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'Short Term 12,' 'It Felt Like Love' Among Indie Memphis Award Winners

By Sarah Salovaara | Indiewire November 4, 2013 at 4:21PM

Rounding out a long weekend of eclectic programming, the 2013 edition of the Indie Memphis Film Festival fell to a close with its award ceremony yesterday evening. Among the films screening were a bevy of Sundance and SXSW selections--"Escape From Tomorrow," "Touchy Feely," "Computer Chess," and "Drinking Buddies," "White Reindeer," "Zero Charisma," among them--two of which walked away with the festival's biggest prizes.
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"It Felt Like Love"
"It Felt Like Love"

Rounding out a long weekend of eclectic programming, the 2013 edition of the Indie Memphis Film Festival fell to a close with its award ceremony yesterday evening. Among the films screening were a bevy of Sundance and SXSW selections --"Escape From Tomorrow," "Touchy Feely," "Computer Chess," and "Drinking Buddies," "White Reindeer," "Zero Charisma," among them -- two of which walked away with the festival's biggest prizes. Eliza Hittman's exquisitely rendered, sexual un-awakening, "It Felt Like Love," scooped up the Best Narrative Feature, while Destin Daniel Cretton's "Short Term 12" repeated its SXSW Narrative Feature Audience Award victory. Their documentary counterparts were "Brothers Hypnotic" and the relatively unseen, though highly deserving, "A Whole Lott More."

The full list of winners can be found below. 

Narrative Features Jury Awards


Best Narrative Feature* 
($1,000 cash prize presented by Nice Shoes)
IT FELT LIKE LOVEdirected by Eliza Hittman

Duncan-Williams Scriptwriting Award*
($1,000 cash prize presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc.)
SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAYwritten by Drew Tobia

 Special Jury Award for outstanding performance
Eleanor Pienta (SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY)

Special Jury Award - The Emerging Artist Award for the creative promise shown by their debut feature
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CONCRETE, directed by Katherine Dohan & Alanna Stewart


Documentary Jury Awards

Best Documentary Feature*
($1,000 cash prize presented by Classic American Hardwoods)
BROTHERS HYPNOTIC, directed by Reuben Atlas

Special Jury Award
GREAT CHICKEN WING HUNTdirected by Matt Reynolds


Short Film Jury Awards

Best Narrative Short*
($500 cash prize)
AFTERMATH, directed by Jeremy Robbins

Best Documentary Short*
($500 cash prize)
SWEET CRUDE MAN CAMP
directed by Isaac Gale

Best Animation or Experimental Film*
THE MISSING SCARF, directed by Eoin Duffy

Special Jury Award
MS. BELVEDEREdirected by Michael Reynolds 

Special Jury Award
HOW TO SHARPEN PENCILSdirected by Kenneth Price


Special Festival Awards

Southern Soul of Independent Film Award*
ORANGE MOUND, TENNESSEE: AMERICA'S COMMUNITY, directed by Emmanuel Amido

Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award*
BOB BIRDNOW'S REMARKABLE TALE OF HUMAN SURVIVAL AND THE TRANSCENDENCE OF SELF, directed by Eric Steele

Craig Brewer Emerging Filmmaker Award*
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW, directed by Randy Moore


Audience Awards

Narrative Feature*
SHORT TERM 12, directed by Destin Cretton

Documentary Feature*
A WHOLE LOTT MORE, directed by Victor Buhler

Narrative Short*
COOTIE CONTAGION, directed by Joshua Smooha

Documentary Short*
MABON 'TEENIE' HODGES: A PORTRAIT OF A MEMPHIS SOUL ORIGINAL, directed by Susanna Vapnek

Hometowner Film*
MEANWHILE IN MEMPHIS: THE SOUND OF A REVOLUTION, directed by Nan Hackman & Robert Allen Parker 


Hometowner  Awards

Best Hometowner Feature*
($1,000 cash prize presented by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission)
BEING AWESOME, directed by Allen C. Gardner

Best Hometowner Narrative Short*
($500 cash prize presented by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission)
JOHN'S FARM
directed by Melissa Sweazy

Best Hometowner Documentary Short*
($500 cash prize presented by the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission)
BOOKIN', directed by John Kirkscey

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