The 2020 edition of RIIFF, Rhode Island International Film Festival has ended and the winners have been announced, find them all on their website.
RIIFF is Academy Award Qualifying for Best Short Film (Grand Prize), Best Short Animation (Grand Prize), Best Documentary Short (Grand Prize). It is also BAFTA and Canadian Screen Award Qualifying.
Best Live Action Short
GRAND PRIZE: Ivo by Christina Lande (Norway)
FIRST PRIZE: Interlude by Eli Snyder (USA) TIE WITH Under the Heavens (Seiva Bruta) by Gustavo Milan (Brazil)
Best Short Animation
GRAND PRIZE: Gon, Little Fox by Takeshi Yashiro (Japan)
FIRST PRIZE: Grandad Was A Romantic by Maryam Mohajer (United Kingdom) TIE WITH KAPA EMAHU by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson (USA)
Best Short Documentary
GRAND PRIZE: Messania’s Story by Laki Karavias (USA)
FIRST PRIZE: Dafa Metti (Difficult) by Tal Amiran (United Kingdom) TIE WITH El Infierno by Raúl De la Fuente Calle (Spain)
This makes Ivo, Gon, Little Fox and Messania’s Story Academy Award qualifying.