The Roxbury International Film Festival (RIFF) which ran from Wednesday, June 25 to Sunday June 29 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, announced the jury and audience award winners.
“This year the Roxbury International Film Festival broke new ground with 30 stellar, high quality films and great audience participation for the record number of filmmakers present to discuss their films,” said festival director Lisa Simmons. “It was so difficult to name the awardees because of the incredible work that was screened over the five days. Congratulations to all the filmmakers!”
The Festival’s top honor The Audience Favorite Award was given to filmmakers Matthew Pond and Kirk Marcolina for their film The Life & Crimes of Doris Payne, a riveting story of an 83 year old African American international jewel thief.