2018 Crossroads Film Festival Winners

On Sunday, April 16, Crossroads Film Society announced the winners of the 2018 festival. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers!

Here is the list:

  • Award for Best Feature Narrative—“Chasing the Blues”
  • Award for Best Short Narrative—“Recall”
  • Award for Best Feature Documentary—“Mississippi Madam: The Life of Nellie Jackson”
  • Award for Best Short Documentary—“Holt Collier”
  • Award for Best Experimental Film—Reconstructing Reality”
  • Award for Best Animated Film—Basket (Tokri)”
  • Award for Best Student Film—Citizen”
  • Adam Ford Youth Filmmaking Award—Minor Setback, Major Comeback: Supporting Black Dollars and Businesses in Jackson, Mississippi”
  • Award for Best Music Video— “Manna” by King Woman
  • Award for Most Transformative Film—The Real Thing”
  • Programmers’ Choice Award—Retaliation (Vindicte)”
  • The Ruma Award for Most Promising Mississippi Filmmaker—Mississippi Youth Media Project
  • Audience Choice Award—How They Got Over”
  • Audience Choice Award (Music Video)—“Till I Cross Your Mind” by Young Valley 
“Lagniappe Awards” (Honorable Mention)
The Lagniappe Award is an Honorable Mention for filmmaking achievement, for content, and/or for sheer fun. The only criteria are that a programmer must nominate the film, and it must not have won in another category. Lagniappe Award winning films receive a certificate of merit and special Crossroads laurels. Winners of the 2018 Lagniappe Awards are:
  • “Girl-Hearted”
  • “Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2”
  • “Night Call”