All three winners receive a $5,000 cash prize.
In the audience awards, which each carry a $1,000 cash prize, Jeremy Podeswa's Fugitive Pieces was named best narrative feature and Jody Lambert's Of All The Things won best documentary.
Juha Wuolijoki's Christmas Story from Finland won best in world cinema and Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega's La Corona took best short film.
The festival spanned April 4 to 13. For further information visit www.sarasotafilmfestival.com.