Washburn International Film Institute announces film awards

During the 2022 WIFI Film Festival, 29 films from nine countries were shown on Washburn’s campus, the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library and ArtsConnect. The following is a list of award winners along with the films that were nominated for awards in each category. You can also watch the awards show on WIFI’s Facebook Page.

Golden Bowtie Award / Best Film Overall: “Eloise Lou​”

Nominations: “Bear” and “Censor of Dreams”

Golden Ichabod Award: “Pro Play”

Nominations: “Parallel Universe,”  “First Game – an NEK Documentary,” and “L’appel du vide”

Ivy Sunderji Screenwriting Award “Furever Love”

Allan Holzman Award for Special Achievement in Editing: “Furever Love”

Best Directing – Narrative:  “The Letter Room”

Nominations: “Bear” and “Censor of Dreams”

Best Directing – Documentary: “Hellbender in the Blue”

Nominations: “Pacing the Pool” and “Mirror”

Best Cinematography – Narrative: “Censor of Dreams”

Nominations: “When the Rain Sets In” and “The Letter Room”

Best Cinematography – Documentary: “Tierra del Fuego”

Nominations: “Hellbender in the Blue” and “land and flower”

Best Editing – Narrative: “Censor of Dreams”

Nominations: “Bear” and “Censor of Dreams”

Best Editing – Documentary: “Hellbender in the Blue”

Nominations: “Pacing the Pool” and “land and flower”

Best Sound Design: “Censor of Dreams”

Nominations: “A Morsel of Love” and “Jim of Earth”

Best Production Design: “Censor of Dreams”

Nominations:  “Jim of Earth” and “Triangle”

Best Costume Design: “Bear”

Nominations: “Sin and Repent” and “Censor of Dreams”

Best Title Design: “When the Rain Sets In”

Nominations: “Eloise Lou” and “Hellbender in the Blue”

Best Actor: “The Letter Room”

Nominations: “Censor of Dreams” and “Eloise Lou”

Best Actress: “Bear”

Nominations: “Eloise Lou” and “Triangle”

Social Progress: “Hellbender in the Blue”

Nominations: “The Letter Room” and “Triangle”