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Durango Film Festival announces this year’s winners

“Ibiza Blue,” by Jesus Lloveras, took home the best narrative feature at this year’s Durango Film festival. (Courtesy)

The 18th annual Durango Independent Film Festival was held last week, offering movie lovers 96 films in a variety of categories.

Here are this year’s winners:

2023 Audience Award Winners
  • Best Narrative Feature Film: “Gringa,” EJ Foerster and Marny Eng.
  • Best Documentary Feature Film: “If These Walls Could Sing,” Mary McCartney.
  • Best Documentary Short: “Pony Boys,” Eric Stange.
  • Best Short Film: “The Stupid Boy,” Phil Dunn.
  • Best Native Cinema Film: “Remember the Children,” Arlo Iron Cloud.
  • Best Adventure Film: “Between Giants,” Maxwell Frost.
  • Best Family Film: “The Blake,” Courtney Sposato.
  • Best REEL Learning Film: “The Drive,” Dan Karlok.
  • Best Narrative Feature: “Ibiza Blue,” Jesus Lloveras.
  • Honorable Mention Narrative Feature: “Gringa,” EJ Foerster and Mary Eng.
  • Best Performance Male Actor Narrative Feature: “Mark Elias,” Boy Makes Girl.
  • Best Performance Female Actor Narrative Feature: Anne Ratte Polle, “Everbody Wants to Be Loved.”
  • Best Documentary Feature: “Of Medicine and Miracles,” Ross Kauffman.
  • Best Documentary Short: “American Scar,” Daniel Lombroso.
  • Best Native Cinema Film: “Older Than The Crown,” Derrick LaMere.
  • Best Adventure Film: “Between Giants,” Maxwell Frost.
  • Best Live Action Narrative Short: “17 Minutes with Nora,” Imanol Ruiz de Lara.
  • Best Animated Short: “Where The Winds Die,” Pejman Alipour.