The 2015 Winners & Nominees

We would like to announce the 2015 MassIFF award winners!


Best Feature - Wildlike
Best Short - Rabbits
Best Documentary - Becoming Bulletproof
Best Actor Feature - Lee Ross for Containment
Best Actor Short - Bill Sage for The Taking of Ezra Bodine
Best Actress Feature - Taylor Spreitler for Girl on the Edge
Best Actress Short - Laura Capkanis for Summer Breeze
Best Writing - Anatol Durbala for What a Wonderful World
Best Editing - Susan Chasen for Goodbye Mr. Smith
Best Cinematography - John Schmidt for Leaves of the Tree
Best Director Feature - Anatol Durbala for What a Wonderful World
Best Director Short - Merlin Camozzi for Rabbits
Best Screenplay Feature - Blood Work by Tom Grady
Best Screenplay Short - Old Yard by Rick Groleau 
Special Jury Award - Best Horror Film - The Heebie-Jeebies
Special Jury Award - Best Foreign Film - What A Wonderful World
Best New England Film - Wander Wonder Wilderness



MassIFF Nominees:


Best Feature:



Leaves of the Tree



Best Short:

Rabbits (Coeur d'Alene)




Best Documentary:


Becoming Bulletproof

A Day's Work


Best Actor Feature:

Johnny Hopkins - Sidewalk Traffic

Lee Ross - Containment

Eric Roberts - Leaves of the Tree


Best Actor Short:

Bill Sage - The Taking of Ezra Bodine

Stephen Tyrone Williams - Tobacco Burn

Rick Kincaid - Lullaby


Best Actress Feature:

Ella Purnell - Wildlike

Taylor Spreitler - Girl on the Edge

Heather Matarazzo - Sidewalk Traffic


Best Actress Short:

Alysson Paradis - A Day of Lucidity

Laura Capkanis - Summer Breeze

Rachel Lu - Paper Wrap Fire



Miguel Del Olaso - The Light Thief

John Schmidt - Leaves of the Tree

David Kruta - Lullaby

Omar Nasr - Maternal



Amy Leland - The Taking of Ezra Bodine

Romain Namura - A Day of Lucidity

Ray Chung - Lullaby

Susan Chasen - Goodbye Mr. Smith


Director Feature:

Frank Hall Green - Wildlike

Ante Novakovic - Leaves of the Tree

Anatol Durbala  - What a Wonderful World


Director Short:

Jeongtae Kim and Jeongmi Mun - The Poor Fighter

Merlin Camozzi - Rabbits (Coeur d'Alene)

Stuart Valberg - Lullaby

Andreas Hadjipateras - Maternal



Anthony L. Fisher - Sidewalk Traffic

Anatol Durbala  - What a Wonderful World

David Lemon - Containment

Brendan Boogie - The Mayor of Rock and Roll


New England Film:

A Small Herd

The Mayor of Rock and Roll

Who Did It? The Clue VCR Game

Goodbye Mr. Smith

Wander, Wonder, Wilderness


This Year’s Judges:

Tom Meek (The Huffington Post)

Peter Keough (The Boston Globe)

Brett Michel (The Boston Herald)