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‘De Lo Mio’ Wins Best Narrative Feature at 2019 Indie Memphis Film Festival

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Indie Memphis Film Festival have announced their 2019 edition winners. Taking the prize for Best Narrative Feature is Diana Peralta‘s deeply familial “De Lo Mio,” about estranged siblings reuniting in the Dominican Republic.

The festival’s award for Best Documentary Feature went to “Midnight in Paris,” directed by James Blagden and Roni Moore. The film captures the intense teenage anticipation of prom week in Flint, Michigan. Blagden and Moore also were the Jury Poster Competition winners for the film’s poster design. Both the Narrative and Documentary Competition.

In addition, Nubia Yasin was named the recipient of the $10K Bounty Prize at the Black Creators Forum Pitch Rally for her treatment for her very personal film “See Jane Run.” Yasin was also the IndieGrant Documentary Winner for her short “Cut Up” on Saturday night and is proving herself to be a filmmaker to watch.

The Indie Memphis Film Festival awarded cinematographer Sean Price Williams with their Cinematography Award. Williams has been the Director of Photography of films including the Safdie brothers’ “Good Time,” “Her Smell,” “Heaven Knows What,” “Human Affairs” and “Iris.”

Find the full list of festival winners below.

Black Creators Forum Pitch Rally Recipient
$10,000 provided by Epicenter Memphis
Nubia Yasin’s “See Jane Run”

Best After Dark Short
($500 Cash Prize)
“We Die Alone” by Marc Cartwright

Best Music Video
“Got It, Got It” by Darrius The Greatest

Best Departure Short
“Mirrors” by Jas Marie

Best Departure Feature
($500 Cash Prize)
EMPTY METAL by Adam Khalil, Bayley Sweitzer

Best Sounds Feature
($500 Cash Prize)
BAKOSÓ: AFROBEATS OF CUBA by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi

Jury Poster Competition Winner
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

Ron Tibbet Excellence Award
THE UNICORN by Isabelle Dupuis & Tim Geraghty

Craig Brewer Award
Numa Perrier (JEZEBEL)

Soul of Southern Film Award
YOU GAVE ME SONG: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF ALICE GERRARD by Kenny Dalsheimer

Vision Award
Iddo Patt

Indie Award
Alicia George

Cinematography Award
Sean Price Williams

Sean Price Williams

IndieGrant Documentary Winner
Nubia Yasin for ”Cut Up”

IndieGrant Narrative Winner #1
Abby Meyers for “Orifice”

IndieGrant Narrative Winner #2
Noah Glenn for “The Secret”

Best Hometowner Feature
($1,000 cash prize)
LIL BUCK: REAL SWAN by Louis Wallecan

Best Animated Short
“Into the Flame” by Sean McClintock

Best Hometowner Music Video
“Healing Creek” by Kevin Brooks

Best Hometowner Documentary Short
($500 Cash Prize)
“Floating Pilgrims” by David Goodman

Best Hometowner Narrative Short
($500 Cash Prize)
“Soul Man” by Kyle Taubken

Best Documentary Short
($500 Cash Prize)
“Sidelots” by Atieno Nyar Kasagam

Best Documentary Feature
($1,000 cash prize)
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS by James Blagden, Roni Moore

Duncan-Williams Scriptwriting Award
($1,000 cash prize)
NO ORDINARY LOVE by Chyna Robinson

Best Narrative Short
($500 Cash Prize)
“I’m the One Who’s Singing” by Blair Seab McClendon

Best Narrative Feature
($1,000 Cash Prize)
DE LO MIO by Diana Peralta

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