Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s Easier With Practice won the 11th Annual CineVegas Film Festival’s grand jury prize as the festival came to a close on June 14.
An Exceptional Artistic Achievement Award was given to Cory Knauf for Godspeed, while the grand jury prize for pioneer documentaries was awarded to Douglas Tirola’s All In: The Poker Movie, with a special jury award for artistic vision going to Jessica Oreck’s Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo.
Jeff Mizushima was presented with a Filmmaker To Watch Award for his film Etienne!
In the shorts category, Destin Daniel’s Short Term 12 received the CineVegas Short Film Jury Prize while Justin Nowell’s Acting For The Camera won a special grand jury prize in directing. The jury also acknowledged Markus Kirschner’s Communion with the CineVegas Nevada Short Film Jury Prize.
The 11th Annual CineVegas Film Festival ran from June 10-15.