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LA Film Fest ends with screening of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

MUMBAI:Stephane Lafleur‘s Familiar Ground has won the Narrative Film Competition at the The Los Angeles Film Festival while Beverly Kopf and Bobbie Birleffi‘s Wish Me Away took away the best documentary award. Both the awards include a $15,000 cash prize.


Amber Sealey, Kent Osborne, Amanda Street, and Gabriel Diamond collectively received the Best Performance award for their roles in Amber Sealey’s How to Cheat. The award for Best Narrative Short Film went to Saba Riazi’s The Wind Is Blowing on My Street while short Best Documentary went to Susan Koenen’s I Am a Girl!. Mikey Please’s The Eagleman Stag won the award for Best Animated short film.


In Audience Awards, the award for the best narrative feature went to Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block while the award for the best documentary was lapped up by Michael Rapaport‘s Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. Asif Kapadia’s Senna won the Audience Award for best international feature.


The Audience Award for best short film went to Joe Rosen’s Blind Date while Can’t Shake This Feeling directed by The General Assembly’s Adam Littke, Ryan McNeill, Adam Willis won the Audience Award for best music video for Grum.


The Los Angeles Film Festival opened on 16 June with the world premiere of Richard Linklater’s Bernie and closed on Sunday with the world premiere of FilmDistrict’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.

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