HANK AND ASHA directed by James E. Duff won the Best Narrative Feature Film AwardHANK AND ASHA directed by James E. Duff won the Best Narrative Feature Film Award

HANK AND ASHA directed by James E. Duff won the Best Narrative Feature Film Award, and ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH  directed by Pratibha Parmar won the Best Feature Documentary Film Award at the third annual Napa Valley Film Festival. In the romantic comedy Hank And Asha, winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin an unconventional correspondence through video letters – two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world. When their relationship deepens, they must decide whether or not to meet face to face. Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth is a feature documentary film which tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman’s journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in cotton fields of Putnam County, Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th Century.

JURIED AWARDS

Best Short Documentary: Sky Burial directed by Tad Fettig

Best Feature Documentary: Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth directed by Pratibha Parmar

Best Animated Short: Sleight of Hand directed by Michael Cusack

Honorable Mention:The Right Place directed by Jamie Gallant

Honorable Mention: Horespower directed by Olivia Lai Shetler

Best Narrative Short: King of Norway directed by Sylvia Sether

Honorable Mention: The Romantics directed by Ryan Daniel Dobson

Honorable Mention:  The Listing Agent directed by Matthew Helfgott & Jared Hillman

Best Screenplay: The Girl on the Train, Screenwriter & Director Larry Brand

Best Ensemble Cast: The Bounceback, starring Zach Cregger, Sara Paxton, Ashley Bell, Michael Stahl-David

Best Narrative Feature: Hank and Asha directed by James E. Duff

Special Jury Prize for Best Cinematography:My Brother Jack directed by Stephen Dest

Special Jury Prize for Most Thought Provoking Film:The Last White Knight directed by Paul Saltzman

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Favorite Narrative Feature: The Little Tin Man directed by Matthew Perkins

Favorite Actor: Andrew Pastides, Hank & Asha

Favorite Actress: Mahira Kakkar, Hank & Asha

Favorite Documentary Feature: Finding Hillywood directed by Christopher Towey and Leah Warshawski

Favorite Documentary Short: Make Haste Slowly: The Kikkoman Story directed by Lucy Walker

Favorite Narrative Short: The Listing Agent directed by Mathew Helfgott and Jared Hillman

Favorite Animated Short: Horsepower directed by Olivia Lai Shetler

Favorite Lounge Feature: Starring Adam West directed by James Tooley

Favorite Lounge Short: The Romantics directed by Ryan Daniel Dobson

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