2016 Awards

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Feature Film Awards

magallanesBridgestone Narrative Competition
Grand Jury Prize: Magallanes, directed by Salvador del Solar.
Honorable Mention: Free in Deed, directed by Jake Mahaffy.
Best Actor: David Harewood in Free in Deed.
Best Actress: Dorka Gryllus in Demimonde.
Best Screenplay: Eva Neymann for Song of Songs.
Best Music: The Lure.
Southwest Airlines Audience Award (tie): Demimonde, directed by Atilla Szász.
Southwest Airlines Audience Award (tie): Hunky Dory, directed by Michael Curtis Johnson.
Southwest Airlines Audience Award (tie): Magallanes, directed by Salvador del Solar.

TranspecosNew Directors Competition
Grand Jury Prize: Transpecos, directed by Greg Kwedar.
Honorable Mention: The Fits, directed by Anna Rose Holmer.
Best Actor: Gabriel Luna in Transpecos.
Best Actress: Brogan Ellis and Lauren McQueen in The Violators.
Special Jury Prize for Production Design: The Arbelist.
Southwest Airlines Audience Award: Transpecos, directed by Greg Kwedar.


SeerDocumentary Competition
Grand Jury Prize (tie): SEED: The Untold Story, directed by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz.
Grand Jury Prize (tie): The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, directed by Laura Dunn.
Honorable Mention: The Bandit, directed by Jesse Moss.
Special Jury Prize for Badass Filmmaking: Hooligan Sparrow, directed by Nanfu Wang.
Southwest Airlines Audience Award: To the Moon and Back, directed by Susan Morgan Cooper.

syljohnsonGibson Music Films/Music City Competition
Grand Jury Prize: Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows.
Honorable Mention: Colin Hay – Waiting for My Real Life, directed by Nate Gowtham and Aaron Faulls.
Special Jury Prize for Best Underdog Story: Sidemen: Long Road to Glory, directed by Scott Rosenbaum.
Southwest Airlines Audience Award: Colin Hay – Waiting for My Real Life, directed by Nate Gowtham and Aaron Faulls.