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Jury Awards Announced for 13th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival

Jury awards for the 13th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival were announced last night during the festival's awards ceremony at the Playhouse on the Square. Congrats to all!



Select jury award-winner receive copies of Jungle Software's acclaimed Gorilla Film Production Software and StoryO story organization software.



Audience awards will be posted shortly...



NARRATIVE FEATURE AWARDS
Jury: Aaron Hillis and Elvis Mitchell



Best Narrative Feature: Open Five



Nice Shoes Award: Audrey the Trainwreck



The Nice Shoes award is presented to the director of one of the competition features to help them take their next production to a new level. A $25,000 value, the award includes 8 hours of color grading and 8 hours of finishing services at Nice Shoes, an artist-driven design, animation, VFX and color grading studio in New York City. The award includes a round trip flight to New York, to allow the award-winner to take advantage of their prize, no matter where they are based.



Special Jury Awards:
James DeForest Parker's performance in The Colonel's Bride
Narrative Ambition for Mars
For it's combination of genre mix and playful indie spirit, Blackmail Boys





DOCUMENTARY JURY AWARDS
Jury: Peter Gilbert and Scott Mosier



Best Documentary Feature: Thunder Soul



Special Jury Award: The Last Survivor



Best Documentary Short: Let Your Feet Do the Talking





SHORT FILM JURY AWARDS
Jury: Skizz Cyzyk, Paula Martinez and Gabe Wardell



Best Short: Daud



Best Animated Short: Prayers for Peace



Best Experimental Short: Advance





HOMETOWNER JURY AWARDS
Jury: Skizz Cyzyk, Paula Martinez and Gabe Wardell



Sponsored by the Memphis and Shelby County Film & Television Commission



Best Hometowner Feature: Open Five
(Also awarded $1,000 cash prize)



Best Hometowner Short: Training Wheels



Best Hometowner Animated or Experimental Film: Que Sera, Sivad





SPECIAL FESTIVAL AWARDS



Soul of Southern Film Award: General Orders No. 9



Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award: Gabi on the Roof in July





AUDIENCE AWARDS sponsored by Newcastle Brown Ale, to be announced soon...