THE WINNERS

We received nearly 70 awesome entries, representing 50+ colleges around the country, to VOICES FROM THE MARGINS ’15 college filmfest. Congratulations to Nico Sandi of Creighton University, winner of both First Prize and the Audience Choice Award, for “Stones,” an exploration of the death penalty in Nebraska. And congrats to all six of the Official Selections for the inaugural MARGINS15 filmfest, which was held November 7, 2015 at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington. Watch all the winners below!

At the filmfest, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 2015. L-R: John Bredar (Judge, WGBH Boston), Abigail Armstrong (official selection), Steven Abriani (2nd place), Nico Sandi (1st place), Jeremy Zipple (America Media)

FIRST PRIZE & AUDIENCE CHOICE
“Stones”
The last man to be executed in the state of Nebraska prayed that he be the last one.
by Nico Sandi, Creighton University

SECOND PRIZE
“The Wind in the Trees”
LGBTQ youth & depression/suicide.
by Steven Abriani, Loyola University Chicago

THIRD PRIZE
“Black Tracked: an Auto-ethnography of Ifeanyi Ezieme”

My experiences as an African American male in an urban school in America, being “tracked.”
By Ifeanyi Ezieme, Pepperdine University

OFFICIAL SELECTION
“My Eyes are Up Here”

I admit that when I met Sophie, the first thing I noticed was her prosthetic leg.
By Abigail Armstrong, University of Alabama

OFFICAL SELECTION
“More Alike than Different”
She has Down Syndrome; she’s my big sister and best friend.
by Haley Labian, Loyola University Chicago

OFFICIAL SELECTION
“Hermandad en Ferguson”

The struggles and peacemaking efforts of Ferguson’s Hispanic community.
By Mary Dulle, Loyola University New Orleans