The 2015 Catalina Film is over and we are proud to present the entire list of honorees.

Catalina Film Festival Conservation Award

Conservation Activist Award: Kristin Davis (Sex & The City, Couples Retreat, Gardeners of Eden)

 

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· Stanley Kramer Social Artist Award: F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job, Friday)

 

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· Avalon Award: Mena Suvari (American Beauty, American Pie)

 

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· Soundtrack of Our Lives Award: Diane Warren

 

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· Crest Award: Lucas Till (X-Men: Apocalypse, Bravetown)

 

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· Maverick Award: Billy Zane (Titanic, The Phantom, Twin Peaks)

 

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Career Tribute: Wes Craven featuring Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise)

 

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Filmmaker awards included:

· Best U.S. Narrative Feature Film: The Benefactor

o Narrative Feature Award of Merit: Moments of Clarity

· Wes Craven Best Horror Film Award: The Bridge Partner

o Wes Craven Horror Award of Merit

§ Hunger

§ Hush

· Best U.S. Short Film: The Haircut

o 2015 US Short Award of Merit

§ A Boy and His Dad

§ Shooting an Elephant

§ The Mediator

· Best Documentary: Angel of Nanjing

o Documentary Award of Merit (Worldwide): Right Footed

· Best Animation Film: The Present

o Animation Award of Merit: Luna & Lars

· Conservation Award of Excellence: Great White Lies

o Conservation Award of Merit: Bastion of the Giants

· The Chimaera Project Awards: Short Film The Haircut / Feature Film Jack of the Red Hearts

· Best High School Student Film: Lucky Numbers

o High School Student Award of Merit (Worldwide): Below the Surface

· Best Advanced Student Film: Day One

o Advanced Student Film Award of Merit (Worldwide): Drama

· Best International Short Film: Waiting for Dawn

o International Short Award of Merit

§ In The Clouds

§ Ravi

§ Replace

· Best Screenplay: Loveband

o 2015 Screenplay Award of Merit

§ Debbie the Viking

§ Hatestorm

· Best International Narrative Feature Film: Battalion

o International Narrative Feature Award of Merit: Cicada

The competitive fest and film market also featured the Catalina TV and New Media Summit; Mercedes Benz Music Stage; Stella Artois Beer Garden; Horseshoe Bend Vineyards Catalina Filming Wine Mixer; the Boxcast Live-Stream Lancer Auditorium; and the Blackmagic Catalina Treasure Hunt, where a mother/daughter team (April Aleman and Hayley Hamilton) won $5000 in prizes hidden throughout the island, including a Simone and Son necklace and Modern Honolulu vacation!

About Catalina Film Festival
Catalina Film Festival is an annual celebration of film on the only West Coast resort island, where blue water and coastal breezes provide the perfect backdrop for films, parties, panels and networking . . . just 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. CFF’s beneficiary is the Catalina Island Conservatory. For additional information, visit www.CatalinaFilm.org, follow @CatalinaFilm, #CatalinaFilm and Facebook.com/CatalinaFilm.