2016 Awards Night


We want to thank all who attended the 2016 AFA Truth Awards and for the spirit in which they encouraged each other and supported each other. We feel all films were winners and are hoping to see all next year.

Special Award Categories

Shibboleth Award

for Visionary Leadership in the Field of Christian Film Making

Sharon and Fred Wilharm

The Richard A Hall Award Recognizing Evangelism in the Arts

Ariel Fernald, Trey Fernald and the Cast and Crew of “The Last Appeal”

Award Categories

Best Film

Who Will Move the Stone

Rhodes Short and Heather Fairbanks

Best Drama

Mission Improbable

Donald James Parker and Matthew Perdie

Best Inspirational Film

94 Feet

Larry Wilcox, Chip Rosetti and Mathew Ulm

Best Short Film


Earl Martin

Best Comedy

Walk on Water, Family Reunion

Rich Nation

Pastor’s Choice

The Last Appeal

Ariel Fernald, Trey Fernald and Michael Feifer

Best Director

Thomas L Callaway, Dead Man Rising

Best First Time Director

Ante Novakovic, The Leaves of the Tree

Best Actor

Rhodes Short, Who Will Move the Stone

Best Actress

Catalina Rodriguez, Saved By Grace

Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Roebuck, Dead Man Rising

Best Supporting Actress

Anastasia Brunk, Scattered

Best Breakout Performance

Kimberlee Moody, Sisters

Best Ensemble Cast

The Last Appeal

Ariel Fernald and Trey Fernald

Cast of The Final Appeal

Best Cinematography

John Schmidt, The Leaves of the Tree

Best Art Direction/ Production Design

Chris Athas, Dead Man Rising

Best Editing

Fred Wilharm, Proovidence

Best Sound Editing

Jared M Leon, Scattered

Best Hair and Makeup

Natasha Linton, Walk On Water, Family Reunion

Best Costume Design

Lisa M Lewis, 94 Feet

Best Original Screenplay

Cynthia L Leon, Scattered

Best Adapted Screenplay

Chip Rossetti, 94 Feet

Best Original Story

David Healey, based on the book “Kindness of the Damned”

Best Original Music Score

Sean O’Bryan Smith, Providence

Best Original Song

“Beautiful Place” by Jessica Hoover from the film “Sisters”


2016 Aletheia Fellowship of the AFA Truth Awards Winners


2016 AFA Truth


2016 AFA Truth