Categories   & Awards

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Awarded to documentaries longer than 40 minutes.

    Best Documentary Feature:

    $300 + Black Rocket 
    Best Documentary Feature - Runner Up:

    $150 + Black Rocket

Documentary Shorts:

Awarded to documentaries shorter than 40 minutes.

    Best Documentary Short:

    $150 + Black Rocket 
    Best Documentary Short - Runner Up:

    $75 + Black Rocket

Student/Local Documentary (Features or Shorts):

Awarded to documentaries of any length produced by student or local filmmakers

("local filmmakers" are filmmakers residing in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.)

    Best Student/Local Documentary:

    $100 + Black Rocket 
    Best Student/Local Documentary - Runner Up:

    $50 + Black Rocket

Outside the Box Awards:

Awarded to documentaries of any category and length, including student and local.  

    Outstanding Access Award:

    Awarded to documentaries that demonstrate a level of access to subjects and locations beyond the norm.

    Outspoken Voices Award:

    Awarded to documentaries that present unusual viewpoints or opinions.

    Out of Bounds Award:

    Awarded to documentaries that challenge conventions of contemporary media.

    Out of this World Award:

    Awarded to documentaries chosen by the festival director.