Nominations & Awards Spring 17

Here are the films nominated by Gabriela, Mark, and Jay for the final screening. These are not the best films but the films that we believe had unique elements or reflects certain qualities worthy of being showcased. All the teams have put in considerable effort into the completion of their final films. Some have succeeded in achieving their visions, some have failed. Regardless, the teams should all be proud of the work they’ve done.

We are happy to say that the quality of the films presented this semester have greatly exceeded our expectations. Please visit the Spring 2017 Film Catalog to see all the talent, the blood, the sweat, and the tears the Spring 17 class has to offer.


The Technical Awards categories celebrate technical achievements and are nominated and judged by the instruction staff and expert panel. These awards are set to be aligned with the prescribed learning outcomes of the course.

Best Overall Film

Winners of Best Overall Film, shared between two teams, Perspective & Truncate!

Best Cinematography

Winner of Best Cinematography is Perspective.

Best Art Direction

Winner of Best Art Direction is Seven Days.

Best Editing

Winner of Best Editing is Truncate

Best Visual & Special Effects (Incl. Makeup)

Winner of Best Editing is I Remember A Lot Of Octobers.

Best Sound Design

Winner of Best Sound Design is Crescendo.

Best Script

Winner of Best Script is Best Friend.


Unlike the Technical Awards, the Audience Choice awards are awarded to talent that are beyond the scope of the class. Those include awards for acting, Best Female and Male in a Leading Role, and genre awards. These awards are nominated by the teaching staff and are voted on by the class at the final screening.

Best Male in a Leading Role

Winner of Best Male in a Leading Role is Best Friend.

Best Female in a Leading Role

Winner of Best Female in a Leading Role is Best Friend

Best Drama

Winner of Best Drama is Best Friend.

Best Comedy

Winner of Best Comedy is Maxtreme

Best Thriller

Winner of Best Thriller is The Death of Marat

Best Action

Winner of Best Action is Maxtreme