Jordan Ressler First Feature Award

Filmmakers making their narrative feature film debut will compete for a jury-selected cash prize of $10,000 in the Jordan Ressler First Feature Award Competition.  The cash prize was created by the South Florida family of the late Jordan Ressler, an aspiring screenwriter and Cornell University Film Studies graduate who, during his brief entertainment career, held production positions with the Tony Award-winning Broadway hits 700 Sundays with Billy Crystal and Jersey Boys. Jordan Ressler passed away in a tragic accident at the age of 23.

2019 Winner: SOCRATES

Jordan Ressler First Feature Competition Past Winners

2019 | SOCRATES by Alexandre Moratto (pictured above)

2018 | CUSTODY by Xavier Legrand

2017 | LITTLE WHITE LIE by Tomás Alzamora

2016 | FROM AFAR by Lorenzo Vigas

2015 | THEEB by Naji Abu Nowar and Bassel Ghandour*

2014 | MATEO by Maria Gamboa and Adriana Arjona*

2013 | SO MUCH WATER by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge

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