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Our Golden Starfish Awards honor emerging directors from around the world in narrative feature, documentary feature, and short film
competition sections. Juried by world-class filmmakers and industry professionals, these competitions represent the important, provocative premieres by cinema’s next wave of master filmmakers.
The Golden Starfish Award for Best Narrative Feature Film awards an emerging director with an in-kind filmmaking service package with a total value of over $140,000. We’re thrilled to highlight this year’s exciting and eclectic group of fresh talents.