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2022 Award Winners!

Updated: Nov 23, 2022

The 2022 Big Apple Film Festival (Fall Edition) is proud to announce our film award winners. Congratulations to all!

BEST FEATURE FILM - "Amerikatsi"

  • Director: Michael Goorjian

  • Screenwriter: Michael Goorjian

  • Producer: Sol Tryon, Arman Nshanian, Patrick Malkassian, Serj Tankian, Ani Vorskanyan, Anahid Nazarian

  • Cast: Michael Goorjian, Hovik Keuchkerian, Nellie Uvarova, Mikhail Trukhin, Narine Grigoryan, Jean-Pierre Nshanian

BEST SHORT FILM - "The Coupon"

  • Director: Laura Seay

  • Screenwriter: Micah Cohen

  • Cast: Laura Seay, Micah Cohen, Adam J. Harrington

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - "Miles to go Before She Sleeps"

  • Director: Mijie Li

  • Screenwriter: J. Faye Yuan, Mario Ducoudray

  • Producers: J. Faye Yuan, Mario Ducoudray and Mijie Li

  • Co-Producer: Nathan Duddles

  • Consulting Producer: Kathryn Henderson

  • Cinematographer: Mijie Li, Kang Wu


  • Director: Vikas Khanna

  • Producer: Doug Roland, Bindu Khanna

  • Executive Producer: Anurima Bhargava, Jay Shetty

  • Cast: Karthiyana Amma

BEST EPISODIC - "Fault Line"

  • Director: Lauren Himmelvo

  • Screenwriter: Lauren Himmelvo, Craig Walker

  • Producer: Lauren Himmelvo

  • Cast: Isabel Himmelvo, Christin Sawyer Davis, Alma Delfina, Barbara Chisholm, Luca Himmelvo

BEST ANIMATION - "Little Hurts"

  • Director: Debra Solomon

  • Screenwriter: Debra Solomon

  • Producer: Debra Solomon

  • Cast: Debra Solomon

BEST STUDENT FILM - "To Live and Die in BK"

  • Director: Shane Santana

  • Screenwriter: Shane Santana

  • Producer: Jacquelyn Anderson

  • Cast: Alana Need, Leah Young, Nurah Lambert


  • Director: Jean-Luc McMurtry

  • Screenwriter: Emily Keefe, Jean-Luc McMurtry

  • Producer: Emily Keefe, Jean-Luc McMurtry

  • Cast: Emily Keefe

  • Cinematographer: Fawwaz Allie

  • Editor: Jean-Luc McMurtry, Frank Dale Arroyo, Brian Chen

  • Music: Jean-Luc McMurtry, Emily Keefe, Andrew Halley

And be sure to check out our screenplay competition winners and finalists!

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