2017 Marina del Rey Film Festival 

Award Winners 

Award Recipients  Receive Certificate of Distinction in Independent Film Production

GRAND PRIZE FEATURE ​

VALENTINA

GRAND PRIZE SHORT

HERO

GRAND PRIZE DOCUMENTARY ​

​BENEATH​ ​THE​ ​CROWN

AUDIENCE AWARD FEATURE

COUNTERFEITERS

AUDIENCE AWARD SHORT

THE​ ​BIG​ ​SWIM

AUDIENCE AWARD DOCUMENTARY

LUMINARIES

BEST COMEDY SHORT

GETTING​ ​ED​ ​LAID

BEST DRAMA

SHORT DOGS​ ​AND​ ​TACOS

BEST DIRECTOR FEATURE

JOSHUA​ ​SMITH / BUCKSHOT

BEST DIRECTOR SHORT

PIERRE​ ​FINN AND ALEX PIERCE

BEST ACTOR

FEATURE ​​TIM​ ​DEZARN / BUCKSHOT

BEST ACTRESS FEATURE

VICTORIA​ ​DEL​ ​ROSAL / VALENTINA

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE SHORT ​

SISTERS​ ​

PAM​ ​LEVIN,​ ​NIKKI​ ​GATZIMOS, ELSPETH​ ​CARDEN,​ ​BELLA​ ​WINN

BEST ANIMATION

GARDEN​ ​PARTY

BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY

GUY​ ​JACKSON/LOS​ ​ANGELES OVERNIGHT

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY

SELF​ ​HELP

SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD

MUNECAS

BEST SOUND

CREAK

BEST THRILLER

SHORT THE​ ​ANNIVERSARY

WORLD CINEMA SHORT NARRATIVE AWARD

UNFORGOTTEN

NARRATIVE AWARD

BEST DRAMA SHORT THE​ ​LAKE

BEST ACTION FILM SHORT

​CHASING​ ​TITLES​ ​VOL​ ​1

BEST DOCUMENTARY

SHORT HONEY​ ​BADGER

BEST EDITING SHORT

THE​ ​ANNIVERSARY

BEST ROMANCE SHORT

WINK

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

INCENDIO

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

PLEASURE​ ​DOME​ ​(February,​ ​26th,​ ​1981)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

​ ​MONTY​ ​AND​ ​THE​ ​RUNAWAY​ ​FURNACE

BEST TITLE SEQUENCE

A​ ​MIDWESTERN​ ​METHAMPHETAMINE FAIRY TALE

AUDIENCE AWARD SHORT DRAMA

SECRET

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY SHORT

THE​ ​LAST​ ​HURRAH

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN SHORT

​ ​MATCH

BEST MUSIC SHORT

KATIE​ ​AND​ ​BEN

BEST SCORE SHORT

HERO

YOUNG FILMMAKERS AWARD

THE​ ​FIXER

BEST SHORT MYSTERY

​​ROPE​ ​TRICK

BEST SCI-FI SHORT

FLEUR

BEST HORROR SHORT

VEXED

BEST SCI-FI FEATURE

OCCUPANTS

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