Best of NFMLA

A spectacular awards program recognizing the best talent in independent cinema from around the globe.

The Best of NFMLA Awards will honor 125 nominees across 16 Award categories including narrative, documentary, animation, new media, direction, screenplay, performance, sound design, score, cinematography and editing. The nominees are comprised of the content that screened as part of the NFMLA Monthly Film Festival 2020 season which ran from January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020.

Winners

Best Feature

She's the Eldest

Directed by Cate Jones and Produced by Kelley Gann
Best Documentary Feature

The Man of The Monkey

Directed by David Romberg and Produced by Robert Girvin
Best Short Film, Comedy

Misdirection

Directed by Carly Usdin and Produced by Joe Toronto
Best Short Film, Drama

Alina

Directed by Rami Kodeih and Produced by Nora Mariana
Best Short Film, Documentary

Manzanal

Directed and Produced by Jon Ayon
Best Short Foreign Film, Comedy

Touch

Directed by Nir Berger and Produced by Leah Tonic
Best Short Foreign Film, Drama

The Present

Directed by Farah Nabulsi and Produced by Ossama Bawardi
Best Short Film, Animated

The Rotation

Directed and Produced by Hazhir As'adi
Best Screenplay

Tribes

Written by Andy Marlatt
Best New Media

The 410 (Episode 1)

Directed by Renuka Jeyapalan and Produced by Matt Power
Best Performance, Comedy

Vico Ortiz

Misdirection
Best Performance, Drama

Maya Harman

Chubby
Best Cinematography

Philip Alexander Narvaez

Acuitzeramo
Best Film Editing

Alyssa Toledo

Lift Off
Best Sound Design

Gary Kwan

Handscape
Best Score

Patricio Hidalgo, Tacho Utrera, Wendy Cao Romero, Fernando Guadarrama, Ramón Gutiérrez and Arturo O’Farrill

Fandango at the Wall
Best New Filmmaker of the Year

Alberto Belli

Feature
Documentary Feature
Documentary Short
New Media & Experimental
Animation
International Comedy
International Drama
Drama Short
Comedy Short
Screenplay
Performance Drama
Performance Comedy
Cinematography
Film Editing
Sound Design
Score
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