"Don't Be Nice" Wins Best Documentary at Vail Film Festival

Vail Film Festival

Vail Film Festival

Don't Be Nice has won the Best Documentary Award at the 16th Annual Vail Film Festival in Vail, CO.

Organizers of the 16th annual Vail Film Festival, which celebrated women in film Aug. 15-18, have announced the official award recipients for this year’s festival.

“We are incredibly proud to shine a light on female filmmakers. The films being screened are interesting not only for the themes that are explored but how women specifically address these themes,” Vail Film Festival director Corinne Hara said in a news release. “We are thankful to the many innovative and groundbreaking artists who joined us for this year’s festival. We also want to thank our signature partners, the town of Vail, CineBistro and All Points North Lodge, as well as our patrons, volunteers, staff and sponsors for their generous support.”

This year’s Vail Film Festival honored actor, writer and director Hannah Marks with its Rising Star award for her work in both film and television. Marks was the female lead opposite Elijah Wood in the hit TV series “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” wrote and directed the acclaimed independent film “After Everything” and wrote and starred in “Banana Split,” winner of the festival’s Best Film Award.


Best Film: Banana Split

Audience Award: Being Frank

Best Documentary: Don’t Be Nice

Best Short Film: Cannonball

Best Student Film: Variables

Best Screenplay: James Stewart

Vail Daily Article List of Award Winners