After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.
Kudos to Hazel Mill for winning Best Film of 2020. Their film A Place to Belong will go on to represent Asheville against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2021.
A first generation immigrant questions her decision to relocate to Western North Carolina and struggles with a personal project to help her reconcile with her her dual identity as both Afghan and American. Breaking out of her comfort zone, she turns to the outdoors for perspective.
One man's desperate attempt to solve the crime of the century, and his partner's desperate attempt to go home.
After being sentenced to hard labor at a penal colony, our hero allies with unlikely locals to reunite with his daughter.