I obviously didn’t make it to Cinevegas this year but Indiewire reported this morning on the prizewinners. Kyle Patrick Alvarez‘s Easier With Practice, concerning a lonely-guy author who falls for a mysterious phone sex caller while on a road trip to promote his unpublished novel, won the feature competition Grand Jury Prize. (Who promotes unpublished novels?)
Writers Cory Knauf and Joseph McKelheer and director Robert Saitzyk won an Exceptional Artistic Achievement Award for Godspeed, a dramatic thriller “set in the lingering light of the Alaskan midnight sun,” per press notes. The doc award went to Douglas Tirola‘s em>All In: The Poker Movie.
Jessica Oreck‘s Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo won a Special Documentary Jury Prize for Artistic Vision. Destin Daniel‘s Short Term 12 won the CineVegas Short Film Jury Prize . Justin Nowell‘s Acting for the Camera won a special Grand Jury Prize in Directing.