Lost Bayou directed by Brian C Miller Richard

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival celebrated its 11th year showcasing some of the top American independent films and foreign films over five days in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

At the closing, Lost Bayou directed by Brian C Miller Richard received the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature, and Ernie & Joe directed by Jenifer McShane for Best Documentary Feature.

The audience voted Yes, God, Yes directed by Karen Maine winner of Best Narrative Feature, and Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy directed by Elizabeth Carroll for Best Documentary Feature.

JURIED AWARDS

Best Narrative Feature: Lost Bayou directed by Brian C Miller Richard

Best Documentary Feature: Ernie & Joe directed by Jenifer McShane

Best New Mexico Narrative Feature: The Short History of the Long Road directed by Ani Simon-Kennedy

Best New Mexico Documentary Feature: Why Can’t I Be Me? Around You directed by Harrod Blank and Sjoerd Dijk

Best International Narrative Short: Utopia directed by Kosta Nikas

Best U.S. Narrative Short: 40 Minutes Over Maui directed by Josh Covitt and Michael Feld

Best Documentary Short (Tie): Charon directed by Cullen ParrEnforcement Hours directed by Paloma Martinez

Best New Mexico Narrative Short: Taos directed by Stephen Billick

Best New Mexico Documentary Short: Of The Sea directed by Jordyn Romero

Best Animation Short: The Death, Dad & Son (La Mort, père & fils)directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Denis Walgenwitz

Best Experimental Short:Selfies directed by Claudius Gentinetta

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS

Audience Choice Best Narrative Feature: Yes, God, Yes directed by Karen Maine

Audience Choice Best Documentary Feature: Nothing Fancy: Diana Kennedy directed by Elizabeth Carroll

Audience Choice Best Narrative Short: The Neighbors’ Window directed by Marshall Curry

Audience Choice Best Documentary Short: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) directed by Carol Dysinger

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