz




Best Documentary Short


Laces” Dir. by Jenny McQuaile



Best Student Film


Damaged Goods” Dir. by Sophie Finkelstein



Best Animation


Switch Man” Dir. by Hsun-Chun Chuang & Shao-Kuei Tong



Best Music Video


My Movies” Dir. by Onn Halpern & Liel Simon



Best Script


“Silence”  by Dylan Phillips



Best Director


Keeper Of The Past” Dir. by Marco J. Riedl



Best Actor


Ed Asner    “Pacific Edge”



Best Actress


Luisa Wietzorek    “Keeper Of  The Past”




Award Of Excellence


Till We Meet Again” Dir. by Bank Tangjaitrong


Award Of Excellence


Linnea Larsdotter    “Till We Meet Again”


Award Of Excellence


“Across The Pond”  by Andrea Harding



Award Of Excellence


“Archangel”  by Joe “Tuffy” Tofuri



Award Of Excellence


“Pale Fox”  by Julio Duggan







NYLA (LA) 2014 Winners


Audience Award


Lockdown” Dir. by Rebecca George




Best Narrative Short


Wild & Precious” Dir. by Cusi Cram




Best Narrative Feature


Then There Was” Dir. by Louis  Mandylor




Best Documentary Feature


Painting the Way to the Moon ” Dir. by Jacob Okada

Produced by Jacob Okada, Adam Morrow & Carylanna Taylor





Best Documentary Short


Mito” Dir. by Josh Dixon



Best Student Film


The Greatest Gift” Dir. by Yilei Zhou



Best Animation


Run Crab Run!” Dir. by Wei lu



Best Music Video


Ramona Flowers” Dir. by Bouha Kazmi



Best Script


“Cahoots”  by Elan Carlson



Best Director


Then There Was” Dir. by Louis  Mandylor



Best Actor


Costas Mandylor    “Then There Was” Dir. by Louis Mandylor



Best Actress


Keesha Sharp    “The 636” Dir. by Mark Travis




Award Of Excellence


“House Of Fire”  by Peter Gazdag



Award Of Excellence


“The Stronger Need”  by Charles Laulette



Award Of Excellence


“Wooden Nickel”  by Cara Haycak








NYLA (NY) 2014 Winners


Audience Award


The Happily Ever After” Dir. by Erika Burke Rossa




Best Narrative Short


“Songs From The Outside” Dir. by Michael Van Ostade & Andrew Van Ostade




Best Narrative Feature


“Swell” Dir. by Joey Angerone




Best Documentary Feature


“This is My Long Island” Dir. by Dan Marquardt




Best Documentary Short


“Kawomera: Plant, Pray, Partner For Peace” Dir. by Marla Mossman



Best Student Film


“Number 2” Dir. by Jarrod Shusterman



Best Animation


“Stan” Dir. by Meirav Haber



Best Music Video


“Korn-Never Never” Dir. by Giovanni Bucci



Best Script


“The Scythe”  by Terrance Mitchell Thibideaux



Best Director


“Songs From The Outside” Dir. by Michael Van Ostade & Andrew Van Ostade



Best Actor


David Lyons    “Penance” Dir. by Jeff Wolfe



Best Actress


Cristina Franco    “In The Black” Dir. by Vincent Talenti




Award Of Excellence


“Lost Cause”  by David Schroeder



Award Of Excellence


“The Portrait”  by Matthew Marshall



Award Of Excellence


“The Snakeman”  by Jeffrey Ryback







NYLA (LA) 2013 Winners


Audience Award


“Sand Storm” Dir. by Geoff Erwin


&


“Contrition” Dir. by Ricardo Perez-Selsky





Best Narrative Feature


“The Boarder” Dir. by Jolene Adams



Best Narrative Short


“Eve Angelic” Dir. by Luca Ceccarelli



Best Documentary Feature


“Impact” Dir. by Flo Villane




Best Documentary Short


“My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech” Dir. by Justin Baldoni



Best Student Film


“Valediction” Dir. by Rodrigo Correia



Best Animation


“Blessing” Dir. by Wei-Jhih Chen



Best Music Video


“Only Me (Solo Yo)” Dir. by Carlos Hurtado



Best Script


“Grace”  by Lynda Lemberg & Jeffery Allen Russel



Best Director


“The Boarder” Dir. by Jolene Adams



Best Actor


Carlton Wilborn    “The Boarder” Dir. by Jolene Adams



Best Actress


Leslie Stevens    “The Boarder” Dir. by Jolene Adams




Award Of Excellence


Andy Scott Harris    “The Boarder” Dir. by Jolene Adams



Award Of Excellence


“Icarus Down” Dir. by Paul Nicoletos



Award Of Excellence


“Hopes Nocturnal”  by David Sabbath




Award Of Excellence


“Music House”  by Craig Horst




Award Of Excellence


“The Tapestry”  by Steven Prowse







NYLA (NY) 2013 Winners


Audience Award


“Ten-Buck Baton” Dir. by Nimer Basha



Best Narrative Feature


“Ten-Buck Baton” Dir. by Nimer Basha



Best Narrative Short


“The Novel” Dir. by Paolo Licata



Best Documentary Feature


“Do Not Duplicate” Dir. by Jonathan Mann & Sean McGing




Best Documentary Short


“The Kids Of 5114” Dir. by Michael Rothman



Best Student Film


“Blindfolded” Dir. by Eric Choi



Best Animation


“Trid An Stoirm” Dir. by Fred Burdy



Best Music Video


“Fly-Anti Bullying” Dir. by Ilan Rosenberg



Best Script


“Zero Day”  by Simon Birkenhead



Best Director


“The Novel” Dir. by Paolo Licata



Best Actor


Anton Alexander    “The Novel” Dir. by Paolo Licata



Best Actress


Jane Doe    “ABCFilm” Dir. by Jane Doe






Award Of Excellence


“Guest House” Dir. by Aaron Wolf



Award Of Excellence


“Last Waltz of Vienna”  by Brian Weakland




Award Of Excellence


“Hot Chocolate”  by Jeremiah O’Brien







NYLA (LA) 2012 Winners


Audience Award


“Abstraction” Dir. by Daniel Gomes



Best Narrative Feature


“Anita Ho” Dir. by Steve Myung



Best Narrative Short


“Abstraction” Dir. by Daniel Gomes



Best Documentary Feature


“Twero: The Road To Health” Dir. by Michael Otremba



Best Documentary Short


“L.A. Aboriginal”  Dir. by Bayou Bennett & Daniel Lir



Best Student Film


“Harvest” Dir. by Reid Carrescia



Best Animation


“Retrocognition” Dir. by Eric Patrick



Best Music Video


“Jesus Ain’t Coming Back” Dir. by Nathan Bayne



Best Script


“Besa”   by Michael Miceli & Delson Armstrong



Best Director


“Anita Ho” Dir. by Steve Myung



Best Actor


David May    “Abstraction” Dir. by Daniel Gomes



Best Actress


Heather Mitchell   “The Red Valentine” Dir. by Glenn Stewart






Award Of Excellence


“Medicine Men” Dir. by Guy Malim



Award Of Excellence


“The Red Valentine” Dir. by Glenn Stewart




Award Of Excellence


“Original Sin” by Charles Laulette







NYLA (NY) 2012 Winners


Best Narrative Feature


“To Redemption” Dir. by Alexia Oldini



Best Narrative Short


“Masque” Dir. by Robert Hatch



Best Documentary Feature


“The Fourth World” Dir. by Mark Volkers



Best Documentary Short


“Carbon for Water”  Dir. by Evan Abramson & Carmen Elsa Lopez Abramson



Best Student Film


“Paying For It” Dir. by Lauren Lillie



Best Animation


“Animalario” Dir. by Sergio Mejia Forero



Best Music Video


“TLS-Traditional Love Song” Dir. by Roberto Roda



Best Script


“The O Shaped Mouth”   by Shephali Frost



Best Director


“To Redemption” Dir. by Alexia Oldini



Best Actor


Richard Losee    “Masque” Dir. by Robert Hatch



Best Actress


Kelsey Ford   “Paying For It” Dir. by Lauren Lillie






Award Of Excellence


“Spaghetti For Two” Dir. by Matthias Rosenberger & Betina Dubler



Award Of Excellence


“Escape” Dir. by Marvi Lacar




Award Of Excellence


“Ripple” by Heather Faris






NYLA (LA) 2011 Winners


Best Narrative Feature


“A Porn Star Is Born” Dir. by Corey Bishop



Best Narrative Short


“Spoiler” Dir. by Daniel Thron



Best Documentary Feature


“Take A Seat: Sharing A Ride Across America” Dir. by Dominic Gill



Best Documentary Short


“No Autographs”  Dir. by Bryan Buckley



Best Student Film


“Stuck” Dir. by Martin W. Anderson



Best Animation


“Create” Dir. by Dan MacKenzie



Best Music Video


“Just Another Thing” Dir. by Jon Reno



Best Script


“Imprinted”   by Alison McMahan



Best Director


“Spoiler” Dir. by Daniel Thron



Best Actor


Paul McCarthy-Boyington    “Stuck” Dir. by Martin W. Anderson



Best Actress


Sarah Banks   “1095 Days”  Dir. by Han Fang Pao






Award Of Excellence


“Blackstone” Dir. by George Tunis



Award Of Excellence


“Ambush” Dir. by Joseph Bauer



Award Of Excellence


“1095 Days” Dir. by Han Fang Pao




Award Of Excellence


“Red Lights Over Hong Kong” by Roberto Marrero




NYLA 2011 Winners 1st Session (April 30th-May7th 2011)



Best Narrative Feature


“You Me And The Circus” Dir. by Ty Hodges



Best Narrative Short


“The Escape” Dir. by James Connelly



Best Documentary Feature


“The After Party (The Last Party 3)” Dir. by Michael Schiller



Best Documentary Short


“Mistura”-The Power Of Food Dir. by Patricia Perez



Best Student Film


“Quirk Of Fate” Dir. by Marco J. Riedl



Best Animation


“The Mouse That Soared” Dir. by Kyle Bell



Best Music Video


“Firecoat” Dir. by Matt Hewitt



Best Script


“Halfway Home”   by David Schroeder



Best Director


“The Escape” Dir. by James Connelly



Best Actor


Bart McCarthy    “The Escape” Dir. by James Connelly



Best Actress


Vahina Giocante   “5150 Hold”  Dir. by Shirley Monsarrat





Award Of Excellence


“The Mole Man Of Belmont Ave.” Dir. by Mike Bradecich & John LaFlamboy



Award Of Excellence


“5th & Alameda” Dir. by Richard Friedman



Award Of Excellence


“A Sense Of Humor” Dir. by Nathan Larkin-Connolly



Award Of Excellence


“The Last King Blood” Dir. by Jonathan Vender



Award Of Excellence


“Cockpit: The Rule Of Engagement” Dir. by Jesse Griffith



Award Of Excellence


“Nowhere Road” Dir. by Benjamin Dynice




Award Of Excellence


“10 Minutes From Paradise” by Janyce Lapore