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2023 Allentown Film Festival Award Winners


Best Music Video

Lost in Time

Lisa Thomas


Best Narrative Feature

Out and About

Peter Callahan


Best Narrative Short

Calf Rope

Bradley Hawkins


Best Documentary Feature

State of the Unity

Nathaniel Paul Hoff and Jillian Ann Speece


Best Documentary Short

Forged in Steel

Matthew Heffner


Best Comedy Short


Dawn Daignault and Carla Hadley


Best Art Film

Self-Portrait Artist

Curtis Whitear


Best Actor

It’s a Dog

David Rosenberg


Best Actress

Bitter Taste of Ginger

Sarah Cugini


Best Director:  Feature Film

Bitter Taste of Ginger

Brandon Lay


Best Director:  Short Film

A Rare Dinner

Josiah James


Best Director:  Art Film

I Am Danny Torres

Abigail Torres Melendez and Eric Melendez



2023 Lehigh Valley 1 to 5 Minute Short Film Competition


Best College Student Film and Grand Prize Winner of Short Film Competition


Casey Schaffer


Best K-12 Student Film

On Cloud Nine

Caleb Diaz


Best Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Film

Going Rogue

Kwesa the Artist


Best Horror Short

Beyond Your Nightmares

Evan Stitt


Best Nature Documentary

Get Bugged

Noah Schreiner


Best Editing

The Nerves Reminded Me

Frank Glass


Best Artistic Direction

Girls Smoking

John Peter Coronati


Best Dystopian Film

The Upgrade

Jake Dougherty


Best Sci-Fi Film

Project:  LEAF

Ethan Silver


Best Animated Film


John Terlesky


Best Surreal Film

The Interview

Carla Hadley


Best Inspirational Film

Keep Fighting

Michael Sean Brown


Best Autobiographical Documentary

Eye of the Storm

Matthew Donley


Best Poetic Documentary


Zachary Gutherman


Best Stop Motion Animated Film

Fish Delivery #95

Luke Wolsko


Best Animated Music Video

Still Dreaming

Kwesa the Artist

Founded by award-winning filmmakers and educators, the Allentown Film Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that brings the Independent Film Festival experience to Eastern Pennsylvania. Each screening block includes films of various lengths followed by a Q&A panel discussion with filmmakers.