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BendFilm Festival Announces 2015 Award Winners

BendFilm Festival Announces 2015 Award Winners

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The BendFilm Festival, an annual celebration of independent film, has announced the winners of 11 award categories from this year’s outing. The film “Petting Zoo,” directed by Micah Magee, which also played at the Berlin International Film Festival, was awarded the Best in Show Award as well as an award for Best Narrative Feature.

The full list of award recipients is as follows:

Best in Show – “Petting Zoo,” directed by Micah Magee

Best Directing – “Birth of Sake,” directed by Eric Shirai

Best Narrative Feature – “Petting Zoo,” directed by Micah Magee

Best Documentary Feature – “Birth of Sake,” directed by Eric Shirai

Best Narrative Short – “Hole,” directed by Martin Edralin

Best Documentary Short – “The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano,” directed by Joshua Seftel

Best Student Short – “Take With Water,” directed by Tara O’Sullivan

Best Animated Short – “Tatuape Mahal Tower,” directed by Carolina Markowitz and Fernanda Salloum

Best Cinematography – “Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” shot by Joshua James Richards

Best of the Northwest – “Mothering Inside,” directed by Brian Lindstrom

Katie Merritt Audience Award – “Omo Child: The River and the Bush,” directed by John Rowe

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