Friday, November 19, 2021

"ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour" Wins the Audience Choice Award at 2021 Arlington International Film Festival

Arlington International Film Festival | Nov 4-14, 2021 | Streaming

A WRAP-UP of AIFF 2021

The Power of Coming Together

The act of creating an AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD is by nature creating a network of people from around the globe and giving them a voice. We have awards chosen by our jury but AIFF wanted to hear the audience’s voice.

Regardless of distance, you have had the opportunity of viewing
this year’s film program virtually
and casting YOUR vote for your favorite FILM

The Audience Choice Award that YOU voted for is…
ENOUGH! Lebanon’s Darkest Hour
Congratulations to filmmaker Daizy Gedeon!


  • Best of Festival: I’M AN ELECTRIC LAMPSHADE, John Clayton Doyle, U.S.A.

  • Best Narrative Feature: JACK LONDON’S MARTIN EDEN, Jay Craven, U.S.A. 

  • Best Documentary Feature: LOS HERMANOS: The Brothers, Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider, U.S.A.

  • Best Narrative Short: THE LAST JAM JAR, Arpan Bahl, India 

  • Best Documentary Short: HUNGER WARD, Skye Fitzgerald, U.S.A./Yemen

  • Best Animation Short: TIMES OF PLENTY, Claudio Costa, Italy

  • Best Experimental Short: WOMAN, Lillian Carter, U.S.A.

High School Student Filmmakers

  • Best of Festival: THE WALTZ OF TIME, Mario Martínez Sáenz, Spain

  • Best Narrative: BRO, CRITICS, Nigeria

  • Best Documentary: EVERY BODY’S BUSINESS, Amilieyon Pridgen, Jessica Torres, NY/U.S.A.

  • Best Historical Documentary: TAKING A SEAT FOR JUSTICE: The 504 Sit-in, Thomas Huang, Allen Tang, Andrew Wang, Andrew Yu, Rohin Garg, MD/U.S.A.

  • Best Animation: CLOUDY DREAM, Rayhaneh Einollahi and Bahareh Einollahi, Iran

  • Best Experimental: ELYSIUM, Ariana Jones, Georgia/U.S.A. 

  • Best Musical: SINCE THEN, BRJDC Residents, VA/U.S.A.

  • Best Cinematography: KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, SWEET PEA, Sophie Meissner, U.S.A./Germany

  • Best Editing: I AM KEREN, Keren Chen, Canada 

  • Best Lighting: FROM WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND, Jodhi Ramsden-Mavric, Australia

  • Best Audio: COMA, Ruby Kim, CA/U.S.A.

  • Honorable Mention: BEYOND THE MODEL, Jessica Lin, CA/U.S.A.

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