There are 4 jury awards handed out each year. The Herzfeld Competition Award is handed out to the best film in the Competition Program. The documentary jury award is handed out to the best film in the Documentary Favorites program. The Shorter is Better award is handed out to the Best Short Film, and the Cream City Cinema Award is handed out to the best local film that played as part of the Cream City Cinema program.
The winners this year are
Herzfeld Competition Award - No One's Child directed by Vuk Rsumovic
Documentary Jury Award - The Look of Silence directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
Shorter is Better Award - Giovanni and the Water Ballet directed by Astrid Bussink from the Shorts: Sport Shorts . Shorts about Sports program.
The Cream City Cinema Award - Lemons directed by John Roberts a short film that played during the Milwaukee Show Part 2.