2017 Award Winners

The 13th Annual Dam Short Film Festival crowned ten award winners and featured the festival’s first presentation of the Leslie Paige Award for Excellence in Short Filmmaking. See which films took home the prizes below!

BEST ANIMATION

Bingo!

Directed by Patrick Schoenmaker

BEST COMEDY

Mime Games

Directed by David Larsen & Anthony Berk

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Billsville

Directed by Maisie Jacobson

BEST DRAMA

Minh Tâm

Directed by Vincent Maury

BEST NEVADA FILMMAKER

Barriers

Directed by John Bartley

BEST STUDENT

Angeltown

Directed by Nancy Liu

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR

Brentwood Strangler

Directed by John Fitzpatrick

AUDIENCE FAVORITE / BEST OF THE FEST

The Soul of a Tree

Directed by Mari Walker

FINAL DRAFT BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD

Like Totally Hot Couple Seeking Same

Directed by Marcel Simoneau and Kirsten Russell

LESLIE PAIGE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SHORT FILMMAKING

Dear George

Directed by Emily Skyle-Golden

2017 Sponsors

BLACK FIRE OPAL

Chris Christensen & Dolores Zacconi
Sabina & Allen Duke

MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD

Robert & Toni Fahnestock
Dale Napier – Mastersoft Media

SAGEBRUSH

Sue & Paul Phillips
Linda & Lynn Lanier
Tom O’Farrell & Carol Jefferies
Anne Wallgren & Howard Analla
Periwinkle Cottage
Maria SotoHenry
Dr. Anita Lanier, OMD
Boulder City Florist
Barb & Eric Lanier
Paula Petruso
Jim Sheldon
Ruth and Gary Lanier

DUST DEVIL

Eric & Linda Estes
Phyllis & Fred Bachhuber
Nicola Collins
Harold & Katherine Begley
Zaga’s Salon
Healing Hands Esthetics
Kathy Pontius