2016 Awards

2016 Awards

Narrative Features Jury Awards

Indie Memphis award sculpture designed & created by Yvonne Bobo and commissioned by Duncan-Williams, Inc.

Indie Memphis award sculpture designed & created by Yvonne Bobo and commissioned by Duncan-Williams, Inc.

Best Narrative Feature*
($1,000 cash prize)
AWOL, directed by Deb Shoval

Duncan-Williams Scriptwriting Award*                   
($1,000 cash prize)
A STRAY, written & directed by Musa Sayeed

Special Jury Award for Best Duo
A STRAY, Barkhad Abdirahman and Ayla, the dog

Documentary Jury Awards

Best Documentary Feature*
($1,000 cash prize sponsored by Classic American Hardwoods)
JACKSON, directed by Maisie Crow

Special Jury Award for Emotional Honesty
MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART, directed by Cecilia Aldarondo

DEpartures JURY AWARD

Best Departures Feature
LOVETRUEdirected by Alma Har'el

SOUNDS JURY AWARD

Best Sounds Feature
GIP, directed by Patrick Sheehan


AUDIENCE AWARDS

Narrative Feature
AWOL
directed by Deb Shoval

Documentary Feature
JACKSON
directed by Maisie Crow

Departures Feature
                                       LOVETRUE                                      directed by Alma Har'el

Narrative Short
SHY GUYS
    directed by Frederic Lehne

Documentary Short
PICKLE
directed by Amy Nicholson

Departures Short
THE WRONG END OF THE STICK
directed by Sam Bank

Sounds Music Video
Erik Blood: CHASE THE CLOUDS
directed by Megan Leonard

Hometowner Feature
I AM A CAREGIVER
directed by Kathy Lofton

Hometowner Narrative Short
HOW TO SKIN A CAT
directed by Laura Jean Hocking & C. Scott McCoy

Hometowner Documentary Short
THE RUGBY BOYS OF MEMPHIS
directed by Jared Biunno

Hometowner Music Video
Tina Harris: DON'T YOU SMILE SAY YEAH
directed by Ryan Earl Parker

Poster Design
ARE WE NOT CATS
directed by Xander Robin

Narrative Short Film Jury Awards

Best Narrative Short*                                                      $500 cash prize
SUN VALLEY, directed by Brian Paison

Special Jury Award Narrative Short
SHY GUYS, directed by Frederic Lehne

Best After Dark Short
CANARY, directed by Marie Schlingmann

Best Departures Short
A STONE'S THROW AWAY, directed by Brian Ratigan

Special Jury Award for Departures Short
PUDDING, directed by Ryan & Tyler Betschart

Best Sounds Music Video
Video Age: DANCE SQUARE, directed by Paavo Hanninen

Documentary Short Film Jury Awards

Best Documentary Short*
$500 cash prize                                                                 GOOD WHITE PEOPLE, directed by Erick Stoll & Jared Welling-Cann

Special Jury Award for Documentary Short
IN THIS WORLDdirected by Kelly Creedon

Best Poster Design
ARE WE NOT CATS, directed by Xander Robin


INDIEGRANTS

$10,000 IndieGrants

                 DAN BAKER for DYSPHORIA                     A burned out community leader leverages a traumatic head injury to secure the life he's always wanted, but at the risk of losing personal relationships and sanity.

                RACHEL M. TAYLOR for SOLUS              Enslaved to a gothic, Victorian house of the underworld, an orphan plots her escape but is haunted by the secrets lurking within the house.

$500 IndieGrants 

Christopher Tracy for SOPHIE

The death of her mother and her father's inability to cope left Sophie nothing to cling to but her doll.  As she enters a downward spiral, her sanity hangs by a string.

Stephanie Watkins for GIRLSLIKEME

GirlsLikeMe is about all aspects of Black women, from puberty to menopause, from the way society has treated us and how they see us to how we treat ourselves.

 

 

FESTIVAL AWARDS

Craig Brewer Emerging Filmmaker Award
GREEN/IS/GOLD, directed by Ryon Baxter

Southern Soul of Independent Film Award
I AM THE BLUES, directed by Dan Cross

Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award
MA, directed by Celia Rawlson-Hall

The INDIE Award
Sarah Fleming

Vision Award
John Beifuss

HOMETOWNER AWARDS

Best Hometowner Feature* 
(Narrative or Documentary)
$1,000 cash prize
KAIROS DIRT & THE ERRANT VACUUM, directed by Madsen Minax

Best Hometowner Narrative Short*
$500 cash prize
Doppelganger, 
directed by Graham Uhelski

Best Hometowner Documentary Short*
$500 cash prize
AJ, directed by Laura Jean Hocking & Melissa Sweazy

Special Jury Award for Acting                      
Gabrielle Goble for TEETH

Special Jury Award                      
KEEP PUSHING, directed by Kevin Brooks

Best Hometowner Music Video
Chackerine: MEMPHIS BEACHdirected by Ben Siler