Special Programming Awards
DEEPSOUTH, Directed by Lisa Biagiotti
For shining a spotlight on the HIV/AIDS crisis and its too often overlooked effects on the rural South, and for honoring the men and women of various races and classes who selflessly and tirelessly fight the good fight.
ANIMALS, Directed by Marçal Forés
For its darkly comical and occasionally disturbing portrayal of a young man’s unsettling coming of age, its stunning cinematography, captivating performances, willingness to keep audiences guessing, and for a talking teddy bear unlike any other.
Diego Ruiz, Writer/Director/Actor, IGLOO
As co-writer, director and star of this eccentric and unpredictable Chilean debut feature, this gifted artist mixes romance, psychosis and improvisational dance to thrilling effect.