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2015 Salem Film Fest

Awards

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Every film shown at Salem Film Fest is an extraordinary viewing experience. The festival honors seven films with awards which represent the appreciation of our audiences and Jury, and recognition of achievement in different disciplines in filmmaking.

SFF 2015 AWARDS

Salem Film Fest Audience Award
LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, Directed Tom Miller

Salem Film Fest Special Jury Award
TOMORROW WE DISAPPEAR, Directed by Adam Weber and Jimmy Goldblum

American Cinematographer Magazine Award for Cinematography
SHOULDER THE LION, Directed by Patryk and Erinnisse Rebisz, Cinematography by Patryk Rebisz

Salem Film Fest Editing Award
BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS, Directed by Cheryl Furjanic, Edited by Karen Sim

The Michael Sullivan FRONTLINE Award for Journalism in a Documentary Film
DAVIDS & GOLIATH, Directed by Leon Lee

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Award for Best Female Director
STRAY DOG, Directed by Debra Granik

Mass Reality Check Best Short Award
CURLEY: A HISTORIOPHOTY BY BILLY PALUMBO, Directed by Billy Palumbo

 

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

Alice Apley, Executive Director, Documentary Educational Resources; Filmmaker
Steve Audette, Senior Editor, FRONTLINE
Judy Barlow, Vice President of Business Development, American Public Television
Nikki Baughan,  Alliance of Women Film Journalists – London, UK; Creator of Roll Credits; Contributor to The List; Writer AWFJ Movie of The Week: Freelance Writer
Kevin Belli, Cinematographer/Editor; THE LIST, BEYOND BELIEF
Ethan Berry, Professor and Department Chair, Montserrat College of Art; Filmmaker
Carla Borras, Series Coordinating Producer, FRONTLINE
David Fanning, Executive Producer, FRONTLINE
Sharon Grimberg, Former Senior Producer, American Experience; Filmmaker
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
Jannie Langbroek, Television and Film consultant;  IDFA, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Movies that Matter
Rick Macomber, Emmy Award winning Director of Photography; Ten-time first place winner for the Boston Press Photographers’ Association
Cate Marquis, Alliance of Women Film Journalists – St. Louis; Film critic at St. Louis Jewish Light; The Current
Jennifer Merin, EDA Award Jury Chair, Alliance of Women Film Journalists – NYC; Film critic at Women’s eNews; Cinema Citizen blog
Stephen Pizzello, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, American Cinematographer Magazine
Lisa Rosman, Alliance of Women Film Journalists – NYC; Reviewer at Talking Pictures and Word and Film; Signs and Sirens blog
Suzanne Rostock, Editor; SING YOUR SONG, INCIDENT AT OGALA
Erin Trahan, Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Editor, The Independent; Instructor, Salem Film Fest partner class Discovering Documentary, Montserrat College of Art
Louis Wiley, Jr., Former Executive Editor, FRONTLINE
Dorothy Woodend, Alliance of Women Film Journalists – Vancouver, Canada; Film critic at The Tyee; Programming Director for DOXA Documentary Film Festival

All award winners are presented original trophies created by local artists Mik Augustine, Jack Walsh, Dan and Arlene Browne and Richard Flynn.