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The Love Wins Film Festival Archived Award Winners

2022 Award Winners!

Lightning in a Bottle - A Festival Story
Director John Handem Piette 
in Best Feature Documentary 

Stay With Me
Director Marty Lang 
in Narrative Feature 

Concrete Rose
Director Khalid Sena 
in Best Student Film 

Sign the Show
Director Cat Brewer 
in Best Feature Documentary 

O’Kelley Legends: 2e Behind the Scenes
Director Harri James 
in Best Feature Documentary 

Coming Out
Director Tori McJunkin 
in Best LGBTQIA+ Film 

Writer Joshua Marc Allen 
in Best Screenplay/Script 

The Art of Grieving
Director Preston Zeller 
in Best Feature Documentary 

Seguimos Aquí (We're Still Here): Pride, Pandemic, and Perseverance
Directors Emmanuel Garcia, David A Moran 
in Best Short Documentary 

Couple of Guys - Episode 1 - The Meet Up
Director Debra Markowitz 
in Best LGBTQIA+ Film 

The Broken Heart Syndrome
Director Romina Ortega Perez Villarreal 
in Best Short Film 

Director Ryan Christopher Lesica 
in Best Short Film, Best LGBTQIA+ Film 

Yo Andrea
Director Brian Russell 
in Best Short Film 

ZIP Code Matters
Director Sena Mourad Friedman 
in Best Short Documentary 

Director Béla Baptiste 
in Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Thriller 

Director Yudelka Heyer 
in Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay/Script, Best Film Score, Best Cinematography 

In a Whole New Way
Director Jonathan Fisher 
in Best Short Documentary 

Warrior Women
Directors Elizabeth A. Castle , Christina D. King 
in Indigenous/Native Peoples 

Chinese Cancan - Lulu, a Chinese Woman
Director Coralie Van Rietschoten 
in Best Feature Documentary 

Oxtail Soup
Director Peter No 
in Best Short Film 

In Pieces Production
Submitter Liza Heinrichs 
in Best Poster/Photo 

a love letter to Brian, Lesley, and Michelle
Director Hettie Barnhill 
in Narrative Feature , Best Message Driven Film 

Fig Jam (Film)
Director Frank J. Avella 
in Best Short Film 

Kiss the Ground
Directors Josh Tickell, Rebecca Tickell 
in Best Feature Documentary 

Pieces of Us

2021 Award Winners!

Award Winners:
   The Good Balloon Film and Best Original Song/Music Video
Nona’s Peppers (Best Poster/Photo)

The Bride Price (Best Feature Documentary)

Stopped (Best Short Film)

Fugetsu-Do (Best Short Documentary

  Hunny-Bunny (Best Short Documentary)
“175” (Best Screenplay/Script)

Summer in Hindsight (Best Message Driven Film)

2 Down (Official Music Video) (Best Original Song/Music Video)
Special Someone (Best Original Song/Music Video)
  “Brave” by Jon Altham, Pia Toscano, and Matthew Postlethwaite (From “The Great Artist.”) (Best Original Song/Music Video)
The Great Artist (An Original Motion Picture Score)
Parental Guidance Suggested (Best Short Documentary)
We Had To Say Goodbye (Best Original Song/Music Video)

A Son’s Gift (Best Screenplay/Script)    
Theme Song of the Female Founder – Woman’s Enlightenment
The McHenry Trial – Don’t Judge a Kid by Their Hoodie (Best Short Film)

The Gesture and The Word (Best Short Film)
January 14th (Best Short Film)
The Divisible (Best Short Film)

Yarne (Best Short Film)

WHAT IS LOVE? (Best Short Documentary)

What If… (Best Message Driven Film)    
Lizzy’s Plan (Best Short Film)
ANNA – Cannes Official Selection, BIFA winner for Best British Short, BAFTA shortlisted (Best Short Film)

I Love Ana (Best Student Film)

HONEY BEE (Narrative Feature)
Turn it Around (Best LGBTQ Film)

Shame or honour (Best Screenplay/Script)
Black Roses (Best Screenplay/Script)
Valse Naïve (Best Original Song/Music Video)

Okinawa Sunset (Best Original Song/Music Video)
Moon Chasing the Wind (Best Screenplay/Script)
The Sweet Temptation (Best Original Song/Music Video)
Templin Highway (Best Screenplay/Script)
Sab Rab De Bande (We’re all God’s Creation) (Best Short Documentary)
Sweet Sunshine (Best Original Song/Music Video)
Key of T (Best Short Documentary) (Best LGBTQ Film)
Love Can’t Be Locked Down (Best Short Film)
Bones of Ribbon (Best Screenplay/Script)

A Dress for Rachel (Best Short Film)

DE – Documenting Depression (Best Feature Documentary)

The Good Life (Best Short Documentary)

I bow to thee O Mother (Best Original Song/Music Video)

   Lioness (Best Original Song/Music Video)
   “WAKE UP” (Best Original Song/Music Video)
Selling Out (Best Original Song/Music Video)

No Place Like Home (Best Original Song/Music Video)
Complete Surrender (Best Short Documentary)
   Kaali Maati (Best Message Driven Film)
   #richieneedsawife (Best Web Series)

Shojon – Theorem (Best Original Song/Music Video)
   Love (Best Original Song/Music Video)
   Romance in Outer Space (Best Original Song/Music Video)

   Dancing in the Rain (Best Original Song/Music Video)
   The Line (Best Original Song/Music Video)
   Execution Day (Best Screenplay/Script)

   Straight Into The Ocean (Best Original Song/Music Video)

   The Skys – Communication (Best Original Song/Music Video)

   Long Way From Home (Best Original Song/Music Video)
   Allured III (Best Screenplay/Script)
   AND-1139 (Best Student Film, BEST LGBTQ Film, Best Director)
   Soft Boy (Best Student Film)
   Alaska Long Hunters (Best Feature Documentary, Best Message Driven Film, Best Cinematography)
   The Young Man and Death (Best Short Film)
The Best Gift (Best Short Film)
The 44 Scarves of Liza Minnelli (Best Short Documentary)

Quarter Finalist
   Her Seventh Death (Best Screenplay/Script)

   Whirling Desert – Iasi Ensemble (Best Original Song/Music Video)
   This Is The Last Time (Best Screenplay Script)
  Humanity Again (Best Original Song/Music Video)

  Miss America By Day (Best Feature Documentary)
Lifesaver: The SLO Noor Foundation Story (Best Feature Documentary, Best Message-Driven Film)
It’s Complicated (Best Screenplay/Script)

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