2017 Best Film Award
The Invisible Abductor by DyShauna Rutherford
Cast: Dori Rutherford, Delante Rutherford. Written, produced and directed by DyShauna Rutherford.
Enigma by Dominic Krupp
A woman comes home to discover that her house has been broken into, but the threat may be something far more sinister than she could ever have anticipated.
Written and directed by Dominic Krupp. Starring Maria Krupp.
The 1%: Crisis in the Great Lakes by Griffin Olis
The 1% explores the dangerous future (and present) of our nation's most precious natural resource: the Great Lakes.
Directed by Griffin Olis. Written by Mustafa Rasheed, Zehn Wani, Michael Frazier. Produced by Mustafa Rasheed, Zehn Wani, Michael Frazier, Griffin Olis,
Best Experimental Film
We Are Torn by Logan R Workman
Written and directed by Logan R. Workman. Starring Nathaniel Chiu.
Best Music Video
Monster's Ball by Claire Davis & Eleri Watkins
An original music video from the all-girl, Detroit-based band, Blood and Wine.
Directed and produced by Claire Davis and Eleri Watkins. Written by Claire Davis. Starring Alana Richardson.
Best Short Film
SafeNet Appliances by Erick Hatter & Seamus Hyman
A comedic mock infomercial.
Written, produced and directed by Erick Hatter & Seamus Hyman. Starring Erick Hatter, Seamus Hyman and Alex Smith.
Best Cinematic Merit
MiGRAiNE by Reid Riley
A man is suffering from a form of schizophrenia and has hallucinations of a stalker who seems to get closer to him with every encounter.
Directed by Reid Riley. Written by Reid Riley and Dominic Krupp. Director of photography: Dominic Krupp. Starring Reid Riley and Dominic Krupp.
Best Technical Merit
Send Her Love by Dorian Murphy & Emilee Emy
Produced and directed by Dorian Murphy. Assistant Director: Emilee Erny. Written by Dorian Murphy and Brandon Viele. Starring Grace Schafer and Aaron Applebey.
Young Filmmakers Award New Category!
Breathe by Makenzie Hanfland
Written, produced and directed by Makenzie Hanfland. Starring Makenzie Hanfland.