Film Independent’s 19th Annual Los Angeles Film Festival, supported by L.A. LIVE and the Los Angeles Times, wrapped last weekend. This year, the fest, which showcases the best in new American and international cinema, showed 200+ features, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries. Programs include the Filmmaker Retreat, Poolside Chats, Master Classes, and more. Plus, the Festival screens short films created by high school students and has a special section devoted to music videos.

And the 2013 winners are …

DIRECTV Documentary Award (for Best Documentary Feature): Code Black directed by Ryan McGarry, Producer: Linda Goldstein Knowlton

Best Performance in the Narrative Competition: Geetanjali Thapa in Kamar K.M’s I.D.

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature: Short Term 12, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Producers: Maren Olson, Asher Goldstein, Joshua Astrachan, Ron Najor; Cast: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Keith Stanfield, Rami Malek

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, directed by Grace Lee, Producers: Grace Lee, Caroline Libresco, Austin Wilkin; Featuring: Grace Lee Boggs

Audience Award for Best International Feature: Sony Pictures Classics’ Wadjda, directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, Producers:                     Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul; Featuring: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf

HONOLULU FILM OFFICE AWARD for Best Narrative Short Film: Walker, directed by Tsai Ming-Liang, Producer: Chen Kuan-Ying; Cast: Lee Kang-Sheng

HONOLULU FILM OFFICE AWARD for Best Documentary Short Film: Stone, directed by Kevin Jerome Everson, Producers: Madeleine Molyneaux, Kevin Jerome Everson

HONOLULU FILM OFFICE AWARD for Best Animated/Experimental Short Film: Oh Willy…, directed by Emma De Sweaf, Marc James Roels, Producers: Ben Tesseur, Nidia Santiago

Audience Award for Best Short Film: Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven, directed by Åsa Blanck and Johan Palmgren, Producer: Åsa Blanck

Audience Award for Best Music Video: Katachi, directed by Kijek/Adamski, Music: Shugo Tokumaru

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