The “equestrian Oscars” were awarded at the conclusion of the 2015 Equus Film Festival in New York City in mid-November. Check out the list of winners and see some familiar faces!
The third Equus Film Festival thundered into New York City on November 20th through the 22nd, showcasing the best in equestrian film, visual art, books and other media. The festival culminated in the naming of the prestigious Winnie Awards, the horse world’s Oscars, given to the best of the best in film, video and documentary producers. With 145 works represented in the Equus Film Festival from the international stage, the 2015 EFF proved to be the broadest and most diverse festival to date.
Here’s the full list of Winnie Award winners. When available, we’ve included a trailer so you can get a sneak peek for yourself!
Festival Director’s Choice: Talking to the Air: Horses of the Forbidden Kingdom/Horsefly Films
Best of Festival: The Caravan
People’s Choice Full Length: Harry and Snowman
People’s Choice Short: “Land of Thoroughbreds”
People’s Choice Mini: “Reflections”
Eq International Documentary: Horse of Kings (Netherlands/Spain)
Eq International Film: The Man From Coxs River (Australia)
Eq Fun Film: “Dream Upon a Horse”/Yvonne Barteau, Erika Walsh
Eq Student Film Adult: “Knacker”/Becca Pearce
Eq Student Film Youth: “Through My Eyes: The Big Lick”/Franklinville NY Girl Scout Troop #44
Eq Director Full Length: One Day/Victoria Racimo
Eq Director Short: “Emma Massingale: No Reins No Rules No Limits” (UK)/Nathan Horrocks
Eq Film Full International: The Legend of Longwood (Ireland)
Eq Film Full: A Sunday Horse
Eq Film Short: “Back Up The Mountain”/Jon Smith
Eq Film Mini: “Stealing Beauty”/Todd Tinkham
Eq Art Film Full Length: Saga (Italy)/Paolo Boriani
Eq Art Film Short: “Equus Caballus”/H. Paul Moon
Eq Art Film Mini: “Live Before You Die” (UK)/Tom Lloyd
Eq Documentary Full International: Blind Spot (Canada)/Stefan Morel
Eq Documentary Full: Unbranded/Ben Masters
Eq Documentary Short: “Cowgirls”/Sarah Briggs
Eq Documentary Mini: “Get Your Heart Jumping” (UK)/Nathan Horrocks, Equine Productions
Eq Native American Full: “American Outrage”/George and Beth Gage
Eq Training & Education: Advance Equine Studies – the Respiratory System/Andrea Steele
Eq Series: Wild About Barns/Pamela Kettle
Eq Broadcast News: “Marshall Country’s Biggest Case of Animal Neglect”/Andreina Centlivre
Eq Non-Broadcast: “Horseware Ireland’s 30 Year Anniversary” (Ireland)
Eq Commercial: “Shannon Ford Fine Arts” (Canada)/Wayne McDougall
Eq Music Video Full: “Davide Penitente”/Bartabas & Mark Minkowski (Germany)
Eq Music Video Short: “PONY”/Tom Lloyd, Dreamtime Films
Eq Music Video Mini: “All About That Bert”/Kristin Taylor, The Black Fox Farm
Have you watched any of these award-winning works? What did you think? Leave us your thoughts in the comments section!
Go Equus Film Festival! And go riding!