2017 Film Awards

Top Grit: $1000

Given to the top film as determined by our jury. Films from all categories are eligible to win this award.

Helen Hill Memorial Award: $500

Awarded to the best work by a female filmmaker, in honor of Columbia native and celebrated animator, filmmaker and teacher Helen Hill (1970-2007).

Visiones Award: $500

For the film considered by our jury to be the best in regards to the aims of our theme, Visiones.

Reel South Short Film Award: $500

A non-exclusive license deal to distribute the best short film representing the new American South. Sponsored by South Carolina  ETV, UNC-TV and the Southern Documentary Fund. For more info visit: www.reelsouth.org

The People’s Grit: $500

Voted on by the public.

Animated Grit: $250

Other Awards

  • Big Grit
  • Short Grit
  • Experimental Grit
  • Local Grit
  • Young Grit

Feel free to dive deep into our festival archive or check out past winners here