Best of Festival
A work of exceptional quality. The film judged as the most outstanding film entered.
Spirit of Superfest
An outstanding work in which a person with a disability has a significant role in producing the film, e.g., producer, director, writer. To be eligible for this award, a film must also receive an Achievement, Excellence or Best of Festival Award.
Up to 2 works are recognized for their overall excellence. Films must have strong content, excellent technical qualities and creative or innovative presentation.
Up to 3 works are recognized for their achievement in solid content and filmmaking technique.
Up to 5 works are recognized. Works must demonstrate either strong content or some innovation of style.
P.K. Walker Award
This award recognizes innovation in the use of narrative, cinematography, or other filmmaking techniques. Its intent is to encourage exploration of new ways to communicate the experiences of people with disabilities. (New in 2006)
Emerging Artist Award
This award honors an unrecognized, but promising talent in media-making. To be eligible, an entrant must not yet have received any awards for her/his work. The award was established to encourage promising “newcomers" toward greater professional development.
Audience Access Award
Recognizes a successful approach to expanding the audience for disability films through captioning, audio description or other accommodations.
Outstanding PSA or Promo Video
Superfest award-winners are chosen in a process involving three rounds of judging panels. Our judges come from various
backgrounds in the media field and the disability community. Judging decisions are final, however, all entrants are welcome
to request evaluations of their works.
Awards are made at the discretion of the judges; therefore, not every award is necessarily given every year.