Oak Cliff Film Fest 2013 Announces Competition Awards and Special Jury Prizes

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The 2nd Annual Oak Cliff Film Festival concluded Sunday, June 9 (technically Monday, June 10 about 4:37 a.m.). We are proud to announce this year’s winning films as selected by our jury:

Narrative Feature Competition

Best Narrative Feature: "Congratulations!" Dir. by Mike Brune

Special Jury Prize for Acting: Anna Margaret Hollyman ("White Reindeer")

Documentary Feature Competition

Best Documentary Feature: "Medora" Dir. Davy Rothbart & Andrew Cohn

Shorts Competition

Best Narrative Short: "Social Butterfly" Dir. Lauren Wolkstein

Honorable Mention: "The Chair" Dir. Grainger David

Best Documentary Short: "You Can't Always Get What You Want" Dir. Scott Calonico

Honorable Mention: "Slomo" Dir. Joshua Izenberg

Special Jury Prize for Animated Short: "Feral" Dir. Daniel Sousa

Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short: "Irish Folk Furniture" Dir. Tony Donaghue

Best Student Short: "Undocumented Dreams" Dir. Sara Masetti

Honorable Mention: "GBFF" Dir. Atheena Frizzell

Honorable Mention: "Latent" Dir. Nate Kantor

The narrative features jury included Kim Yutani, a fourteen-year programmer for the Sundance Film Festival; A.A. Dowd, film editor for The Onion's A.V. Club and former contributor to Time Out Chicago; and Steve Dollar, who writes a weekly repertory cinema column for the Wall Street Journal. The documentary features jury included Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker David Hartstein (“Where Soldiers Come From”); documentary filmmaker, producer and editor, Sam Douglas, who regularly works with PBS, HBO, A&E, The Discovery Channel and The Food Network; and D Magazine's Arts Editor, Peter Simek.

The Shorts juries included award-winning filmmaker, Clay Liford (“Wuss,” “Earthling”); Dennis Bishop, motion picture production chair at KD Studios and former VP of Production at HBO; Cynthia Mulcahy, visual artist, curator and farmer; Bart Weiss, UTA film professor and co-founder of VideoFest; and Carolyn Macartney, SMU film professor and award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer whose work has appeared on VH1, MTV, Showtime and PBS.

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