Dances With Films Festival 2018 – Best Of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

It’s officially over folks!  That’s right you film fans, our comprehensive coverage of the Dances With Films Festival 2018 via father/son team Jason and Michael Coleman was a huge undertaking and the Coleman clan met the challenge head on with gusto.  With a gigantic seven articles, over eighty-seven feature and short film reviews and even a featured tag-team interview with our favorites Christopher Soren Kelly and Jessica Graham, this year’s coverage was a massive cinematic success.  So to give a final goodbye to all things DWF 2018 the two Coleman’s are giving their personal picks of the films they loved most of all.  (They even agreed in both the feature doc and short film categories!)  From top Narrative Features dealing with everything from female empowerment to race in America and to an actress that shines with sass and sarcasm and an actor with a serious sullen side who both snag the acting prizes, for better or worse these are their winners.   Here are the final picks via this last article featuring the…

WhySoBlu.com Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up!’


Jason’s Picks

Best Narrative Feature – Miss Arizona


Runner Up – Murder Made Easy


Best Documentary – At The Drive-In


Best Short – Instinct


Runner Up – Sam Did It


Best Actor – Andre Brooks in Chasing Bullitt


Best Actress – Kelsey Gunn in Save Yourself


Best Q&A – Seeing the awesome Roger Ball featured in the short Caligari In The Desert in house for a little Q&A love.


Best Fest Moment – Chatting film with the team from At The Drive-In – those guys know movies!


Michael’s Picks

Best Narrative Feature – Antiquities


Runner Up – Doubting Thomas


Best Documentary – At The Drive-In


Runner Up – Father’s Kingdom


Best Short – Instinct


Best Actor – Will McFadden in Doubting Thomas


Best Actress – Anna Evelyn Joy in The Best People


Best Q&A – Shane Mauss cracking up the crowd during the after screening chat for Psychonautics: A Comic’s Exploration Of Psychedelics.


Best Fest Moment – The exemplary daily help provided by DWF staffers, Claire Matis, Jen Harper and Kevin Christ and all their hard working volunteers – they made it amazing always!


Congrats to the winners and thanks again to all the filmmakers and fest staff for another truly wonderful year of movie watching – see you at Dances With Films 2019!



I'm a passionate and opinionated film critic/movie journalist with over 20 years of experience in writing about film - now exclusively for WhySoBlu.com. Previous sites include nine years at Starpulse.com where I created Forgotten Friday Flick back in 2011, before that as Senior Entertainment Editor for The213.net and 213 Magazine, as well as a staff writer for JoBlo.com. My other love is doing cool events for the regular guy with my company Flicks For Fans alongside my friend, partner and Joblo.com writer James "Jimmy O" Oster. Check us out at www.Facebook.com/FlicksForFans.

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