Indie Grits Festival | April 12-15, 2018

2018 Award Winners

Top Grit – Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can’t Fix

Awarded to the top film in the entire film program.

Helen Hill Memorial Award – The Traveler Takamure

Awarded to the best work by a female filmmaker.
In honor of Columbia native and celebrated animator, filmmaker and teacher Helen Hill (1970-2007).


Big Grit – Farmsteaders

Given to the top feature film.

Short Grit – Roadside Attraction

Given to the top short film.

Animated Grit – Growing Girl

Given to the top animated film.


Experimental Grit – Ruth

Given to the top experimental film.

Local Grit – bridge/refrain

Given to the top film from South Carolina.

Young Grit – The Passages of Pride

Give to the top student film.


The People’s Grit – Farmsteaders

Awarded to the film considered best as determined by a public vote.

Honorable Mention – Kim Bush’s Abduction

Reel South Award — Station 15

Given to the best short documentary filmed in or about the South.