LA FILM FEST WINNERS
The LA Film Festival (held June 17-27) announced its winners. The prize for Best Narrative Feature went to Danish director Pernille Fischer Christensen for A Family. The Documentary Award went to J. Clay Tweel for his doc Make Believe. Christensen and Tweel both receive $50,000.
L.A. Film Festival winners (descriptions provided by the festival):
Narrative Award (for Best Narrative Feature): A Family (En Familie) directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen (Denmark).
The conflict between love and duty plays out in this stunning, award-winning saga about a successful Danish family that faces agonizing choices when its charismatic patriarch falls ill.
Documentary Award (for Best Documentary Feature): Make Believe directed by J. Clay Tweel (Japan/South Africa/USA).
Armed with magic hoops, decks of cards and homegrown illusions, six hopefuls from around the world prepare for Las Vegas’ World Magic Seminar, and the chance to win the title of Teen World Premiere.
Best Ensemble Performance in the Narrative Competition: Sabrina Lloyd, James Urbaniak, Lynn Cohen, Harry Chase, Nate Smith and Kamel Boutros in Adam Reid’s “Hello Lonesome.”
With an enchanting mixture of laughter and longing, the worlds of six, eclectic, lonely individuals are woven together as they explore those age-old human desires: to love and be loved.
Best Narrative Short Film: My Invisible Friend by Pablo Larcuen
Best Documentary Short Film: The Lucky Ones by Tomasz Wolski
Best Animated Short Film: Wonder Hospital by Beomsik Shimbe Shim
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature: Four Lions directed by Christopher Morris
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature: Thunder Soul, directed by Mark Landsman.
Audience Award for Best International Feature: Roberto Hernández and Geoffrey Smith’s Presumed Guilty.
Audience Award for Best Short Film: Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No, directed by James Blagden.
Audience Award for Best Music Video: OK Go’s This Too Shall Pass, directed by James Frost, OK Go, and Syyn Labs.