2018 Winners

Best of Fest

Rich Kids
- Narrative Feature
2018
1 hour 37 minutes
Director(s): Laura Somers
A group of troubled teens from a low-income community break into “Los Ricos”, the local mansion with a border fence, and spend the day pretending to be rich in order to forget their difficult lives.

Best Narrative Short

How Was Your Day?
- Narrative Short
2018
7 minutes
Director(s): Austin Madding
The 2018 Paducah 48 Hour Film Project winner.A story about balance. A woman is stalked by a terrifying figure. Not everything is as it seems.

Best Documentary Short

Lonesome Willcox
- Documentary Short
2018
12 minutes
Director(s): Ryan Maxey & Zack Wright
Willcox, Arizona is a country music town that isn’t what it used to be. The town has a single radio station, run by one employee who lives at the studio, and is seen as an outcast by many of the townspeople. This unlikely champion of country music has a troubled history with the music that he plays every day. But he’s keeping it alive for the old folks, and looking for redemption over the airwaves.

Best Documentary Feature

DarkWater
- Documentary Feature
2018
1 hour 8 minutes
Director(s): Glenn Hall
This film follows the 4th and 5th generation commercial fisherman working the Ohio River Valley Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley on the Tennessee River. The problems faced by rules and regulations and trying to make the invasive species Asian Carp profitable.