Pernille Fischer Christensen’s A Family won the Los Angeles Film Festival narrative award, while J. Clay Tweel’s Make Believe collected the documentary award at the awards brunch Saturday.
Full Los Angeles Film Festival winners at indieWIRE.
The LAFF, which moved its central hub to L.A. LIVE, began Thursday, June 17 and will end on Sunday, June 27. The two top jury awards of the LAFF, the narrative award and documentary award, each come with a $50,000 cash prize, funded by Film Independent, for the film’s director.
The award for best ensemble performance in the narrative competition went to Sabrina Lloyd, James Urbaniak, Lynn Cohen, Harry Chase, Nate Smith and Kamel Boutros for Adam Reid’s Hello Lonesome.
The award for best narrative short film went to Pablo Larcuen’s My Invisible Friend. The award for best documentary short film went to Tomasz Wolski’s The Lucky One. Beomsik Shimbe Shim’s Wonder Hospital won best animated short film.
The narrative feature competition jury was comprised of director Charles Burnett, screenwriter/producer Larry Karaszewski, and LA Weekly film critic Ella Taylor. The documentary feature competition jury was comprised of director/actress Karen Moncrief, director Arthur Dong, and film critic and journalist Robert Abele. The shorts competition jury was comprised of writer/performer Sandra Tsing Loh, actor Andrew Garfield, and director Tommy O’Haver.