DOWNTOWN FILM FESTIVAL L.A. ANNOUNCES 2013 FILM AWARDS

Prevertere,’ ’25,000 Mile Love Story’ and
‘Circle The Wagen’ Nab Top Feature Honors

LOS ANGELES – July 19, 2013 – The 5th annual Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles Film Awards were announced this evening before an enthusiastic audience gathered at Exchange L.A. dance club, located in the historic Old Pacific Stock Exchange Building in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

In the Feature Film categories, director Brian McGuire’s romantic drama “Prevertere,” the festival’s Centerpiece Film presentation, grabbed Best Feature-Narrative honors. Ryan Green’s “Circle The Wagen” took home the Best Feature-Documentary Prize for its amusing depiction of a road trip in which a vintage VW Bus played a leading role. The coveted Feature-Audience Favorite Award was captured by “The 25,000 Mile Love Story,” directed by John Davies, an entirely different kind of road film about an endurance athlete who literally ran around the world, accompanied every step by his equally adventurous wife.

“Diamond On Vinyl,” a romantic drama, took home two Feature Film awards: Best Director for J.R. Hughto and Best Ensemble Performance for the cast.

In the Short Film categories, “Idiot.” took top honors in the narrative category while “Learning To Live” captured the best documentary award. The Audience Favorite Award went to “Lil Tokyo Reporter.”

A complete list of the 2013 award-winners follows.FEATURESFEATURE FILM – BEST SCREENPLAY
I’M HARRY CLARK
WRITER: MICKEY BLAINEBEST FEATURE – DOCUMENTARY
CIRCLE THE WAGEN
DIRECTOR: RYAN GREENBEST FEATURE – NARRATIVE
PREVERTERE
DIRECTOR: BRIAN MCGUIRE

FEATURE FILM – BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
DIAMOND ON VINYL
ACTORS: BRIAN MCGUIRE, NINA MILLIN, SONJA KINSKI

FEATURE FILM – BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
COUNTERPUNCH
ACTOR: ALVARO ORLANDO

FEATURE FILM – BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
SUBMERGE
ACTRESS: LILY HALL

FEATURE FILM – BEST DIRECTING
DIAMOND ON VINYL
DIRECTOR: J.R. HUGHTO

FEATURE FILM – AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARD
25,000 MILE LOVE STORY
DIRECTOR: JOHN DAVIES

SHORTS

SHORT FILM – BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
FARMHAND
CINEMATOGRAPHER: BENJAMIN THOMAS

BEST SHORT – FOREIGN
THE ROBBER (DER RÄUBER)
DIRECTOR: FELIX SCHAFFERT

BEST SHORT – DOCUMENTARY
LEARNING TO LIVE
DIRECTORS: MALINA FAGAN, ASHLEY MORADIPOUR, KATIE WISE

BEST SHORT – NARRATIVE
IDIOT.
DIRECTOR: AARON HARVEY

SHORT FILM – BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
WHEN SKIES ARE BLUE
ACTOR: JAMES PATRICK GALLAGHER

SHORT FILM – BEST DIRECTING
SKIN
DIRECTOR: JORDANA SPIRO

SHORT FILM – AUDIENCE FAVORITE AWARD
LIL TOKYO REPORTER
DIRECTOR: JEFFREY GEE CHIN

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