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Salem Film Fest



SFF 2014

Salem Film Fest Audience Award
MAGICAL UNIVERSE Jeremy Workman, Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor

Salem Film Fest Jury Award 
CHIMERAS – Mika Matilla, Director/Cinematographer; Markku Niska, Producer;  Mikko Sippola, Editor

American Cinematographer Magazine Award for Cinematography
METAMORPHOSEN – Sebastian Mez, Cinematographer/Director/Producer

Salem Film Fest Editing Award
HERE WAS CUBA – Emer Reynolds, Editor/Director

The Michael Sullivan FRONTLINE Award for Journalism in a Documentary Film
THE EXHIBITION – Damon Vignale, Director/Producer/Editor;  Miho Yamamoto, Producer;  Daryl Bennett, Editor/Composer

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) EDA Award for Best Female Director
A FRAGILE TRUST – Samantha Grant, Director/Producer

Mass Reality Check Best Short Award
DRY STONE – Graham Deneen, Director


We are grateful to the distinguished members of our Jury who helped decide the above awards.

Alice Apley, Executive Director, Documentary Educational Resources; Filmmaker
Judy Barlow, Vice President of Business Development, American Public Television
Monika Bartyzel, Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Creator of Girls on Film; Contributor to The Week; Freelance Writer
Ethan Berry, Professor and Department Chair, Montserrat College of Art; Filmmaker
Carla Borras, Series Coordinating Producer, FRONTLINE
David Fanning, Executive Producer, FRONTLINE
Cynthia Fuchs, Alliance of Women Film Journalists;
Sharon Grimberg, Senior Producer, American Experience
Barbara Pero Kampas, Head of Library Collections, Peabody Essex Museum
Peter Keough, Freelance Film Critic for The Boston Globe and other publications; Former Film Editor, The Boston Phoenix
Lyda Kuth, Executive Director, The LEF Foundation; Filmmaker
Jennifer Merin, Alliance of Women Film Journalists;; Womens eNews
Rinus Oosthoek, Executive Director, Salem Chamber of Commerce; Co-Founder, Salem Film Fest
Stephen Pizzello, Editor-in-Chief, American Cinematographer Magazine
Sheila Roberts, Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Entertainment Journalist and Film Critic
Diana Saenger, Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Entertainment Editor of The East County Gazette
Shannon Sonenstein, Producer, Downtown Community Television Center (NYC); Filmmaker
Erin Trahan, Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Editor, The Independent; Instructor, Salem Film Fest partner class Discovering Documentary, Montserrat College of Art
Paul Van Ness, Owner of CinemaSalem; Filmmaker; Co-Founder, Salem Film Fest
Sara Vizcarrondo, Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Film Critic, Slant Magazine
Louis Wiley, Jr., Former Executive Editor, FRONTLINE

Jury, Audience, Cinematography, Editing and Mass Reality Check Award winners were presented original trophies created by local artists Sara Ashodian, Mik Augustine, and Jack Walsh.