2022 Grand Motoring Film Festival Results

Sixth annual Grand Motoring Film Festival announces award winners, feature documentary ‘Blink of an Eye' takes Best of Show honors.

The 2022 Grand Motoring Film Festival wrapped its two day event that coincided with the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance weekend.  Attendees were dazzled by short works, world premieres, and feature films that cut across genres that showcased the intersection of automotive and cinematic arts.  A number of awards were presented to top films including Documentary, Narrative, and Student film categories.  Official Selection films were screened Nov. 3 + 4 with a number of filmmakers in attendance.

The awards program was new for the 2022 event with ’Blink of an Eye’ directed by Paul Taublieb – Thursday’s headliner film – winning the coveted ‘Best of Show’ award. Producer Pam Miller was on hand to accept the trophy, Miller also took the ‘Spirit of Motoring’ trophy for her documentary film ‘Betty Skelton: Boundless’.

2022 Grand Motoring Film Festival Award Recipients:

eClassicAutos Best Narrative Short
15 Minutes

The MB Market Best Documentary Short Film
Laps of Honor – Herbert Engel

Palmetto Drivers Syndicate Best Student Film
Ferrari 250 GTO

Hagerty Drivers Club Best Documentary Feature Film
Blink of an Eye – Triumph to Tragedy

Broad Arrow Group ‘Spirit of Motoring’ Award
Betty Skelton: Boundless

Hilton Head Capital Partners ‘Independent Film Achievement’
Sunday Sunday Sunday

2022 Grand Motoring Film Festival Best of Show
Blink of an Eye – Triumph to Tragedy

More than three hundred attendees came to support the event that opened with a VIP reception at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. “The feedback has been tremendous, we are happy to report that the event was a huge success with record attendance, and we’re still riding the high. A big thank you to our sponsors, partners, filmmakers, volunteers, and judges. We are especially thankful for the many filmmakers who attended and participated in the screenings and Q&A discussions,” said festival founder Guy Smith.

World Premiere films screened at the festival included ‘Punters: Porsche in the OffRoad’ and ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’, plus numerous theatrical and North American Premiere screenings.

Future Events:
Grand Motoring Hangar Night at Amelia March 2, 2023
Grand Motoring Film Festival at Hilton Head Nov. 2 + 3, 2023

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