Traffic and tourists couldn’t stop A-list movie stars and scrappy indie filmmakers from coming together in Hollywood for the 2016 AFI FEST. SAGindie once again co-hosted a cocktail party with SAG-AFTRA, in addition to sponsoring two unique films at this year’s fest: Josh Locy’s Hunter Gatherer (pictured below, Locy’s Q&A with actors Andre Royo and George Sample III) and Sarah Adina Smith’s Buster’s Mal Heart. Thanks to everyone who came out to join us for our party, our screenings, or any other film or panel you may have caught! Check out which film’s won this year’s awards below.
2016 AFI FEST Award Winners:
Grand Jury Awards
- New Auteurs Grand Jury Award: The Future Perfect
- New Auteurs Special Jury Mention for Acting: Oulaya Amamra, Divines
- Live Action Short Grand Jury Award: Icebox
- Animated Short Grand Jury Award: Pussy
- Live Action Short Special Jury Mention for Comedic Narrative: Hounds
- Live Action Short Special Jury Mention for Documentary: The Send-Off
- Live Action Short Special Jury Mention for Acting: Dreaming of Baltimore
- Live Action Short Special Jury Mention for Cinematography: A Thousand Midnights
- Live Action Short Special Jury Mention: Speaking Is Difficult
- Animated Short Special Jury Mention: Summer Camp Island
- Animated Short Special Jury Mention for Mixed Media: Deer Flower
- Animated Short Special Jury Mention for Visual Aesthetics: Superbia
- World Cinema Audience Award: Land Of Mine
- New Auteurs Audience Award: Divines
- American Independents Audience Award: Donald Cried
- Breakthrough Audience Award: Divines
- Breakthrough Audience Award First Runner-Up: One Week and a Day
- Breakthrough Audience Award Second Runner-Up: The Red Turtle
Congrats to this year’s winners!
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