The award winners for the Los Angeles Film Festival 2010 have been announced. “The two top juried awards of the Los Angeles Film Festival are the Narrative Award and Documentary Award, each carrying an unrestricted $50,000 cash prize, funded by Film Independent, for the winning film’s director. The awards were established by the Festival encourage independent filmmakers to pursue their artistic ambitions.” We have a full listing of all the winners of the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival below.
Pernille Fischer Christensen for A Family (En Familie)
J. Clay Tweel for Make Believe
Best Ensemble Performance in the Narrative Competition
Sabrina Lloyd, James Urbaniak, Lynn Cohen, Harry Chase, Nate Smith and Kamel Boutros for their performance in Adam Reid’s Hello Lonesome
Best Narrative Short Film
Pablo Larcuen’s My Invisible Friend
Best Documentary Short Film
Tomasz Wolski’s The Lucky One
Best Animated Short Film
Beomsik Shimbe Shim’s Wonder Hospital
The 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival screened over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 40 countries. This year, the Festival received more than 4,700 submissions from filmmakers around the world. The final selections represent 28 World, North American, and U.S. premieres, which more than doubled from 2009. The number of films competing in the narrative and documentary competition categories also increased this year from 13 to 18, of which half are World premieres.