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In 2019 the Cecil County Independent Film Festival held its inaugural festival that featured 59 Films presented in 10 Blocks over 3 Days. The films came from all over the world and featured a mix of long form, short form, animation and documentary. The following list spotlights the winners of our 2019 festival.

 2019 Award Winners:


Best Short: Little Sicily, Director: Nina Juliano

Best Short, International: Paris You Got Me, Director: Julie Boehm

Best Short, Documentary: Slavery’s Children, 4 Incredible Stories of Survival, Director Gordon DelGiorno, Producer Michaelangelo Rodriguez

Best Short, Documentary, International: A Study In Red, Director: Pouria Kazemi

Best Short Form Animation: Deadlock, Director: João Filipe Correia da Silva


Best Film: The Reprogramming of Jeremy, Director Gail Wagner

Best Film, International: Carga, Director Bruno Gascon

Best Film, Documentary: Catonsville, Music City Maryland, Director: JD Barth

Best Film, Documentary, International: A Heavy Metal Civilization, Director(s): Maila-Kaarina RantanenCristina Ornellas


2019 Audience Award Winners:

Best Short: Summer Hill, Director: Tyler C. Peterson

Best Short, International: Weightlifter, Director: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchu

Best Short, Documentary: Yvonne’s Kitchen, Director: Camille Howard

Best Film: Space Princess, Director: John Lasher

Best Film, International: Eden, Director: Robbie Walsh

Runner-up: Best Film, International: Scumbag, Director: Mars Roberge


Special Achievement/Recognition Awards:

Raymond Harrington, for The Lost Motion Pictures of Brandywine Springs

Samuel White, for Faithful 

Marshall Gibbs, for The Players

Max Remmler, for Sleep Is For The Week

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