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L.A. Film Festival: ‘Short Term 12’ Wins Audience Award

Jury names "Mother, I Love You" top feature and "Code Black" best documentary

“Short Term 12,” Destin Daniel Cretton‘s drama set in a foster care facility, captured the audience award for best narrative feature Sunday as the Los Angeles Film Festival handed out awards.

The festival jury named Janis Nords’ Latvian drama “Mother, I Love You” was named best narrative feature and Ryan McGarry’s exploration of the healthcare system, “Code Black,” won the documentary award.

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"Short Term 12" took the grand jury and audience awards at South by Southwest film festival earlier this year. Cinedigm plans to release the film, starring Brie Larson, in August. Cinedigm has scheduled an August 23 theatrical release for “Short Term 12.”

The list of winners:

Best Narrative Feature
“Mother, I Love You,” directed by Janis Nords

Best Documentary Feature)
“Code Black,” directed by Ryan McGarry

Best Performance in the Narrative Competition
Geetanjali Thapa in Kamar K.M’s I.D.”

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
“Short Term 12,” directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
“American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” directed by Grace Lee

Audience Award for Best International Feature
“Wadjda,” directed by Haifaa Al Mansour

Best Narrative Short Film
“Walker,” directed by Tsai Ming-Liang

Best Documentary Short Film
“Stone,” directed by Kevin Jerome Everson

Best Animated/Experimental Short Film
“Oh Willy…,” directed by Emma De Sweaf, Marc James Roels

Audience Award for Best Short Film
“Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven” directed by Åsa Blanck and Johan Palmgren

Audience Award for Best Music Video
“Katachi” directed by Kijek/Adamski