Awards and Honors

Denver Film Festival Announces Winners From Its 39th Celebration


Last weekend, the Denver Film Festival wrapped its 39th year after twelve days of screenings featuring more than 250 films from fifty-plus countries and 55,000 film-goers in attendance. Now that the last bits of popcorn have been swept up, the Denver Film Society, which produces the DFF every year, has announced the winners of its audience and juried awards.

Every year, DFF audiences at every screening get to determine the winner of the Starz People’s Choice Awards. This year, the Best Narrative Feature award went to Gareth Evans’s Lion, an adoption drama starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman that will be released later this year. Best Documentary Feature went to The Eagle Huntress, directed by Otto Bell; Best Short Film went to Lewis Rose’s The Chop; and Best Music Video went to the Avalanches for their music video for “Subway,” directed by France’s Mrzyk & Moriceau.

Other juries, made up of the industry's best, get to vet more specific awards. Continue reading for more festival winners.
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Keith Garcia is a filmmaker, writer and secret agent looking for love and the perfect slice of pizza. If he looks familiar, it's probably because he introduced a film you watched in Denver sometime between 1996 and 2014.
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