Zeno Mountain Award


 The Zeno Mountain Award is a $5,000 cash prize open to all Festival entries (features, narratives, documentaries and shorts) courtesy of Fringe Partners. This jury-selected award celebrates the diversity of abilities and disabilities and seeks to reward the film which helps break down barriers to our understanding of people living with disabilities. The award is named after Zeno Mountain Farm in Lincoln, VT and inspired by the actors and filmmakers in the documentary “Becoming Bulletproof“.

2018 WINNER: “Carry That Weight: A Rockumentary” by Brian J. Leitten

The winner of the $5,000 Miami Film Festival Zeno Mountain Award in March 2018 was CARRY THAT WEIGHT: A ROCKUMENTARY. Doug Burris had dreams of rock ‘n’ roll stardom, but at age 23 his world turned upside down after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. During the turbulent years of coming to terms with the debilitating effects of the disease he found purpose in music education.

Zeno Mountain Award Recent Past Winners

2018 |  “Carry That Weight: A Rockumentary” directed by Brian J. Leitten

2017 | The Grown Ups (Los Niños) directed by Maite Alberdi