Golden Brick Awards

Criteria

(Established 2014)

Reviewed/recommended by at least one host.
Not a mainstream/highly publicized movie.
Made by new or newly-established filmmaker.
Shows a clear directorial vision/artistic ambition.

View the complete list of finalists on Letterboxd.

2017 CANDIDATES

Raw
Amazon Video l iTunes

Band Aid
In Theaters l On Demand

Whose Streets?
In Theaters

Lemon
In Theaters l On Demand

Brigsby Bear
In Theaters

Columbus
In Theaters


2016

Winner: The Fits
Krisha
The Witness
Tower
Cameraperson

Other candidates: Born to Be Blue, The Phenom, Morris from America, Southside with You, Rams, Under the Shadow, The Edge of Seventeen


2015

The Duke of Burgundy
What We Do in the Shadows - Listener's Choice
Buzzard
Winner: Tangerine
The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Other candidates: Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, Slow West, Love & Mercy, The Tribe, Meru, Phoenix, The Mend, Heart of a Dog


2014

Winner: Blue Ruin
Calvary
Dear White People
The One I Love
Starred Up

Other candidates: 20,000 Days on Earth (AK), The Congress (JL), The Double (JL), Finding Vivian Maier (AK), Listen Up Philip, Locke (AK), Mistaken for Strangers (AK), Memphis (JL), Whiplash


2013

Winner: The Act of Killing
Beyond the Hills
Prince Avalanche
Short Term 12
Stories We Tell

Other candidates: Fruitvale Station (JL), In a World... (AK), Leviathan (JL), Like Someone in Love, Much Ado About Nothing (JL), The Spectacular Now


2012

Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Color Wheel
Cosmopolis
The House I Live In
The Loved Ones
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia - Listener's Choice
Oslo, August 31st
Winner: Wuthering Heights


2011

Winner: The Arbor
Certified Copy
The Interrupters
Meek's Cutoff
Take Shelter - Listener's Choice

Other candidates: Another Earth, Bill Cunningham New York, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Project Nim, Win Win


2010

Easy A
A Film Unfinished
Winner: Dogtooth
Four Lions
The Freebie
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Please Give
The Tillman Story
Tiny Furniture

Note: 2010 list was heavy on movies that even we overlooked initially and did not review.


2009

Anvil: The Story of Anvil
Food, Inc.
Humpday
Winner: Moon
Summer Hours
World's Greatest Dad