One could say that Dances With Films had a “sweet sixteen,” as the sixteenth year of the Santa Monica-based independent film festival recently wrapped up its most successful year yet, expanding to more days and selling out more screenings than ever before. Having taken place from May 30 to June 9, Dances With Films just announced its roster of winners, with the recipient of the Grand Jury Prize in the Feature Competition garnering distribution with Gravitas Ventures.
Below is the full list of Dances With Films prizes. The Industry Choice Award, given to a filmmaker by a jury of industry luminaries including producers Steven Wegner and Cindy Cowan, is now in its third year of being awarded at the festival.
For more information about the films and prizes, check out the film’s website.
Grand Jury Award, Competition Features: “Coyote,” Writer/Dir/Prod: Joe Eddy
Grand Jury Award, Competition Shorts: “Varmint,” Director: Joel Knoernschild
Audience Award, Competition Features: “Cement Suitcase” Writer/Dir: J. Rick Castaneda
Audience Award, Fusion Features: “California Winter,” Writer/Dir: Odin Ozdil
Audience Award, Documentary Features: “Mile…Mile & A Half,” Directors: Jason Fitzpatrick, Ric Serena
Audience Award, Competition Shorts: “Barbie Boy,” Director: Nick Corporon
Audience Awards, Fusion Shorts: “Unorthodox,” Director: Patrick Waismann
Audience Award, Music Video: “Moving Out,” Writer/Dir: Sean McCarthy
ICA, Industry Choice Award: “Home,” Writer/Dir: Jono Oliver