Monday, October 1, 2018

LA Film Festival 2018 Winners

By José Alberto Hermosillo
LA Film Festival announced the winners

The U.S. Fiction Award 
 This Teacher
 Dir. Mark Jackson, World Premiere

U.S. Fiction Special Mention
In Reality
Dir. Ann Lupo, California Premiere

World Fiction Award
Border
Dir. Ali Abbasi, California Premiere
Sweden

World Fiction Special Jury Prize, Directing
The Day I Lost My Shadow  
Dir. Soudade Kaadan, US Premiere
France/Lebanon/Qatar/Syrian Arab Republic

Hillbilly directors Sally Rubin & Ashley York
Photo, Jose Hermosillo
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Documentary Award
Hillbilly 
Dir. Sally Rubin & Ashley York, LA Premiere
USA

   Documentary Special Jury Award for
Excellence in Social Justice Storytelling
False Confessions 
Dir. Katrine Philp, North American Premiere
Denmark

LA Muse Award
Staycation 
Dir. Tanuj Chopra, World Premiere
USA

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LA Muse Documentary Award
 Fire on the Hill  
Dir. Brett Fallentine, World Premiere
 USA

LA Muse Special Mention, Best Ensemble Cast
Solace 
Dir. Tchaiko Omawale, World Premiere
USA


Nightfall Award
The Dead Center  
Dir. Billy Senese, World Premiere
USA
Nightfall Special Jury Prize, Lead Actor
Actor: Ashleigh Morghan
Head Count  
Dir. Elle Callahan, World Premiere
USA

Nightfall Special Jury Prize, Ensemble Cast
Cast: Barak Hardley, Jackie Tohn, Magn's Jonsson, Birna Ron Eiriksdottir, Tom Wright, Stacey Moseley, Michael Nanfria, Michole Briana White, Brynd's Haraldsdttir
Spell 
Dir. Brendan Walter, World Premiere

Award for Short Fiction
The Passage 
Dir. Kitao Sakurai
USA

Award for Documentary Short
One Leg In, One Leg Out, dir. Lisa Rideout
Canada

Web Episodes Jury Award
Psusy, dir. Anna Duckworth
New Zealand
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Audience Award for Fiction Feature Film
Brian Banks 
Dir. Tom Shadyac, World Premiere
USA

Audience Award for Documentary Feature Film
Stuntman 
Dir. Kurt Mattila, World Premiere
USA
Producers: Steven Golebiowski, Kurt Mattila, Eddie Braun
Featuring: Eddie Braun, Gary Davis, Conrad E. Palmisano, Buddy Joe Hooker, Scott Truax, Meg Braun

Audience Award for Music Video
Clutch 
Dir. Christopher Ripley
USA

Audience Award for Short Film
Weekends
Dir. Trevor Jimenez
USA

Audience Award for Episodic Story
Revenge Tour, dir. Andrew Carter
USA

Audience Award for Episodic Pilot
40 & Single 
Dir. Leila Djansi, World Premiere
Ghana

Seattle Story Award
 I’m Sorry Happy Birthday
Dir. Claire Buss, World Premiere

TikTok Real Short Award
Dir. Ann Lupo
TikTok gave Festival filmmakers the chance to win a $10,000 unrestricted cash grant. Ann’s video addressed the "Why I'm a Filmmaker" prompt with exceptional storytelling through the lens of TikTok, utilizing creator tools to enhance the narrative.

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