It’s been quite a festival season for Instructor of Screenwriting Steven Esteb. His 2016 feature film, Hate Crime, has swept film festivals across the country, winning awards and accolades in twelve different festivals. This week, the drama racked up its thirteenth win at Minnesota’s Frozen Film Festival for Best Feature Film – Drama.
Hate Crime explores two families torn apart by homophobia and violence, and stars Amy Redford, John Schneider, and Kevin Bernhardt. Below is a complete list of awards and accolades generated so far:
- QCinema – Best of Festival
- Tryon International Film Festival – Best Feature
- Tryon International Film Festival – Best Human Rights and Dignity Film
- Mount Vernon International Film Festival – Best Picture
- Mount Vernon International Film Festival – Best Supporting Actor
- Northeast Film Festival – Director’s Choice Award
- Northeast Film Festival – Best Ensemble
- Frozen Film Festival – Best Feature Film, Drama
- MiFo LGBT Film Festival – Programmers’ Choice For Excellence in Filmmaking
- The Cutting Edge Film Festival – Best LGBT Film
- Indian Cine Film Festival – Best Screenplay
- IndustryBOOST Competition – Finalist
- Los Angeles CineFest – Semifinalist
Check out the official trailer here.