This past Sunday, the Arkansas Times Closing Night Awards Gala took place at the Clinton Presidential Center.
The Audience Award went to Wolf, directed and written by Ya’Ke Smith.
The Made in Arkansas Awards were:
Charles B. Pierce Award Best Film Short Film — “The Man in the Moon” (directed by Kim Risi)
Best Director — Edmond Prince (Imraan Ismail) “Shattered”
Best Actor — Sam Pettit “Cain and Abel”
The World Shorts Award went to “The God Phone,” directed by DC Marcial
The LRFF Youth! Awards were:
Youth Film Award — “Colors in White” Fayetteville High School
Youth Spirit Award — Har-Ber High School
THEA Foundation Scholarships — “Ratical” Hot Springs High School; “Colors in White” Fayetteville High School
The Music Video Awards:
Arkansas Music Video — Swimming
Music Video — The Memory Tapes
The Diamond Award went to filmmakers Jay Russell and Jeff Nichols.
Oxford American Best Southern Film — Pilgrim Song, directed by Martha Stephens
Golden Rock Award for Best Documentary Film — High Tech Low Life, directed by Steohen Maing
Golden Rock Award for Best Narrative Film — Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed Benh Zeitlin