That’s a Wrap: International Film Festival Closes Out in Style

The very first Montgomery International Film Festival concluded Sunday night with with an awards ceremony, closing and gala dinner. Directors, actors and many others from the film industry came from all over the globe to attend Montgomery County’s only international film festival.

Here’s a list of all the winner’s from Sunday’s awards gala at Rio in Gaithersburg:

 

Film Festival Jury Contribution Award:

Ashish Wagh

Nikki Bohm

Geoff Browne

Kirk Ryde

Guy Renardeau

Ping Fu

 

Film Festival Promotion Contribution Award:

Roger Garcia

David Thomas

Giovanna Salas

B.K. Coposky

Joel Guelzo

 

Film Festival Selection Contribution Award:

Janie O’Connor

Yong Zhao

Alexis Scott

 

Best Newcomer Film Award:

Film:  Study Abroad

Winner:  Kaidi Li

 

Best Documentary:

Winner:  The Good Death

 

Best Director of a Documentary

Film:  A Shot In The Night

Winner:  Alejandro Diez

 

Best Screenwriter of a Short Film:

Film:  Last Chance

Winner:  Chenxiao Zhang

 

Best Actress in a Short Film:

Film:  Last Chance

Winner:  Yubai Zhang

 

Best Actor in a Short Film:

Film:  Last Chance

Winner:  Hong Hu

 

Best Director of a Short Film:

Film:  Last Chance

Winner:  Yi Wei

 

Best Screenwriter of a Feature Film:

Film:  Time Out

Winners:  Matti Kinnunen & Juhua Koiranen

 

Best Photography in Feature Film:

Film:  Free Slave

Winner:  Mirsad Herovic

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film

Film:  Time Out

Winner:  Pihla Pentinnen

 

Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film:

Film:  Kilikis The Town of Owls

Winner: Med Rzin

 

Best Producer in a Feature Film:

Film:  Lost Rainbow–The Return of the Ancient Pendent

Winners:  Zhiyun He, Zhiyuan Bai, Suhua Yu, Ruixin He

 

Best Actress in a Feature Film:

Film:  Time Out

Winner:  Simo Saarinen

 

Best Actor in a Feature Film:

Film:  Time Out

Winner:  Mikko Nousiainen

 

Best Director at the Film Festival:

Film: Les Salopes or The Naturally Wanton Pleasure of Skin

Winner:  Renee Beaulieu

 

Best Film:

Winner:  Time Out

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Joe Yasharoff

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Joe Yasharoff is MCM's Director of Content and Operations. He is also an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Maryland. Previously, Joe was the Managing Editor at NBC Sports Washington and Executive Sports Producer at FOX5 (WTTG-TV). He hosts the MoCo's Most Famous podcast for MCM.

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