Richie Mehta’s film scooped the Best World Feature prize at the 17th Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF).

The festival ran from April 2-6 in the California locale and wrapped after five days of screenings.

“This has been an extraordinary year,” said SIFF executive director Kevin McNeely. “We are energized by the talent we’ve seen by both emerging and established filmmakers and we’ve enjoyed introducing them to our vibrant community.”

SIFF winners:

Best American Independent Feature
Brahmin Bulls, dir Mahesh Pailoor

Best World Feature
Siddharth, dir Richie Mehta

Best Documentary Feature
The Human Experiment, dir Donald Hardy Jr

Best Narrative Short
Door God, dir Yulin Liu

Best Documentary Short
Happy Hands, dir Honey Lauren

The Stolman Audience Award of $1,000 for Best American Independent Feature
The Fourth Noble Truth, dir Gary T McDonald

A3 Audience Award of $1,000 for Best Documentary
Taking My Parents To Burning Man, dir Joel Ashton McCarthy and Bryant H Boesen

Audience Award of $1,000 for Best World Feature
Butterfly’s Dream, dir Yilmaz Erdogan