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the Awards

and Jury members

THE VANYA EXERJIAN AWARD

Founder's Award given to a film or person/s Empowering Women & Girls

NARRATIVE FEATURES

Valerio Caruso

Bill Black

Laura Lindenfeld

Kim Jackson

Siraj Syed

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Claude Fischer Herzog

Beth Portello

Bruno Chatelin

Christina Kieky

Michelle Brothers

NARRATIVE SHORTS

Karin Lee

Jaime Andrews

Jillie Simon

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Julia Newman

Karen Kramer

Jane Wells

SCRIPTWRITING 

Tatevik Ayvazian

Jacqueline Quigley

Philip Cioffari

THE INDIEPIX VISION AWARD 

by IndiePix (*)

Erica Peek

Jury Member Photos coming soon.

A word of gratitude to our diligent jury members
for their time and dedication in choosing the winners. 

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The Madagascar Silk Bandana Scarf by
Lost Pattern (*)

(*) The Award 
The award trophies this year are special LOST PATTERN scarves graciously donated by Lost Pattern to the winning filmmakers. 

The Awards & Prizes

Awards by SR Socially Relevant Film Festival NY
The Vanya Exerjian Award
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short

Best Documentary Short

(*) The IndiePix Vision Award
Awarded to a film of exceptional merit and commercial prospect.
It consists of a distribution offer from IndiePix Films, including––
but not limited to–– an exclusive DVD release in North America
and placement on the IndiePix Unlimited Amazon Prime Video Channel.

Consultancy session with CinemaLibre Studio 

The feature film winners in the Narrative Feature and Documentary feature categories are offered an hour-long free consultation and first choice for the distribution of their film.

The WFCC Award

Presented to an outstanding woman director in the belief

that women's perspectives and voices in film need to be recognized fully.

The Scriptwriting Competition
Three winners (first place, second place, third place), certificates of inclusion on the InkTip site respectively. 


Winners will receive a 4-month InkTip Pro Membership. As an InkTip Pro Member, thousands of filmmakers can find and read the scripts, and scripwriters will be able to pitch directly to production companies every week. With over 3,000 options and 400 movies made, InkTip is the place for independent film.

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