Los Angeles Film Festival Awards 2016 Winners
Political Animals, Blood Stripe, HEIS, and the other winners for the 2016 Los Angeles Film Awards have been announced. The 22nd Annual LA Film Festival Awards are accolades given during a film festival that “showcases independent, international, feature, documentary and short films.”
Political Animals, a doc we will be reviewing soon, was the winner of two awards this year: the Documentary Award and the Audience Award for Documentary Feature Film.
By no means is Blood Stripe a failure. It boldly tells a story that not many other films have told and bravely attempts to faithfully portray a disorder that is still clouded by many misconceptions in the popular imagination. The cast members turn in authentic performances, with Auberjonois in particular standing out with his charismatic turn as Art.
HEIS grabbed the World Fiction Awards, Namour picked up the LA Muse Award, while the Audience Award for Fiction Feature Film went to GREEN / is / GOLD.
The full listing of the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival Awards winners:
The U.S. Fiction Award went to Remy Auberjonois for Blood Stripe, which made its World Premiere at the Festival.
The World Fiction Award went to Anaïs Volpé for HEIS (chronicles), which made its World Premiere at the Festival.
The Documentary Award went to Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares for Political Animals, which made its World Premiere at the Festival.
The LA Muse Award was given to Heidi Saman for Namour, which made its World Premiere at the Festival.
The Nightfall Award went to Jackson Stewart for Beyond The Gates, which made its World Premiere at the Festival.
The Audience Award for Fiction Feature Film went to GREEN / is / GOLD, directed by Ryon Baxter which made its World Premiere at the Festival.
The Audience Award for Documentary Feature Film was given to Political Animals, directed by Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares.
The Award for Short Fiction went to The Beast (Zvjerka), directed by Daina Oniunas Pusi?. The Award for Short Documentary went to The Gatekeeper, directed by Yung Chang. The Audience Award for Short Film went to Into Darkness directed by Rachida El Garani. The Audience Award for Web Series went to Instababy, directed by Rosie Haber.
Grants were also awarded to David Saveliev, winner of the Ed Elias Future Filmmaker Award for Narrative Film for Wonderful World and an Ed Elias Future Filmmaker Honorable Mention to Lucky Numbers directed by Chester Milton. Josh Jaffe is the winner of the Ed Elias Future Filmmaker Award for Documentary Film for In Twenty Years: Central District and an Ed Elias Future Filmmaker Honorable Mention was given to The Skin I’m In directed by Rajaiah Jones. Liam O’Connor-Savaria is the winner of the Ed Elias Future Filmmaker Award for Animated or Experimental Film for WorryWart and an Ed Elias Future Filmmaker Honorable Mention was attributed to A Little Love Goes a Long Clay directed by Juliet Buckholdt.
Also announced during the Festival at the Film Independent Fast Track finance market were two Alfred P. Sloan Grants given to films that engage with science and technology themes and characters. The Alfred P. Sloan Fast Track Grant was awarded to Mark Levinson for his project The Gold Bug Variations.
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