First Annual #FestivalCollective Award Winners Announced!

In January we announced nominees for the first annual Film Festival Collective Awards! Now that the 40th annual Atlanta Film Festival has come to a close, we're bursting with news of the results! Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all nominees!

While these selections are no longer streaming, there are nineteen new shorts from five festivals to enjoy! Learn more here.

Best Narrative Short | I'm A Mitzvah

Directed by Ben Berman
Presented by Nashville Film Festival

A short film about a young American man who spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico. 

Best Animated Short | Caminandes: Gran Dillama

Directed by Pablo Vazquez
Presented by Nashville Film Festival

A young llama named Koro discovers that the grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence). 

Best Documentary Short | Grand Fugue on the Art of Gumbo

Directed by Isabel Machado & Gideon C. Kennedy
Presented by Atlanta Film Festival

Eugene Walter discusses the beautiful simplicity of the Gulf Coast and its signature cuisine: gumbo. 

Festival's Choice Award | Jack's Not Sick Anymore


Directed by Chloe Domont
Presented by Indie Memphis Film Festival

A daughter struggles to keep her parents together, despite her ailing father, all while moving out of her childhood home.