|Seckeita Lewis’ “Jerico” was crowned the Audience Award-winning Narrative
Feature at the 2016 Macon Film Festival.
The 2016 Macon Film Festival was a roaring success on all fronts. Kicking off with a Sundance Institute Short Film Master Class and a 30th anniversary screening of “Pretty in Pink” with special guest Andrew McCarthy, the 11th edition of the festival continued the trends of growth in attendance and maturity in programming.
The Jury and Audience Award winners have been released, with no film taking more than one prize. “Jasmine” won the Narrative Feature jury award, while Linda J. Brown’s “You See Me” took home the Documentary jury prize. Georgia-lensed documentary “Hotel Clermont” was the audience’s choice in the nonfiction lineup. “Jerico” won the Karen Black Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature.
Check out the full list of winners after the jump.
- “Bird Dog” directed by Katrina Whalen
Best LGBT Film
- “How to Be Alone” directed by Erez Eisenstein
- “You See Me” directed by Linda J. Brown
Best Narrative Short
- “Cowboys” directed by Bernabe Rico
Best Narrative Feature
- “Cab Elvis” directed by Andrew Franks
- “Farmer/Veteran” directed by Alix Blair
Melvyn Douglas Best in Show Award
- “Autumn Fall” directed by Jan Fardoen
- “Almost Home” directed by BJ Golnick
- “Jerico” directed by Seckeita Lewis
- Andrew McCarthy