Whiteley's Resolved took corresponding documentary honours at the
Stephen Walker's Young @ Heart won the Audience Award for Best
International Feature, and The Audience Award for Best Short Film went
to Dee Rees' Pariah.
The award for Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition
went to the ensemble cast of Chris Eska's August Evening, which, as
previously announced, won the Target Film-maker Award for best
Principal cast members include Pedro Castaneda, Veronica Loren, Abel
Becerra, Walter Perez, Sandra Rios, and Cesar Flores.
The award for Best Narrative Short Film went to Radu Jude's The Tube
with A Hat. Best Documentary Short Film was awarded to David Fenster's
Wood, while Fredrik Emilson's Love And War won Best
Animated/Experimental Short Film.
As previously announced Jennifer Venditti's Billy The Kid won the
Target Documentary Award for best documentary feature. Venditti and
Eska each won an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000 funded by Target.
'Film Independent works year round to spotlight deserving artists and
their unique and diverse films,' Film Independent executive director
Dawn Hudson said. 'We are thrilled that the Festival is a venue that
continues to nurture and realise those goals.'
'The festival offered more programmes and events to the community in
large part due to Westwood's ideal location,' festival director Rich
Raddon said. 'We are proud that audiences are given access to the
films and events that make the Los Angeles Film Festival and the city
The festival ran from Jun 21-Jul 1.