June 2019 Winners

1947 Two Soldiers
by Sravan Gajabhinkar 

Spotlight Silver Award


A Happy Divorce
by Jamal Hodge

Spotlight Bronze Award


Airplane Mode
by Evan Schmidt

Spotlight Silver Award


ALONE IN MY MIND 
by Anthony Pelé

Spotlight Silver Award


A Moment In Time
by Philip Geertsen

Spotlight Bronze Award


An Extraordinary Journey
by Ding Yi

Spotlight Silver Award


Bella Ballet
by Rob Lee

Spotlight Silver Award


Bellmouth
by Joseph Roberts
Spotlight Gold Award


Be-Longing
by Mike McKenzie

Spotlight Gold Award


Blue Bunny
by Jan Fabris

Spotlight Silver Award


Brunch Before Baptism 
by David C. Luck & Kent J. Arceneaux

Spotlight Gold Award


Cellmates
by Zane Johnson

Spotlight Silver Award


Creaker
by Vidar T. Aune

Spotlight Gold Award


Curtains (Live)
by John Pope​

Spotlight Bronze Award


Damian
by Jose Luis Anaya 

Spotlight Platinum Award


Dan's Leg
by Dan Smith

Spotlight Bronze Award


David Arn's "Not Amused"
by William Murray

Spotlight Silver Award


David Arn's "St. Paul's Chimes"
by William Murray

Spotlight Bronze Award


Dictators Don't Die
by Serkan Öztürk

Spotlight Silver Award


Drapetomania
by Ethan Feaster

Spotlight Bronze Award


Duality
by Lucas Monteiro

Spotlight Silver Award


El corredor
by Jeremiah Moore III

Spotlight Silver Award


Elixir
by Jinghan Zhang

Spotlight Gold Award


Eureka
by Samuel Saravolatz

Spotlight Silver Award


Eve
by  T.C. Barrera

Spotlight Gold Award


Everybody
by Joseph Villapaz 

Spotlight Gold Award


FEDERATION TEMPLE
by Trei Hill 

Spotlight Gold Award


Fool For Love
by Josiah Newbolt

Spotlight Silver Award


Formerly Teen Currently Twenty Something Mom
by Jason Kierce

Spotlight Bronze Award


Goldie
by Shanalyna Palmer 

Spotlight Silver Award


Hazel
by Sara Eustaquio

Spotlight Gold Award


i Am 
by Serge Alhelayel

Spotlight Silver Award


I am sorry
by Kamil Olejnik

Spotlight Platinum Award


If Dreams Came True
by Rob Kneller 

Spotlight Bronze Award


Illustrator's Block
by Daniel Pignato

Spotlight Silver Award


It's Night
by John Long

Spotlight Gold Award


Johnny Colorado
by Alejandro Espinoza & Michael Benton

Spotlight Bronze Award


Kandace Queen
by Lynette Jones

Spotlight Bronze Award


Knock Knock
by Paul Catalanotto 

Spotlight Gold Award


Labyrinth Life
by PAINT VK

Spotlight Bronze Award


Lady in the Shower
by Chris Borgo 

Spotlight Gold Award


Limbo
by Shanalyna Palmer

Spotlight Bronze Award


Lost & Found
by Benjamin Feldman​

Spotlight Silver Award


Meaningless Red
by Qianzi Gao​

Spotlight Silver Award

Meeting of the Exes
by Mitchell Walthour

Spotlight Bronze Award


#MenToo
by Bradley Bohannon

Spotlight Silver Award


Mire
by Xinpeng Chen

Spotlight Silver Award


moments in paradise
by bellopropello

Spotlight Platinum Award


Momma's Boy
by Sandra James
Spotlight Bronze Award


More than a Mountain
by Heather McKay

Spotlight Bronze Award


NO NAME part ll
by Chris Miller 

Spotlight Bronze Award

No Time, Son
by J.V.Aravind

Spotlight Silver Award


Not Myself
by Michelle D Ivy

Spotlight Silver Award


OLAV
by Stig Håkon Pedersen, Jørund Moltubakk & Andreas Ven Langø

Spotlight Gold Award


ONE MORE RIDE
by Xinying Gu

Spotlight Gold Award


ONE WAY
by Jonathan Munoz

Spotlight Gold Award


Opstanak 
by Henry Platt

Spotlight Silver Award


Passage
by Igor Coric

Spotlight Gold Award

Perlocution
by Elijah Brand

Spotlight Gold Award


Professor Henry Bowfax's Incredible Journey Through Time!
by Robert Howat

Spotlight Silver Award


Ricochet
by Tim Earnheart

Spotlight Gold Award


Rocky Jones
by Jeremy McClelland

Spotlight Silver Award

Room
by Sijing Yang

Spotlight Gold Award


Say Goodbye, Grace
by Ryan N. Olsen

Spotlight Silver Award


Secret Santa
by Lee Patrick Robinson

Spotlight Gold Award

Serial Dater
by Michael May

Spotlight Gold Award


Sketch
by Taryn Smith

Spotlight Silver Award

Spizella
by Mehmet Tığlı

Spotlight Silver Award


Split Decision
by Tom Kondilas

Spotlight Gold Award


Story of Legend
by Peter Dickson

Spotlight Silver Award


Swipe Right
by John Draekul

Spotlight Silver Award


Tell Me About Your Killer
by Nathaniel Johnson 

Spotlight Bronze Award


The Boss
by George Dargus

Spotlight Bronze Award


The Dame, The Diplomat, & The Detective
by Drew Hunt

Spotlight Bronze Award


The Farmhand
by Michelle Elise Harding & Shari Harding

Spotlight Silver Award


The Funeral Dancer
by Natalie MacMahon

Spotlight Gold Award


The Ham Sandwich
by Paul Catalanotto 

Spotlight Gold Award


The Hunted
by Giancarlo Orellana 

Spotlight Gold Award


The Journey
by Ethan Feaster

Spotlight Bronze Award


The Last Time You Were Happy
by Russell Francis

Spotlight Gold Award


The Magic Behind the Mojo
by Joe Gallo

Spotlight Gold Award


The promise I made to you
by Fabio Mangroni

Spotlight Gold Award


The Shoeshine Minister
by Forrest Tuff

Spotlight Bronze Award

(t)here
by Snigdha Kapoor

Spotlight Gold Award


Thumb
by Brey Browne & Nick Perkins

Spotlight Gold Award


toke is cheap
by Kerry van der Griend

Spotlight Gold Award


To You- Charley's House
by Chip Carriere

Spotlight Bronze Award


Tutorial > SKIP?
by Thy Vo, Sydney Seekford & Ryan Imm

Spotlight Silver Award


TXT...
by Brandon Ray Olive

Spotlight Gold Award


Voices from Zaatari
by Théo Collet

Spotlight Silver Award


Warbonnet: An Odyssey of Honor
by John Harrington

Spotlight Silver Award


White Wolves
by Sarah Koteles

Spotlight Gold Award


You're Never Alone
by Robynn Lin Fredericks

Spotlight Silver Award


Zebra Munchies: A Film about Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
by Annie Tohill

Spotlight Gold Award




The best independent  films of 2019

Platinum Awards

​celebrate truly remarkable films with the highest scores from our panel. These films screen in January during the Spotlight Film Awards best of the year event.
Gold Awards

celebrate incredible films with the second highest scores from our panel.
Silver Awards

awarded to unforgettable films with the third highest scores from our panel.
​Bronze Awards

awarded to films with high artistic achievement with the fourth highest scores from our panel.
​Find out more about awards here


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