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Indie Memphis Announces Award-Winners

by Soraya Alcalá
Indie Memphis EMEDIA

Indie Memphis Film Festival, presented by Duncan-Williams, Inc., is pleased to announce this year’s award-winners. The ceremony was held virtually on the evening of October 28th and awards were presented by festival staff, as well as members of the awards juries. Adjusting to the changing landscape, this year’s festival was held “Online and Outdoors” as film lovers from all over the world will participate in the virtual screenings and events. The 2020 festival screened over 230 feature films, shorts, and music videos, with most screenings followed by filmmaker Q&As.

Jury awards highlights include Best Narrative Feature for Emma Seligman’s SHIVA BABY, Best Documentary Feature for Anthony Banua-Simon’s CANE FIRE, Best Hometowner Feature for Lauren Ready’s WE CAN’T WAIT, Best Sounds Feature for Lily Renae’s BORN BALEARIC: JON SA TRINXA AND THE SPIRIT OF IBIZA, and Best Departures Feature for Tali Yankelevich’s MY DARLING SUPERMARKET, among others.

The Festival Awards, decided by Indie Memphis Festival staff, include the Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking Award for Ephraim Asili (THE INHERITANCE), the Craig Brewer Emerging Filmmaker Award for Gillian Horvat (I BLAME SOCIETY), and the Soul of Southern Film Award for Lawrence Matthews (THE HUB), among others.

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The mission of Indie Memphis, a 501(c)3 arts organization, is to create community through 
independent film and support the development of filmmakers. Learn more at IndieMemphis.com

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