Jordan Ressler First Feature Award

$10,000 cash to the filmmaker (director, or writer/director) of the jury-selected best film made by a filmmaker making his or her feature narrative (60 min or longer) film debut. The Award is courtesy of the South Florida family of the late Jordan Ressler, an aspiring screenwriter whose life was tragically cut short before he could realize his dream.

2020 WINNER

Gonzalo Maza for This is Cristina (Ella es Cristina)

2019 WINNER
Alexandre Moratto’s Socrates

2018 WINNER
Xavier Legrand’s Custody

2017 WINNER
Tomás Alzamora’s Little White Lie

2016 WINNER
Lorenzo Vigas’ From Afar

2015 WINNER
Naji Abu Nowar and Bassel Ghandour’s Theeb *

2014 WINNER
Maria Gamboa and Adriana Arjona’s Mateo *

2013 WINNER
Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge’s So Much Water *

* Prior to 2019, Jordan Ressler awardees were given to the film’s credited screenwriters.