Announcing the 2017 SDAFF Award Winners
The 18th San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) announced the winners of its competition categories at the SDAFF Awards Gala held on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Top honors went to MY ENEMY, MY BROTHER for Grand Jury Award, WEXFORD PLAZA for Best Narrative Feature, and OUT OF STATE for Best Documentary Feature. The festival continues through November 18, 2017.
Awards were distributed in the following feature film categories: Grand Jury, Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, and George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker.
Awards were also given in the short film categories: Narrative, Documentary, Special Jury Mention, and Animation.
This year, the Digital Pioneer Award went to Phil Yu, of Angry Asian Man.
See below for the full list of winners.
INTERNATIONAL JURY AWARDS
GRAND JURY AWARD
Winner: Ann Shin’s MY ENEMY, MY BROTHER
For those that missed it, SDAFF presents an encore screening of MY ENEMY, MY BROTHER at the UltraStar Mission Valley at 6:25 p.m. on November 14.
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
Joyce Wong’s WEXFORD PLAZA
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Ciara Lacy’s OUT OF STATE
GEORGE C. LIN EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh’s THEY
2017 AUDIENCE AWARD
Nathan Fitch’s ISLAND SOLDIER
SHORT FILM JURY AWARDS
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
Tristan Seniuk & Voleak Sip’s FLOAT
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Elizabeth Lo & R.J. Lozada’s MOTHER’S DAY
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Janice Chun’s CRUSHED IN SPACE
SPECIAL JURY MENTION
Jeff Man’s SANTA CLAUS
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
Payal Kapadia’s AFTERNOON CLOUDS
DIGITAL PIONEER AWARD
Phil Yu of Angry Asian Man