&you
by Claire Downey, Taylor Autumn Herndon & Tessa Lawrence

Spotlight Silver Award


8 Seasons of ART
by Phil McGraw 

Spotlight Silver Award


A Brave One
by Stas Ivanov

Spotlight Gold Award


A Generation Game: Italia Wasteels
by Luciano Ruocco

Spotlight Silver Award


Almost Home
by Susan Cahill & Matt Rogers

Spotlight Bronze Award


A Love Story for Brooke
by Paul Catalanotto 

Spotlight Gold Award


ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066
by Jon Osaki 

Spotlight Silver Award


An Equal Voice
by Phil Cooke

Spotlight Silver Award


Artes Liberales
by Ceng Chen

Spotlight Bronze Award


Back In The Saddle
by Jacob Jolly & Zachary Bush

Spotlight Silver Award


Behind bars are trees of green
by Magdalena Kołodziejczyk &  Rafał Kołodziejczyk

Spotlight Silver Award


Betty Williams: Contagious Courage
by Dawn Engle 

Spotlight Silver Award


Big Lies
by Igor Runov 

Spotlight Silver Award


Boober
by Sriram Papolu

Spotlight Gold Award


Born in America
by Zhan Luo

Spotlight Silver Award


Bronze: A Forgotten Treasure
by Nivitra Devi Hari

Spotlight Silver Award


BRUSH...painted forward
by Dimitri Pantchev 

Spotlight Gold Award


Canvas
by Liv Gwynn

Spotlight Bronze Award


Changing Point
by Rebecca Coley


Chasing the Jet Stream

by Claudio von Planta

Spotlight Gold Award


CHEF DARREN: The Challenge of Profound Deafness 
by Dorothy Fadiman

Spotlight Silver Award


Colors of Resistance
by Areeb Zuaiter

Spotlight Silver Award


Disconnected
by Miroslav Nincic

Spotlight Gold Award


El Cuarto Reino
by Alex Lora Cercos

Spotlight Silver Award


Extraordinary: The Seeding
by Jon Sumple 

Spotlight Silver Award


​Free Spirit
by Hani Yared

Spotlight Silver Award


From Liberty to Captivity
by Debbie Wright

Spotlight Silver Award


Floating Pilgrims
by David Goodman 

Spotlight Bronze Award


Gang Love 
by Adam Ybarra

Spotlight Silver Award


Harmony: Latvian Democracy on Russia's Border
by Samuel George

Spotlight Bronze Award


Hatem: Immigrant, Businessman, Father
by Abraham Kalaoun & Daniella Young

Spotlight Silver Award


Hellbent: The Twisted Vision of Richard Williams
by David Silver

Spotlight Bronze Award


His Last Stop: The Curious Death of Edgar Allan Poe 
by Ben Stahl, Wesley Cianchette & Aaron Decker

Spotlight Silver Award


How to Bend Concrete in 108 Easy Steps
by Mahesh Madhav

Spotlight Gold Award


I am Still Here
by Cynthia Matty-Huber

Spotlight Silver Award


In the Dark Room
by Luigi Abanto Varese

Spotlight Silver Award


In Their Shoes: Unheard Stories of Reentry and Recovery
by Taylor Katsanis 

Spotlight Gold Award


Inviolable - The Fight for Human Rights
by Angela Andersen

Spotlight Gold Award


Jumpin' Johnny: The Incredible True Story Of Dr. John Kline
by Cameron McCasland

Spotlight Silver Award


LAID-BACK APPROACH
by Gino Ceriachi 

Spotlight Silver Award


Last Beer at the Pig's Ear
by Peter Blow

Spotlight Gold Award


Letters From Long Binh
by Greg Stern 

Spotlight Bronze Award


Memphis Majic
by Eddie Bailey

Spotlight Silver Award


More Than A Number
by Vicki O'Neill 

Spotlight Bronze Award


MUSTIMUHW: All of the People
by Lachlan Anderson

Spotlight Silver Award


My Farmland 
by Diana Dai 

Spotlight Silver Award


My life in your hands
by Joaquín Carmona Hidalgo

Spotlight Silver Award


Nollywood in Focus
by Iké Udé

Spotlight Bronze Award


Ocean Station November
by Damon Stuebner

Spotlight Silver Award


Oil Capital Underground: The Genesis and Evolution of Punk Rock in Tulsa-Late 70's to Mid 90's
by Bryan Crain 

Spotlight Gold Award


Our Lady Victory: The Story of Indy 11 
by Nick Evans 

Spotlight Silver Award


Out of Spite 
by Tina Fischer

Spotlight Silver Award


Path of Blood
by Jonathan Hacker

Spotlight Silver Award


Pick It Up! Ska in the '90s
by Taylor Morden 

Spotlight Gold Award


Plastic River 
by Manuel Camia 

Spotlight Platinum Award


Plugged In
by Richard Willett

Spotlight Gold Award

Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story 
by Scott Diener 

Spotlight Gold Award


Prepare Now!
by Peter Charles Downey

Spotlight Gold Award


Prospect
by Duncan Shaw

Spotlight Silver Award


Qassem Haddad .. The Last Door’s Hour
by Khalid Al-Rowaie

Spotlight Bronze Award


Reap What You Sew
by Tyler Adams

Spotlight Gold Award


"Redeemed" The Brandi Brassell Story
by Joe Teixeira 

Spotlight Bronze Award


Reinventing Rosalee
by Lillian Glass

Spotlight Silver Award


Renegade Dreamers
by Karen Kramer

Spotlight Silver Award


Repeat Offender
by Jason Harney

Spotlight Bronze Award


Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
by Michael Kasino

Spotlight Bronze Award


Rivers of Ukraine. Stokhid. Part I
by Sergii Trofymchuk

Spotlight Silver Award


Scientifilia
by Pilar Rodríguez Franco

Spotlight Silver Award


Searching For Meaning
by Jean-Francois Rodrigues

Spotlight Bronze Award


Sedae
by Daniel Smukalla

Spotlight Gold Award 


Shatter the Silence
by Cheryl Allison

Spotlight Gold Award 


Sunblock
by Bill Bentley

Spotlight Bronze Award


Suspended and the Art of Forgiveness
by Andrew Wall 

Spotlight Gold Award 


The Color of Art
by David Weathersby

Spotlight Bronze Award


The Color of Justice
by Marjolaine Grappe

Spotlight Gold Award 


The Deepest Cut
by Alexandra Guillossou

Spotlight Silver Award


The Last Harvest
by Alexis Spradic

Spotlight Gold Award 


The Magic Behind the Mojo
by Joe Gallo

Spotlight Gold Award 


The Minds of Men
by Aaron Dykes & Melissa Dykes
Spotlight Silver Award


The Race
by Dina Rudick

Spotlight Gold Award 


The Rest Is History
by Peter Costigan

Spotlight Gold Award 


The Unforgettable Augustus Post
by Jason Cohn & Camille Servan-Schreiber

Spotlight Gold Award 


The Wounded Blue
by Jason Harney 

Spotlight Bronze Award


Tin City
by Dina Mande 

Spotlight Gold Award 


To Find a Harpy
by Daniel O'Neill 

Spotlight Gold Award 


To the Brink and Back
by The Church of Almighty God

Spotlight Silver Award


Troublemaker
by Jason C. Wilson

Spotlight Gold Award 


Uncle Frank's House: An American Dream
by Kathy Drasky

Spotlight Silver Award


Undeterred
by Eva Lewis

Spotlight Silver Award


What to Do about Climate Disruption?
by Eric Simon

Spotlight Silver Award


When All That's Left is Love
by Eric Gordon

Spotlight Bronze Award


You Got Everything, Honey
by John Coates 

Spotlight Bronze Award









2019 Spotlight Documentary Film Awards

SPOTLIGHT

DOCUMENTARY

FILM AWARDS

 Award-Winning independent Documentary Films

June 2019 Award-Winners

Platinum Awards: ​celebrate truly remarkable films with the highest scores from our panel.
Gold Awards: celebrate incredible films with the second highest scores from our panel.
Silver Awards: awarded to unforgettable films with the third highest scores from our panel.

Bronze Awards: awarded to films with high artistic achievement with the fourth highest scores from our panel.