2016 Winners

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Best Feature 
Family Possessions

Director: Tommy Faircloth
A young girl, Rachael Dunn, inherits the mansion of her estranged grandmother Albertha Dunn. Rachael and her family move into the house to start a new life but once there, strange and unexplained occurrences begin to happen. Rachael uncovers a secret that had been hidden from her and she soon realizes that some family secrets should remain…buried.

 

Palmetto Prize for Best Carolina Film
Unbecoming 

Director: Chris White
A retired U.S. senator with a dark secret, an in-school suspension teacher and his captive audience of one, two lost souls’ unlikely meeting at a roadside diner, the stomach-churning memory of True Love lost, a father’s last will and testament passed on via workshop mix tape.

Best Short
In a Room at the Edge of Infinity

Director: Geoffrey Gunn
A therapist tries to help a young man suffering from a strange form of insomnia.

Best Documentary
Travel Light

Director: Lindsay Thompson
A small team of young American filmmakers backpack 500 miles across Spain’s Camino de Santiago, attempting to capture not only their own experience, but also the intimate stories of the pilgrims who journey from all over the world to seek truth on the Camino.

 

Best Comedy
The Password

Director: Micah Taylor
All he wants to do is cross the bridge to go to the bank. And he can…once he remembers his password. All he wants to do is cross the bridge to go to the bank. And he can…once he remembers his password.

 

Best Animation
Flap

Director: Jennifer Thompson/Christian Stith
A butterfly spreads its wings for the first time just before it hits reality. A butterfly spreads its wings for the first time just before it hits reality.

 

Audience Choice
Different Times, Man

Director: Gunner Willis
Thomas stumbles upon an opportunity of securing great riches for his future, from the future.

 

Best Student
The Boyd Estate

Director: Christopher Matthews
In an attempt to get rich, a man hires a young boy to switch his dying brother’s will.