A WAR, Tobias Lindholm.

The Audience Award winners have been revealed for the 2016 Portland International Film Festival. Earning top audience accolades for Best Narrative Feature is A WAR (Denmark) directed by Tobias Lindholm. (pictured above)

SONITA (Iran) directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami and LANDFILL HARMONIC (United States) directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley tied for the Best Documentary Feature award.

Liza, the Fox-Fairy

LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY (Hungary) director Károly Ujj Mészáros takes home the audience award for Best New Director Award. (pictured above)

This year’s Best Short Film Award goes to director Dawn Jones Redstone for her film SISTA IN THE BROTHERHOOD (Portland). Redstone’s film is also the recipient of the Oregon Short Film Award.

Narrative Features
1. A WAR / Denmark / Tobias Lindholm *best narrative feature
2. THE FENCER / Finland / Klaus Härö
3. LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY / Hungary / Károly Ujj Mészáros
4. RAMS / Iceland / Grímur Hákonarson
5. THE JUDGMENT / Bulgaria / Stephan Komandorev
6. LET THEM COME / Algeria / Salem Brahimi
7. LAST CAB TO DARWIN / Australia / Jeremy Sims
8. THE THIN YELLOW LINE / Mexico / Celso García
9. DHEEPAN / France / Jacques Audiard
10. MARSHLAND / Spain / Alberto Rodríguez

Documentary Features

1. SONITA / Iran / Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
(tied with) LANDFILL HARMONIC / United States / Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley *best documentary feature
2. A GOOD AMERICAN / Austria, US / Friedrich Moser
2. OPEN YOUR EYES / Portland / Irene Taylor Brodsky
4. ROBERT BLY: A THOUSAND YEARS OF JOY / US / Haydn Reiss
5. 50 FEET FROM SYRIA / Portland / Skye Fitzgerald
6. FOR GRACE / US / Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski
7. THE PEARL BUTTON / Chile / Patricio Guzmán
8. IRAQI ODYSSEY / Switzerland / Samir
9. THRU YOU PRINCESS / Israel / Ido Haar

Best New Directors

1. LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY / Hungary / Károly Ujj Mészáros *best new director
2. THE THIN YELLOW LINE / Mexico / Celso García
3. FOR GRACE / US / Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski

Shorts

1. SISTA IN THE BROTHERHOOD / Portland / Dawn Jones Redstone *best short film
2. HOW I DIDN’T BECOME A PIANO PLAYER / UK / Tommaso Pitta
3. ROAD TRIP / Germany / Xaver Xylophon

Oregon Shorts

1. SISTA IN THE BROTHERHOOD / Portland / Dawn Jones Redstone *best Oregon short film
2. ONE WEEK / Portland / Rollyn Stafford
3. PEACE IN THE VALLEY / Portland / Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri

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