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 Documentary Feature Film awards an emerging director with a cash prize of $3,000. Our 2013 section delivers powerful and thought-provoking documentary features from an inspiring new class of filmmakers.