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Salem Film Fest 2018

Awards

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Every film shown at Salem Film Fest is an extraordinary viewing experience. The festival honors eight filmmakers with awards which represent the appreciation of our audience and jury, and recognition of achievement in different disciplines in filmmaking.  All award winners are presented original trophies created by local artists Mik Augustine, Jack Walsh, Arlene Browne, Tommy Gagnon and Richard Flynn.

2018 Salem Film Fest Awards:

AUDIENCE AWARD

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

EDITING AWARD

MICHAEL SULLIVAN FRONTLINE AWARD FOR JOURNALISM IN A DOCUMENTARY FILM

AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER MAGAZINE AWARD FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY

CARTEL AWARD FOR BEST SHORT

MASS REALITY CHECK BEST SHORT AWARD

THE DOC-A-CHUSETTS PITCH AWARD

We are grateful to the distinguished members of our 2018 Jury.

Alice Apley, Executive Director, Documentary Educational Resources
Steve Audette, Senior Editor, FRONTLINE
Judy Barlow, Vice President of Business Development, American Public Television
Kevin Belli, Cinematographer/Editor; THE LIST (SFF 2012)
Ethan Berry, Professor and Department Chair, Montserrat College of Art; Filmmaker
Rick Beyer, Filmmaker; THE GHOST ARMY (SFF 2013 Audience Award)
Mariana Blanco, Editor; I AM SUN MU (SFF 2016 Editing Award)
Dinah Cardin, Special Projects Writer and editor of PEM’s blog, Connected
Genevieve Carmel, Program Assistant, The LEF Foundation; Filmmaker
FRONTLINE Editorial Staff
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
Jeremy Levine, Filmmaker; GOOD  FORTUNE (SFF 2010), FOR AHKEEM (SFF 2017 special screening)
Michele Meek, Publisher/Founder, NewEnglandFilm.com; Board Member, The Independent; Filmmaker
Non-Fiction Cartel members
Rinus Oosthoek, Executive Director, Salem Chamber of Commerce; Co-founder, Salem Film Fest
Stephen Pizzello, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, American Cinematographer Magazine
Suzanne Rostock, Editor; SING YOUR SONG, INCIDENT AT OGALA
Clemence Taillandier, Head of Theatrical Sales, Distrib Films US; Head of Theatrical Sales, Film Movement
Erin Trahan, Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Editor, The Independent; Contributor, The ARTery presented by WBUR; Filmmaker
Daan Veldhuizen, Filmmaker; STORIES FROM LAKKA BEACH (SFF 2012 – American Cinematographer Magazine Award for Cinematography), BANANA PANCAKES AND THE CHILDREN OF STICKY RICE (SFF 2016)