20th Route 66 Film Festival 2021

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Award winners chosen by the judges were:
Hugh Moore Best of Festival: Final Deathtination (Marika Tamura, Japan)
Outstanding Acting: House of Fortune (Adel Mashoori, Iran)
Best Animated Film: The Better Angels (Michael Cusack, Australia)
Best Comedy Film: Helicopter Mom (Heewon Jeong, USA)
Best Debut Film: The Doll's Game (Mehdi Mahaei, Iran)
Best Drama Film: The Audition (Eric Liberacki, USA/Illinois)
Best "Women in the World" Themed Film: Rimi (Nischhal Sharma, India)
Best Experimental Film: Hush (Joseph McGovern, USA)
Best Foreign Language Film: Identibye (Sajjad Shahhatami, Iran)
Best Made in Illinois Film: Debut (Connor Hopkins, USA/Illinois)
Best Student Showcase Film: The Hidden Side of the Pocket Watch (Julie Zida, France)

The film voted Audience Favorite was: Holes in the Sky (Ash Hamilton, USA/Illinois)