‘Enforcement Hours,’ ‘Departing Gesture’ Take Top Prizes at TheWrap’s Shortlist Film Festival 2019 (Video)

ShortList 2019: Two documentaries take top prizes and ”No Sanctuary,“ by Nathan Knox of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, wins the student competition

“Enforcement Hours,” director Paloma Martinez’s timely documentary short about a hotline for immigrants in San Francisco, won the Industry Prize at TheWrap’s Shortlist Film Festival.

Brian Bolster and Jonathan Napolitano’s “Departing Gesture,” a documentary short centered on a funeral director in the heart of the South confronted by societal shame and ignorance as he handles the bodies of people who have died of AIDS, took the Audience Prize at an awards ceremony held Thursday at the W Hollywood and hosted by Harvey Guillén, star of FX’s “What We Do in The Shadows.”

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