Student Films

Student Films – First PlaceKing of the HouseZige ZhangSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
Student Films – Second PlaceFor We Both Have the Same EyesMei Yee TanSchool of Visual Arts
Student Films – Third PlaceWingsCasey McDonaldSchool of Visual Arts

Independent Films

Independent Films First PlaceThe Big AppleIgor Bastidas
Independent Films Second PlaceAnnihilation SongAmanda Bonaiuto
Independent Films Third PlaceThe Little BangJihyeon Bae


First PlaceLLS-GraceNatalie Labarre, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Oberland Agency
Second PlaceHow Tall Can a Tree Grow?Doug Alberts, TED-Ed
Third PlaceOnce Upon ImpeachmentTim Luecke, CBS Television Studios


Experimental – First PlaceSum of Its PartsAlisa Stern
Experimental – Second PlaceBeyond NohPatrick Smith
Experimental – Third PlaceForeign ExchangeCorrie Francis Parks

Craft Awards

Craft Award: Excellence in AnimationDivided by OneJacob Kafka
Craft Award: Excellence in WritingMother’s SongSigne Baumane, The Marriage Project LLC
Craft Award: Excellence in Sound DesignEdgeSteven Subotnick
Craft Award: Excellence in Design17 Small IdeasAndrew Myers
Craft Award: Excellence in EducationAwkward ConversationsRachel Gitlevich,

WIA Awards

WIA Award: IndependentThe Little BangJihyeon Bae
WIA Award: StudentUnsurpassed TeamRuxin Liang, Changjiang Wang, Michael Davin, School of Visual Arts
WIA Award: CommercialLLS-GraceNatalie Labarre, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Oberland Agency
WIA Award: ExperimentalForeign ExchangeCorrie Francis Parks