Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival

2017 Winners



Best Film Audience Award

“The Forerunner” Dir. Tatiana Samano


Best Actor Audience Award

Felipe Samano III “The Forerunner”


Best Actress Audience Award

Shawn Lockie “True Colors”




Best Narrative Short

“ Occam’s Razor ” Dir. Makan Talayeh


Best Narrative Feature

“ The Phoenix Incident ” Dir. Keith Arem


Best Documentary Short

“ The Beauty Of Peace ” Dir. Yiwen Liu


Best Documentary Feature

“ Part Of Me Now: Living With Breast Cancer” Dir. Emily Gerhardson


Best Student Film

“ True Colors ” Dir. Bethann Morgan


Best Animation

“ Revelation - The City Of Haze ” Dir. Mao Qichao


Best Experimental

“ Oh Gallow Lay ” Dir. Julian Wayser


Best Music Video

“ Flame On ” Dir. Benjamin Pollack


Best Foreign Film

“ Two Women ” Dir. Marcelo Brennand


Best Script

“ Even A Just Man ”  by Mark Christopher Boyd


Best Director

“ The Phoenix Incident ” Dir. Keith Arem


Best Actor

John Robert Twohy “Tracking” 



Best Actress

Gilda Nomacce “Two Women”






Honorable Mentions

“ Crescent ” by Ryan Strauss

“ The Joyrider ” by Kirk Davis