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Allegany Allied Arts and the Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) are pleased to announce the Category Award winners for QCFF 2018, held October 4-7 at The Venue At Mezzos (114 S. Centre St.) in Cumberland, Maryland:

Animation Short (TIE): Railment, Shunsaku Hayashi, Japan
Animation Short (TIE): Pour 585, Patrick Smith, USA
Animation Feature: Harvie and the Magic Museum, Martin Kotik, Czech Republic:
Appalachian Feature: The Mountain Minor, Dale Farmer, USA
Appalachian Short: Family Medicine, Joe Kraemer, USA
Cult Feature: The Theta Girl, Christopher Bickel, USA
Cult Short: Hotel Oswald, Kim Hotterbeekx, Netherlands
Documentary Feature: Crownsville Hospital: From Lunacy to Legacy, R. Todd Stevens, USA
Documentary Short: From a Valley of Talol, Sam Simonds, Shineika Fareus, and Yves Pierre, USA
Horror/SciFi Feature: Lost In Apocalypse, Sky Wang, China
Horror/SciFi Short: The Watch, Paul Prache, France
Kids/Family Feature: A Wish For Giants, Don Swanson, USA
Kids/Family Short: Are You Volleyball, Mohammad Bakhshi, Iran
LGBT Feature: Cas, Joris van de Berg, Netherlands:
LGBT Short: Something About Alex, Reinout Hellenthal, Netherlands
Music Feature: Only In A Day, José Luis Noriega and Rafael Álvarez-Espejo, Spain
Music Short: Istanbul Punk, Ali Kanibelli, Turkey
Music Video: Scandal, Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx, France (Réunion)

In addition to the Category Awards, our Audience Awards were announced on the last day of the festival, Sunday, October 7:

Audience Award Short (TIE): Operation First Light, Irving Nestor, USA
Audience Award Short (TIE): Crazy Night, Dídac López, Spain
Audience Award Feature: Down and Yonder, Christopher Flippo, USA

More information is available at the festival website (, Facebook page (, or by email at The Queen City Film Festival (QCFF) is a production of Allegany Allied Arts, Inc.


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