This weekend, the Dallas International Film Festival awarded its prizes for the best of the fest. Among the winners was Wolf, which we profiled here, about the inappropriate relationship between a minister and a young member of his church. It received a $30,000 camera rental Grand Jury Prize for the Panavision Texas Competition. Also a winner was First Position, which we reviewed here (and pictured), which took the Audience Award for Documentary Feature.
Other winners include:
• Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature: Faith, Love and Whiskey.
• Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Feature: Tchoupitoulas.
• Grand Jury Prize for the Whole Food Environmental Vision Competition: Dirty Energy, about the Deepwater Horizon disaster (awarded two years to the day after the spill).
• Silver Heart Award ($10,000): The Invisible War.
• Audience Award for Narrative Feature: My Way, a Korean war movie.
• Audience Award for Short Film: Nani.
• Best Short Film: Aaron Burr, Part 2.
Best Student Short: Nani.
Best Animated Short: A Morning Stroll.
Special citations were given the Michael Rainey Jr., Luv, for breakout performance; Kim Kold, Teddy Bear, the acting; David Zellner’s Kid-Thing, special mention for Texas filmmaker; and The Love Competition for short filmmaking.