The 2020 Lake County Film Festival Award Winners

The 2020 Lake County Film Festival concluded on November 16. Twenty-Three feature films and 21 short film programs, totaling over 100 titles were streamed over 13 days. Of the 45 film programs shown, 37 of them had filmmaker Q&A’s streamed live to YouTube & Fwacebook.

While current Illinois Covid-19 restrictions limit public gatherings to 25 people or less, the festival did have two public screenings at the Gorton Center in Lake Forest, IL.

Jury Awards

Best Narrative Feature: Molto Bella
Special Jury Award For Best Ensemble Cast: The Blackout

Best Documentary Feature: Where She Lies
Honorable Mention: Picture Character

Best Short Documentary: Call Center Blues
Honorable Mention: Dwayne’s World

Best Overall Narrative Short: Anna
Honorable Mention: Avalanche
Best Actor: Graham Vines in Tantrums
Best Director: Logan Jackson for My Hero
Best Screenplay: Ian Grody for Sloan Hearts Neckface
Outstanding Achievement In Genre Filmmaking: There’s Something In The Lake
Special Jury Award For Performances: Feeling Through

Audience Awards

The Daniel Chapp Award For Best Narrative Feature: Monuments

Best Documentary Feature: Bleeding Audio

Unfortunately, while one of our favorite things is our yearly list of the audience-ranked top 10 short films, many of our pass-holders did not respond to our audience ballot, or did not rank as many short films as in year’s past, so the results did not feel worth reporting.

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