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2021 Award Winners

The 10th Annual Key West Film Festival announced its awards on November 22, 2021. The festival showed more than 75 films during the 5-day festival, which ran November 17-21 and celebrated its 10th Anniversary. 

The award winners for the 10th annual Key West Film Festival were presented Saturday evening, November 21, with many awardees in attendance.

feature film winners

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Bernstein’s Wall
directed by Douglas Tirola

Best International film

The Hand of God
directed by Paolo Sorrentino

Best LGBTQ Film

Firebird
directed by Peeter Rebane

Best Narrative Film

Parallel Mothers
directed by Pedro Almodovar

KWFF Annual Critics Award

Red Rocket
directed by Sean Baker

SPECIAL MENTION
Jockey
directed by Clint Bentley

short film winners

Best Florida Short Film

Like the Girls Who Wear Pink
directed by Jennifer Msumba

Best Dramatic Short Film

Feeling Through
directed by Doug Roland

Best Comedy Short

Your Monster
directed by Caroline Lindy

Best Documentary Short

Voice Above Water
directed by Dana Frankoff

Best Animated Short

Mila
directed by Cinzia Angelina

Best World Student Short Film

Bambirak
directed by Zamarin Wahdat

Best Florida Student Short Film

Soundproof
directed by Gabriela Lima

This marks the first year that a non- English language film took home the Best Narrative Feature Award. All feature awards are audience based, except for the KWFF Critics Award, which is voted on by a jury of critics including Carlos Aguilar of the Los Angeles Times, Josh Rothkopf of Entertainment Weekly, David Fear of Rolling Stone, Tomris Laffly of Variety, Shirrel Rhodes of the Key West Citizen, Eric Kohn of Indiewire and Monica Castillo of Colorado NPR.

The 11th Annual Key West Film Festival will take place November 16-20, 2022.

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