Audience Award

The GFF Audience Award is the festival’s only prize and is all the more coveted because it is chosen by the most important person at the festival: you. Ten emerging filmmakers at the start of glittering careers all contend for your top vote. This is your chance to spot talent and reward it. The first GFF Audience Award in 2015 went to Tom Browne’s Radiator. Last year, you chose Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Oscar-nominated Mustang. Voting slips are handed out at the start of all Audience Award-nominated screenings - simply cast your vote as you exit the cinema. The winner will be announced at the Closing Gala and online on Sunday 26 February. We extend a warm welcome to ScotRail as the sponsor of the GFF 2017 Audience Award. Their generous support allows the festival to take audiences to many exciting destinations and deliver some first class cinemagoing experiences. Jump on board, start watching and cast your vote.

GFF17 Audience Award Nominees

WINNER - Lipstick Under My Burkha (India, dir. Alankrita Shrivastava) 
Four Indian women seek personal and sexual liberation from docile domesticity.

The Chocolate Case (Netherlands, dir. Benthe Forrer) 
Three chocolate-loving journalists set out to develop the world’s first ‘slave-free’ chocolate bar.

Free In Deed (USA, dir. Jake Mahaffy)
In the world of storefront churches one man attempts to perform a miracle.

Halfway (USA/New Zealand, dir. Ben Caird)
A recently released convict adapts to life as the only black man living in a conservative farm town.

In the Radiant City
(USA, dir. Rachel Lambert)
The return of a prodigal son forces a painful reunion with his sister in this slow-burning family drama.

In Between (Israel/France, dir. Maysaloun Hamoud)
Three uninhibited Palestinian women share an apartment in a vibrant section of Tel Aviv.

Jawbone (UK, dir. Thomas Q Napper)
Former youth boxing champion Jimmy McCabe seeks one last shot at redemption.

The Levelling (UK, dir. Hope Dickson Leach)
A father and daughter are forced to confront past grievances in the wake of a family tragedy.

Marija (Switzerland/Germany, dir. Michael Koch)
A determined Ukrainian immigrant struggles to find her place in Europe’s promised land.

Old Stone (Canada/China, dir. Johnny Ma) 
A tale of crime and punishment that darkens into a nightmare vision of a society without conscience or compassion. 

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