The Third Wife, directed by Ash Mayfair
The Third Wife, directed by Ash Mayfair

The Third Wife, directed by Ash Mayfair, won the Narrative Feature Jury Prize; and American Factory, directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, won the Documentary Feature Jury Prize at the 21st annual Sarasota Film Festival which came to a close on Sunday, April 14. The Independent Visions Jury Prize went to The World Is Full of Secrets, directed by Graham Swon.

The Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature went to Surviving Lunch, and The Biggest Little Farm won the award for Best Documentary. The Best in World Cinema Audience Award went to Tel Aviv on Fire.

The Festival also honored Blythe Danner with the SFF Icon Award and Anne Heche was presented the Career Tribute Award.

2019 Sarasota Film Festival Jury Awards

Narrative Feature Competition Winner
The Third Wife
Director: Ash Mayfair

Documentary Feature Competition Winner
American Factory
Director: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert

Independent Visions Competition Winner
The World is Full of Secrets
Director: Graham Swon

Terry Porter Visionary Award
The Plagiarists
Director: Peter Parlow

Animated Shorts Competition Winner
Two Balloons
Director: Mark C. Smith

Narrative Short Competition Winner
How Does It Start
Director: Amber Sealey

Documentary Short Competition Winner
Hingakawa
Director: Luanne Dietz

2019 Sarasota Film Festival Audience Awards

Best Narrative Feature
Surviving Lunch
Director: by KT Curran

Best Documentary Feature
The Biggest Little Farm
Director: John Chester

Best Short Film
Two Balloons
Director: Mark C. Smith

Best In World Cinema
Tel Aviv on Fire
Director: Sameh Zoabi

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