19 July, 2015

Macon Film Festival: 2015 Award Winners

Sara Casasnovas and Jesús Lloveras star in "Day Release (Tercer Grado),"
winner of Best Narrative Feature and Excellence in Directing awards.

The tenth anniversary of the Macon Film Festival saw its most high profile guest yet (Burt Reynolds), its highest attendance yet and—in the honest opinion of this annual attendee and film critic—its best programming yet. While special screenings of "Deliverance," "Sharky's Machine," "Slow West" and opening night presentation "Mavis!" have garnered the most attention, the entire lineup is glittered with exceptional films across the board.

Several selections won two awards—"Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou" took home the Best Animated Short and Excellence in Editing awards, "Forced Contact" was awarded both Best LGBT Short and Excellence in Cinematography honors, and "Day Release (Tercer Grado)" received awards for Best Narrative Feature and Excellence in Directing.

The festival wraps up today and Audience Award winners will be announced tonight. Check out the complete list of winners after the jump.

Best Animated Short
  • "Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou" 
Best Music Video
  • "Look at the Sound" - Death on Two Wheels (director: Bobby McCullough)
Best Student Short
  • "Two for Tea"
Best LGBT Short
  • "Forced Contact"
Best Documentary Short
  • "Snow Wars"
Best Narrative Short
  • "The Gunfighter"
Best Documentary Feature
  • "Urban Century"
Best Narrative Feature
  • "Day Release (Tercer Grado)"
Best Music Documentary
  • "Buskin' Blues"
Best Southern Documentary
  • "You Belong to Me"
Excellence in Editing
  • "Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou"
Excellence in Cinematography
  • "Forced Contact"
Excellence in Directing
  • "Day Release (Tercer Grado)" - Geoffrey Cowper
Melvyn Douglas Best in Show Award
  • "Michael Des Barres: Who Do You Want Me To Be?"
Audience Choice Award for Short Film
  • TBA
Audience Choice Award for Documentary
  • TBA
Karen Black Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature
  • TBA

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