‘Tapia’ wins SFIFF audience, documentary awards

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday and featured more than 100 films screened at various locations in the City Different.

The festival featured the sold-out New Mexico premiere of the documentary, “Tapia” on Oct. 17 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

John Waters was awarded the American Filmmaker Award and Wes Studi was given the American Actor Award.

Here are the list of juried award winners at the festival:

Best Narrative Feature — “This Is Where We Live” by John Barrett and Marc Menchaca

Best Documentary Feature — “Tapia” directed by Eddie Alcazar

The crowd lines up at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe on Oct. 17. (Adrian Gomez/Journal

The crowd lines up at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe on Oct. 17. (Adrian Gomez/Journal)

Best Narrative Short — “Into the Silent Sea” directed Anderej Landin

Best Short Animation — “Josephine and the Roach” by Jonathan Langager

Best Documentary Short — “Baking Alaska” by Kari Barber

Best New Mexican film — “Eve Angelic” directed by Luca Ceccarelli

Audience Choice Feature — “Tapia”

Honorable Mention — “Perfect Strangers” by Jan Krawitz

Audience Choice Short — “Record Breaker” by Ryan Velasquez

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