DIFF 2015: Full List of Winners

DIFF: Thunder Broke the Heavens

2015 was another fantastic year for DIFF, with lots of variety of films to behold. I want to personally thank DIFF for having us back another year. We always have a fantastic time getting to know the crew who puts together the festival, as well as the upcoming talent showcasing their projects.


Below is a list of all the winners announced at the Dallas International Film Festival! Congrats to all the winners!

Narrative Feature Competition Grand Jury Award – Radiator, directed by Tom Browne

Narrative Feature Competition Special Jury Prize, Ensemble Acting – Echoes of War, directed by Kane Senes

Narrative Feature Competition Special Jury Prize, Cinematography – Some Beasts, directed by Cameron Nelson

Documentary Feature Competition Grand Jury Award – Barge, directed by Ben Powell

Short Film Competition Grand Jury Award – “The Chicken,” directed by Una Gunjak

Short Film Competition Special Jury Prizes – “The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul,” directed by Kitty Green; and “One Hitta Quitta,” directed by Ya’Ke Smith

Student Short Film Competition Grand Jury Award – “Cast in India,” directed by Natasha Raheja

Animated Short Film Competition Award – “World of Tomorrow,” directed by Don Hertzfeldt

Texas Film Competition Grand Jury Award – Sacrifice, directed by Michael Cohn

Texas Film Competition Special Jury Prize – The Love Inside, directed by Andy Irvine and Mark Smoot

Silver Heart Award – Frame by Frame, directed by Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli

Narrative Feature Audience Award – Thunder Broke the Heavens, directed by Tim Skousen

Documentary Feature Audience Award – Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World, directed by Dana Nachman

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Short Film Audience Award – “Melville,” directed by James Johnston

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John "D-Rock" Dotson
is a film critic and film-maker from Dallas, Texas. He attended Midwestern State University where he received a Bachelor's in Business Administration in the field of Marketing. He's a huge lover of all things cinema... except The Last Airbender. Follow him on Twitter @DRockDot
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