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Film Festival Wrap Up 

The 17th Annual Topanga Film Festival–Now Streaming on Video on Demand

Emcee Adam Roberts announcing the winning films at the awards gala.

Over the course of six days Topanga transformed into a hub of film and ideas, bringing out an enthusiastic crowd that connected over movies, ideas, compelling roundtable discussions, receptions and VIP affairs. As a thank you to the community, the organizers decided to give those who missed it a chance to stream the entire program, with the exception of a few of the films with prior distribution agreements, for a limited time on the film festival website. Go to topangafilminstitute.org and sign up for the Video On Demand section and you’ll receive a
complimentary all access password by email. The films will be available until October 30th.

A capacity audience at TFF watched over 70 films and panel discussions over the six day event. Photo by Miranda Roberts

TFF ‘22 WINNING FILMS AND HONOREES

NARRATIVE FEATURE
PROMISES
directed by Amand Sthers

SPECIAL JURY AWARD
PERIDOT
directed by Shane Pax

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
LOVELY JACKSON
directed by Matt Waldeck

SPECIAL JURY AWARD
SOLSTICE
directed by Helen Newman

SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD
THE TERRITORY
directed by Alex Pritz

BEST ENVIRONMENTAL
SHORT WITHOUT WATER
directed by Jonathan Hyla

BEST FESTIVAL SHORT
LIFE IS A PARTICLE
directed by Daniel Zveroff

BEST TOPANGA SHORT
LAST FRAME OF SAND
directed by Kaya Verruno

BEST COMEDY SHORT
SECOND TEAM FILM
directed by Ria Pavia

BEST LGBTQ SHORT
OPEN
directed by Andrew Rurik

YOUNG FILMMAKER
THE ROCK POOL WALTZ
directed by Marlon Denning

YOUNG FILMMAKER
HARDCORE
directed by Madeline Case

INDIGENOUS STORY PANEL and friends from right to left: D’Pharaoh-Woon-ATai,
Hannah Dutra, Izzy Chasinghorse, Merika, Sej Saraiya, Urs Baur, front, Darius Fisher, Dennis “Chumash” Romero.
Photo by Scott Bremmer

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