Lucasfilm has announced the winners of the 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards, and they've released the short films of the seven winners for you to watch, which I've embedded for you below.
I imagine there were a ton of entries this year, and it probably wasn't an easy task to narrow all of those down to the seven winners, but they did it, and there are some entertaining and impressively made films here for you to watch.
I think it's great that Lucasfilm encourages the fans to make these movies. It always cool to see the talent, time, love, and creativity that the fans put into these films. I hope you enjoy the films that won the competition!
Lucasfilm and StarWars.com are proud to present the winners of The Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2016 — a celebration of fandom and a galaxy far, far away! We are continually amazed by the creativity of Star Wars fans, and this year’s entries truly dazzled and delighted us. Please see the full list of winners below and be sure to watch their impressive — or, most impressive — films, ranging from action to comedy to animation.
Thank you once again to all who entered. May the Force (of filmmaking) be with you!
Winner: Filmmaker Select - TK-436: A STORMTROOPER STORY
The gritty tale of an Imperial stormtrooper who is forced to confront his past in the heat of a battle. Winner of the 2016 Filmmaker Select Star Wars Fan Film Award.
Winner: Audience Choice - THE SABLE CORSAIR
The crew of the smuggler ship The Sable Corsair fight for survival on a mysterious, hostile planet. Winner of the 2016 Audience Choice Star Wars Fan Film Award.
Winner: Best Animation - THE BIG QUESTION
Rey can finally confront Luke with all of her questions. The old Jedi Master, however, isn't exactly thrilled about laboriously explaining complicated matters like the Force. Just when Rey wants to have her most burning question answered, Artoo brings up a completely new topic...Winner of the 2016 Best Animation Star Wars Fan Film Award.
Winner: Best Non-Fiction - FORCE OR FAITH
With the growing number of Jedi, Sith & Force-sensitive fans, we wondered; how dedicated is each fan? How far are they willing to go in order to show their passion and allegiance to the Force? This non-fiction, motion graphic film takes a fun look at the Force, its followers & maybe a new religion. Winner of the 2016 Best Non-Fiction Star Wars Fan Film Award.
Winner: Spirit of Fandom - STAR WARS: GENERATIONS
A young boy and his grandfather bond over the joy of Star Wars, and how it brings us all closer together, no matter how different we are. Winner of the 2016 Spirit of Fandom Star Wars Fan Film Award.
Winner: Best Comedy - BEN IN THE DESERT - JAWAS ARE BAD NEIGHBORS
The Rebellion has begun! Darth Vader is born! All this rad stuff is happening to everyone....except for Obi Wan Kenobi who is on Tatooine where he will spend the next eighteen years as a glorified babysitter...from afar...because he’s like not really supposed to talk to Luke...but whatever...Winner of the 2016 Best Comedy Star Wars Fan Film Award.
Winner: Best Visual Effects - STAR MALICE WARS
Alice, her sister, dad, and family droid, "Battle Bunny" combat Imperial forces in an attempt to rescue her imprisoned mother. Winner of the 2016 Best Visual Effects Star Wars Fan Film Award.