NIFF: Closing Night Award Ceremony

Naperville Showtimes
Saturday 09/30/17
No Passes
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Who will take home the coveted NIFTY, a beautiful gold-plated 6 pound, 14 inch tall brother to the Oscar (the folks who built our trophy made the Oscars for the Academy!). One of these babies are awarded to the winner in each of our award categories:


You'll want to see the nominees that might take home the NIFTY, so click/tap the calendar next to the nominee's name/title to go to the day we're screening that film and read all about it.

Best Student-Produced Film
  Forest of Echoes
  In Our Country
  Saba, The Unspoiled Queen
  The Transfer

Best Animation
  The Killer Buzz
  One Per Person
  The Past Inside The Present
  Wishing Box

Best Short
  Albedo Absolute
  Hey Blue Eyes
  In A Dream

Best Documentary
  Dribbling Dreams
  Hard to Believe
  Operation: The Power of Play
  Saba, The Unspoiled Queen
  Searching For Lady Day

Best Feature
  Black Cat
  Fairytales For Emma
  The Happys
  The Last Compartment
  Quaker Oaths

Best Screenplay
  Blood Trigger by Ron Podell
  I May Regret by Graham Streeter
  The Month of April by Graham Streeter
  Normal Folk by Graham Streeter
  Recalled to Life by Dan Burns

Best Actor
  Alex Dobrenko, Quaker Oaths
  Grant Garry, Black Cat
  Topher Hansson, On The 7th Date
  Leon Russom, The Midnighters
  Ondrej Vetchy, Fairytales For Emma

Best Actress
  Caitlin Carmichael, Monsters
  Anna Fischer, The Last Compartment
  Anna Geislerova, Fairytales For Emma
  Fede Rangel, Quaker Oaths
  Anna Rizzo, On The 7th Date

Best Director
  Steve Desmond, Monsters
  Julian Fort, The Midnighters
  Daniel John Harris, Hey Blue Eyes
  Rudolf Havlík, Fairytales For Emma
  Edina Kishonthy, In A Dream

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