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Recap by RCRs video producer and resident nerd, JD, follow him @Misadventurer on Twitter

Cinequest Film & VR Festival (CQFF) announced it’s winners for this year’s festival which showcases films, renowned and emerging artists, and new technology connecting creators, innovators and audiences.

This year there were 132 World & U.S. Premiere movies, 47 Virtual Reality workshops, forums, and experiences, plus their Maverick Spirit Award events with Jason Reitman (Up In The Air), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), and Jane Lynch (Glee ) honored.

Over 100,000 people attend CQFF’s three-block proximity, at state-of-the-art venues creating an unique festival experience. Cinequest hosts over 90 World and U.S. premieres with with innovations by 700+ participating filmmakers from over 50 countries each year. This year Cinequest grew by 45% and expanded to include venues in San Jose and Redwood City.

Giving Back: Find out more about Cinequest’s Picture The Possibilities youth empowerment program which connects young creators to mentors and runs globally year round.

Mark your calendars for the next Cinequest Film & VR Festival happening February 27 – March 11, 2018

CQFF’s highest honor, the Maverick Award, recognizes bold, visionary and creative forces—exemplary in the worlds of Silicon Valley innovation and the film arts.

MAVERICK SPIRIT AWARD RECIPIENTS

• Jane Lynch
• Fred Armisen
• Jason Reitman

Cinequest Film & VR Festival 2017 – VR Awards

  • Visionary Leader Award: Maureen Fan
  • Best Overall Experience: Gnomes & Goblins
  • Best Interactive: Tilt Brush
  • Best Motion Picture: Rain or Shine
  • Honorable Mention: Please, State Your Name
  • Best Motion Picture – Animation: Asteroids!
  • Best Documentary: Under the Net
  • Honorable Mention: Collision
  • Best Motion Picture – Horror: Mule
  • Best Motion Picture – Fantasy & Sci-fi: Found
  • Best Motion Picture – Family: Special Delivery
  • Best Game: The Gallery: Episode One – Call of the Starseed
  • Honorable Mention: Fantastic Contraption
  • Honorable Mention: Bound
  • Best Family Game: Job Simulator
  • Best Adventure: Firebird
  • Best Live Experience: Night Fall
  • Best Immersive: The Night Cafe
  • Best Social Experience: Hypatia
  • Best Story or Script: The Tragic Story of Betty Corregall
  • Best Cinematography: Toro Bravo
  • Best Sound Design: Senzo Peso
  • Best Production Design: War Knows No Nation

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

AUDIENCE AWARD, DOCUMENTARY (tie): NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK
• Director: Dustin Harrison-Atlas

AUDIENCE AWARD, DOCUMENTARY (tie): THE HONEST STRUGGLE
• Director: Justin Mashouf

AUDIENCE AWARD, DRAMA: YOU ARE MY SUNDAY
• Director: Milind Dhaimade

AUDIENCE AWARD, COMEDY: LOVESICK
• Director: Tyson Caron

JURY AWARD WINNERS, FEATURES

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM, DRAMA: THE CITIZEN
• Director: Roland Vranik

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM, COMEDY: THAT TRIP WE TOOK WITH DAD
• Director: Anca Miruna Lazarescu

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM: MEMENTO MORI
• Director: Niobe Thompson

GLOBAL VISION AWARD: KING OF THE BELGIANS
• Director: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth

NEW VISION AWARD: PROM KING, 2010
• Director: Christopher Schaap

JURY AWARD WINNERS, SHORTS

BEST HIGH SCHOOL SHORT FILM: WHEN I CAME ACROSS THE FEATHERS
• Director: Dan Iliuta

BEST COLLEGE SHORT FILM: YEARNING
• Director: Michal Hajaj

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM: PERFECTLY NORMAL
• Directors: Joris Debeij

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM: THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK
• Director: Derin Seale

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: THE HISTORY OF MAGIC: ENSUENO
• Director: Jose Luis Gonzalez

For more information on Cinequest, please visit www.cinequest.org