2018 Award Winners

 
 

The El Paso Film Festival Jury Members all chose their favorite films and presented their distinguished awards during the film festival. Through the philanthropic resources of the Paso Del Norte Foundation and its sponsors, the El Paso Film Festival awarded $5,000 in cash prizes between all the winning short and feature films.  Here are all the winners at the 2018 El Paso Film Festival

 
 
 
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Grand Jury Prize

Home + Away

Directed by Matt Ogens

The 2018 Grand Jury Prize was presented to Home + Away. When deciding on the Grand Jury Award, The EPFF Jury awards the short or feature film with the most captivating story, values, and community impact. This award highlights the filmmaker and their film as the most praiseworthy of all the films submitted to the festival.

Sponsored by El Paso Cosmetic Surgery

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Best Feature Film (Documentary)

Home + Away

Directed by Matt Ogens

The Best Feature Film (Documentary) award was presented to Home + Away. This category award is presented to the best documentary feature film that screened at the 2018 El Paso Film Festival.

Sponsored by The Herrera Group

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Best Feature Film (Narrative)

TEJANO

Directed by David Blue Garcia

The 2018 Best Feature Film (Narrative) award was presented to TEJANO. This category award is presented to the best narrative feature film that screened at the 2018 El Paso Film Festival.

Sponsored by The Herrera Group

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Director Award

YOU CAN’T SAY NO

Directed Paul Kramer

The 2018 Director Award was presented to YOU CAN’T SAY NO. The Director Award honors the filmmaker who has exemplified exceptional talent, storytelling, and perseverance in bringing their film to light. Being a filmmaker requires having a vision that challenges the imagination of the audience and also requires a lot of endurance when telling a story.

Sponsored by Rio Bravo Film Fund

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Producer Award

TIME TRAP

Directed by Mark Dennis & Ben Foster

The 2018 Producer Awards was presented to TIME TRAP. The Producer Award is given by Carlos Corral, Artistic Director of the El Paso Film Festival and Producer at MindWarp Films. The Producer is tasked with making sure the film production has all of the necessary resources, cast, and crew in order to achieve the Director's vision.

Sponsored by MindWarp Films

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Best Short Film (Documentary)

PARADE OF DREAMS

Directed by Chris Hanna

The 2018 award for Best Short Film (Documentary) was presented to Parade of Dreams. This category award is presented to the best documentary short film that screened at the 2018 El Paso Film Festival.

Sponsored by The Herrera Group

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Best Short Film (Narrative)

LA ELIMINADORA

Directed by PJ Gaynard

The 2018 award for Best Short Film (Narrative) was presented to La Eliminadora. This category award is presented to the best narrative short film that screened at the 2018 El Paso Film Festival.

Sponsored by Mindful Creative

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El Paso Filmmaker Award

FOOBER

Directed by Mike Matthews & Chad Beaty

The 2018 El Paso Filmmaker Award was presented to the short film FOOBER. The El Paso Filmmakers Organization presents this award to an El Paso Filmmaker who has illustrated exceptional capability, expertise, and hard work in telling their own personal story.

Sponsored by SoundQuest El Paso

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Foundation Award

PARA ELLOS

Directed by Christian Contreras & Victoria De La Torre

The 2018 Foundation Award was presented to the short film PARA ELLOS. The Paso Del Norte Foundation will present this award to a Filmmaker who has exemplified remarkable talent and hard work in telling their own unique story that connects on a personal level with the audience.

Sponsored by Paso Del Norte Foundation

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Audience Award

NACIO DE NUEVO

Evan Kaufmann

The 2018 Audience Award was presented to the short film NACIDO DE NUEVO. The El Paso Film Festival recognizes the power of the audience. We ask our audience members to cast their vote for their favorite film. All votes are anonymous, and only the attending audiences are eligible to vote for the best film of their choice.

Sponsored by Mattress Firm El Paso

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