#SBIFF Announces 2017 Winners

Posted by Larry Gleeson

The  32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced it film awards. This morning over breakfast at The Fess Parker filmmakers were thanked for their participation and the following awards were bestowed:

Audience Choice Award
sponsored by the Santa Barbara Independent
MY HERO BROTHER
Directed by Yonatan Nir

Best Documentary Award
MY HERO BROTHER
Directed by Yonatan Nir

Jeffrey C. Barbakow Award – Best International Feature Film
THE CONSTITUTION
Directed by Rajko Grlić

Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema
THE GOOD CATHOLIC
Directed by Paul Shoulberg

Nueva Vision Award for Spain/Latin America Cinema
TAMARA
Directed by Elia K. Schneider

Social Justice Award for Documentary Film
ANGRY INUK
Directed by Althea Arnaquq-Baril

ADL Stand Up Award
sponsored by Santa Barbara and Tri-Counties ADL
STRAWBERRY DAYS
Directed by Wiktor Ericsson

Valhalla Award for Best Nordic Film
SÁMI BLOOD
Directed by Amanda Kernell

Best Documentary Short Film Award
REFUGE
Directed by Matthew K. Firpo

Best Documentary Short Film Award
REFUGEE
Directed by Joyce Chen and Emily Moore

Bruce Corwin Award – Best Live Action Short Film
IT’S BEEN LIKE A YEAR
Directed by Cameron Fay

Bruce Corwin Award – Best Animated Short Film
CONFINO
Directed by Nico Bonomolo

The festival has year-round programs and screenings including its weekly Showcase Film Series and its Wave Film Festivals featuring films from foreign and exotic locales including Spain, France and Asia. For more information visit sbiff.org.

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