Macon Film Festival: 2016 Award Winners

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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.

Best Student Short

  • “Bird Dog” directed by Katrina Whalen

Best LGBT Film

  • “How to Be Alone” directed by Erez Eisenstein

Best Documentary

  • “You See Me” directed by Linda J. Brown

    Best Narrative Short

    • “Cowboys” directed by Bernabe Rico

      Best Narrative Feature

      Best Music Documentary
      • “Cab Elvis” directed by Andrew Franks
      Best Southern Film
      • “Farmer/Veteran” directed by Alix Blair

      Melvyn Douglas Best in Show Award

      • “Autumn Fall” directed by Jan Fardoen
      Audience Choice Award for Documentary
      Audience Choice Award for Narrative Short
      • “Almost Home” directed by BJ Golnick
      Karen Black Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature
      • “Jerico” directed by Seckeita Lewis
      Lifetime Achievement Award
      • Andrew McCarthy
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