Here are the names of the 16th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival Winners!

That’s a wrap! The Beaufort Film Society draws the curtain after 6 days of film screenings and fun including 15 World Premieres and 44 films. Congratulations to all of the winners and Official Selections of the 16th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival.

Photo courtesy Sean Cisterna, DGC Feature Film Director and 2022 Audience Choice Winner


The 2022 BIFF winners include:

Behind the Scenes Award: Tona B. Dahlquist, Columbia, SC

Rising Star Award: Simeon Daise, Atlanta, GA

Best Screenplay: Stealing the Moon, Written by, Eric Carlson, Richmond, VA

Best Animation: There You Are, Rui Huang, Director, Los Angeles, CA

Best Student Film: Winter of ’79, Julia Elihu, Director, Orange, CA

Best Narrative Short Film: All That Glitters, Dan Bronzite, Director, Essex, United Kingdom

Best Documentary Feature: Song For Hope: The Ryan Anthony Story, Chris Haigh, Director, Northridge, CA

Best Documentary Short: Meltdown in Dixie, Emily Harold, Director, New York, NY

Best Feature: Re-Opening, Chris Guerra and Matthew Koppin, Directors, Burbank, CA

Duty and Honor: Veterans Journey Home: Leaving It On the Land, Frederick Marx, Director, Oakland, Ca

Best Comedy: Re-Opening, Feature Film

Best: Ensemble Cast: Over My Dead Body, Short Film

Best Musical Score: Song For Hope: The Ryan Anthony Story, Anthony Di Lorenzo, Composer

Best Actress: Lisa Belcher, Guest of Honor, Austin, TX

Best Actor: Stephen Dexter, American Morning, New York, NY

Best Director: Meital Cohen Navarro, Over My Dead Body, Los Angeles, CA

Audience Choice Award: The Long Rider, Sean Cisterna, Director, Ontario, CA

Susan A. K. Shaffer Humanitarian Award: Sacred Waters: The Okefenokee in Peril, Mark Albertin, Director, Augusta, GA

The Beaufort International Film Festival is produced by the Beaufort Film Society. For more information, visit

The Beaufort Film Society is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3, member-supported organization dedicated to providing the highest levels of entertainment and education to the public from all areas of the film industry.

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Cover photo courtesy of Sean Cisterna, DGC Feature Film Director