BIFF 2017 Awards & Highlights


Best of Festival Award – Lamb. Director: Yared Zeleke

Best Narrative Feature – Keep In Touch. Filmmakers: Sam Kretchmar

Best Documentary Film – Landfill Harmonic. Director: Brad Allgood

McNeel Impact Award – A Plastic Ocean. Director: Craig Leeson

Best Foreign Language Film – A Monster With A Thousand Heads. Director: Rodrigo Plá

Best Science Fiction Film – Diverge. Director: James Morrison, David Mandel, Noah Lang

Best Short Film – H2O. Director: Clish Gittens

Best Short on the Beach – Ain’t No Fish. Directors: Miki Cash; Tom Gasek

BIFF Founders Award –  Stephen Lang, An Icon in the Performing Arts

Digicel Award for Artistic Excellence – Machel Montano

Carmichael Award for Exceptional Storytelling – Pop Up. Director: Stuart McBratney

BIFF Lifetime Achievement Award  – Steadson Wilshire A.K.A Red Plastic Bag