If you recall, after each movie in the Philadelphia Film Festival, you were asked to rate the film on a ballot. Well, the numbers are in and we’ve determined some of the standout, award-worthy films of PFF21! See if some of your favorite films ended up riding up above the rest.
Best Feature Film (Narrative): EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY, directed by Radu Jude
Best Feature Film (Documentary): STEP UP TO THE PLATE, directed by Paul Lacoste
“Archie” Award for Best First Feature: THE WOMAN IN THE SEPTIC TANK, directed by Marlon Rivera
Pinkenson Award For Best Local Feature: FUTURE WEATHER, directed by Jenny Deller
Best Short Film: BELLY, directed by Julia Pott
Audience Award: THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK, directed by John Mitchell, Jeremy Kipp Walker
Audience Award Honorable Mentions:
American Independents – GAYBY, directed by Jonathan Lisecki
Special Presentations – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, directed by David O. Russell
Documentary Showcase – BROOKLYN CASTLE, directed by Katie Dellamaggiore
The Graveyard Shift –JOHN DIES AT THE END, directed by Don Coscarelli
Greater Filmadelphia – FROM THE SHADOWS, directed by Matt Antell and David Hearn
Masters of Cinema – CAESAR MUST DIE, directed by Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani
New French Films – THREE WORLDS, directed by Catherine Corsini
Spanish Language Cinema – CLANDESTINE CHILDHOOD, directed by Benjamín Ávila
Sports in Motion – WAITING FOR LIGHTENING, directed by Jacob Rosenberg
Spotlights – THE SESSIONS, directed by Ben Lewin
World Narratives – A ROYAL AFFAIR, directed by Nikolaj Arcel
Would ya look at that? My favorite film of the festival, ‘The Woman in the Septic Tank’ won the Archie Award! Curious about my other favorites? Check out my top 5 from PFF21 in a past blog post.
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