LAFF Awards Announced!
The Los Angeles Film Festival announced the jury and audience award winners for the 2012 Festival at the Awards Brunch.
The Narrative Award recognizes the finest narrative film in competition at the Festival and went to Pocas Pascoal for the North American Premiere of All is Well, with an Honorable Mention going to Dominga Sotomayor’s Thursday Till Sunday. The Documentary Award recognizes the finest documentary film in competition at the Festival and went to Everardo González for the US Premiere of Drought.
The award for Best Performance in the Narrative Competition went to Wendell Pierce, Emory Cohen, E.J. Bonilla and Aja Naomi King for their performances in the World Premiere of Joshua Sanchez’s Four. Given to an actor or actors from an official selection in the Narrative Competition, this is the ninth year the award has been given at the Festival.
The LA Film Fest also awarded an unrestricted $5,000 cash prize to each short film category. The award for Best Narrative Short Film went to The Chair, directed by Grainger David. The award for Best Documentary Short Film went to Josh Gibson for Kudzu Vine. Joseph Pierce’s The Pub won for Best Animated or Experimental Short Film.
The Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature went to Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin and the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature went to Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives, directed by Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore. Searching for Sugar Man, directed by Malik Bendjelloul won the Audience Award for Best International Feature.
The Audience Award for Best Short Film went to Asad, directed by Bryan Buckley. Piranhas Club, directed by Lex Halaby won the Audience Award for Best Music Video.
Awards were given out in the following categories:
Narrative Award (for Best Narrative Feature)
Winner: All is Well directed by Pocas Pascoal
Honorable Mention (for Best Narrative Feature)
Film Title: Thursday till Sunday directed by Dominga Sotomayor
Documentary Award (for Best Documentary Feature)
Winner: Drought directed by Everardo González
Best Performance in the Narrative Competition
Winner: Wendell Pierce, Emory Cohen, E.J. Bonilla and Aja Naomi King in Joshua Sanchez’s Four
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
Winner: Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
Winner: Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives, directed by Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore
Audience Award for Best International Feature
Winner: Searching for Sugar Man directed by Malik Bendjelloul
Best Narrative Short Film
Winner: The Chair directed by Grainger David
Best Documentary Short Film
Winner: Kudzu Vine directed & produced by Josh Gibson
Best Animated/Experimental Short Film
Winner: The Pub directed by Joseph Pierce
Audience Award for Best Short Film
Winner: Asad directed by Bryan Buckley
Audience Award for Best Music Video
Winner: Piranhas Club directed by Lex Halaby