Kiitellä is honored to have won the 2016 BIFF Award Design Competition. The award: an oversized, jet-cut, stainless steel film strip featuring sections of the BIFF poster artwork by graphic artist Avenii Johnson. The wavy shape of the award embodies both the natural wave of a filmstrip ribbon and of land and sea curves. The shape also synchronizes with the flow of filmstrips within the BIFF logo. ~~ Congratulations to the winners: Spirit of Freedom Narrative Award – 9 Rides, Dir. Matthew A. Cherry; Spirit of Freedom Documentary Award – The House on Coco Road, Dir. Damani Baker; New Visions Award – Live Cargo, Dir. Logan Sandler; Short Film Award – Replika, Dir. Luc Walpoth.