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This year we have reimagined the SFTV Awards to be fully online! Alumni and industry professionals have completed the first round of review, and finalists for four of the categories will be open for voting from September 7th through 13th. The winners will be announced during a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, September 24 at 5pm PDT.

Voting 

  • SFTV students and alumni are eligible to vote from Monday, September 7th through 13th
  • Community voting applies to the following categories only
    • Cub Award
    • Silver Lion Award
    • Golden Lion Award
    • Best Graduate Picture 

Awards Ceremony

  • Winners will be announced during the 2020 SFTV Awards virtual ceremony on Thursday, September 24 at 5pm PDT 

 

2020 SFTV Award Nominees

Screenwriting Awards

Best Undergraduate Pilot

  • Mallom Liggon - 2003
  • Ariana Skeeland - Friends of the Family

Best Graduate Pilot

  • Cassandra Adele Burge - Wisdom to Know the Difference
  • Jillian Ibarra - L.A.
  • Erica Sinclair - A Safe Space

Best Undergraduate Feature

  • Charles Cleveland - Lilith
  • Blake Jackson - Outpost 137
  • Jenna Lafferty - The Final Rose

Best Graduate Feature

  • Vincent Ferris - Winter Crossing
  • Savannah Solorio - The Way We Are
  • Stanley Swindling - Nights on Fire

Crew & Genre Awards

Best Sound

  • Alex Alford - The Man and the Monster
  • Adele Orsen - Astral
  • Madison Lair, Baxter Chase, and Benjamin Rachlis Wham
  • Da Qin - The Master

Best Editing

  • Dale Campo - How We Fare Well
  • Alec Farmer - Boone’s Refrain
  • Sasha Lebedeva - Stay at Home
  • Enyi Zhu & Bolun Wei - Grandpa’s Long March

Best Cinematography

  • Thomas Bolles - Wham
  • Thomas George - 8:48 AM
  • Jacob Lallas - Astral
  • Shudi ZhengNight Shift

Best Production Design

  • Emma Bartels - Wham
  • Nancy Casas - Mamma!
  • Lina Larson - Rogue
  • Sasha Sibley - The Painted

Best Documentary

  • Emma Forthofer - A Fifth Season
  • Thomas Richmond - Living Remnants
  • Zackary Rayner - The Watchman

Best Animation

  • Abigail Alonso - Bip from Planet Plutus
  • Sonja Bales - Mudlark
  • Harrison Klein - Criminal Mimes

Class Awards

Cub Award
Awarded to the best Sophomore level film

  • Rylee Rosenquist - The Real Roommates of the Bluff
  • Henry Vaughn - Snapshots
  • Wendy Xu - What’s in the Mirror During Witching Hour?

Silver Lion Award
Awarded to the best Junior level film

  • Thomas Richmond - Living Remnants
  • Emma Forthofer - A Fifth Season
  • Rishabh Trivedi - 8:48 AM

Gold Lion Award
Awarded to the best Senior level film

  • Dale Campo - How We Fare Well
  • Sasha Sibley - The Painted
  • Bolun WeiGrandpa’s Long March

Best Graduate Picture
Awarded to the best Graduate level film

  • Henrietta Biayemi - Pigment
  • Kare Bortolus - Evening and Morning, The First Day
  • Tammy TrinhCardboard Casserole
  • Jinyan Zhang - The Master