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
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