Durango Independent Film Festival announces winners – The Durango Herald


“Ferryman,” by Darren Bender, won the Jury Awards for Best Narrative Feature and Best Actress at the 17th Durango Independent Film Festival. (Courtesy)

The Durango Independent Film Festival, held March 2-6, announces the winner of this year’s festival.

Audience Award

Best Narrative Feature: “Wonderful and the Black Hole.” by Kate Tsang.

Best Documentary: “Where We Belong” by Pamela Boll and Lindsay Richardson.

Best Narrative Short: “ALA KACHUU – Pick Up and Run,” by Maria Brendle.

Best Indigenous Cinema: “Our Story – The Indigenous Struggle to Protect the Grand Chaco,” by Michael Ramsey and Daniel Tso.

Best Adventure Film:A river out of time”, by Benjamin Kraushaar and Cody Perry.

Best family film: “Rocks 4 Dirty!” by David Dibble.

Best REAL Learning Film: “Under the Lights” by Miles Levin.

Jury Prize

Best Narrative Feature: Ferryman by Darren Bender.

Best actor: Peter Callahan, “Out and About.”

Best Actress: Carli Fish, “passer”.

Best Documentary Feature: “Where We Belong” by Pamela Boll and Lindsay Richardson

Honorable Mention for Documentary Feature: Being Thunder, by Stéphanie Lamorre.

Best documentary short: “Between the lines: photojournalism between two fires”, by Jan Sonnenmair.

Best Adventure Film: “A River Out of Time”, by Benjamin Kraushaar and Cody Perry.

Best Live Action Narrative Short Film: “OPERATION CAVITY”, by Alex Morsanutto.

Honorable Mention Live Action Short Film: “ALA KACHUU – Pick Up and Run”, by Maria Brendle.

Best Animated Short Film: “ON/OFF”, by Nicolas Villarreal.


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