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Durango Independent Film Festival announces 2019 award winners

Durango native Taylor Graham won Honorable Mention – Documentary Short for “Glen Canyon Rediscovered.”

The 14th annual Durango Independent Film Festival took place Wednesday through Sunday.

A wide variety of films were entered in the festival, including shorts, documentaries and feature films.

Here are the winners:

Audience Award winners

Best Narrative Feature Film: “DOE,” Justin Foia.Best Documentary Film: “Ascending Afghanistan: Rising Women,” Erik Osterholm.Best Short Film: “The Fruits of Clouds,” Katerina Karhankova.Native Cinema: “Spider Woman’s Web,” Larry Ruiz.Best Adventure Film: “Ascending Afghanistan: Rising Women,” Erik Osterholm.Best Family Film: “Wild Toddler Chronicles: Motivations,” Brian Lewis.Best School Film: “Imagination: Tom Wallisch,” David Mossop.

Juror Award winners

Best Narrative Feature Film: “DOE,” Justin Foia.Best Documentary Film: “Ascending Afghanistan: Rising Women,” Erik Osterholm.Best Short Film: “The Fruits of Clouds,” Katerina Karhankova.Native Cinema: “Spider Woman’s Web,” Larry Ruiz.Best Adventure Film: “Ascending Afghanistan: Rising Women,” Erik Osterholm.Best Family Film: “Wild Toddler Chronicles: Motivations,” Brian Lewis.Best School Film: “Imagination: Tom Wallisch,” David Mossop.Best Narrative Feature Film: “I May Regret,” Graham Streeter. Honorable Mention – Narrative Feature Film: “For Izzy,” Alex Chu.Best Documentary Feature: “Letter from Masanjia,” Leon Lee.Honorable Mention – Documentary Feature: “This is Home,” Alexandra Shiva. Best Documentary Short: “Unforgiveable/Imperdonabile,” Giosue Petrone.Honorable Mention – Documentary Short: “Glen Canyon Rediscovered,” Taylor Graham.Best Live Action Narrative Short: “Swagger Back,” George Kenyon.Honorable Mention – Narrative Short: “Masquerade,” Andrew Hawkins and “Raceland,” Scott Bloom.Juror Award – Best Animated Short: “The Fruits of Clouds,” Katerina Karhankova.

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