The BendFilm Festival, a celebration of independent cinema, wraps up today with rescreenings of some of the most popular films.
To see today’s lineup, go to www.bendfilm.org.
The following films were honored at an awards ceremony Saturday night: Best of Show ($10,000 cash prize): “American Fork,” a feature about an obese grocery clerk who must confront an array of naysayers when he sets out to fulfill his dreams. Katie Merritt Audience Choice Award: Tie between “Outsourced,” a feature film about a man who must train his replacement in India, and “Beyond the Call,” a documentary about three Americans who deliver food and medicine to the frontlines in wars around the world. Best Feature ($2,500 cash prize): “Low and Behold,” a feature about a young man who takes a job processing insurance claims on hurricane-damaged houses in New Orleans, Best Documentary ($2,500 cash prize): “King Corn,” a film about two friends who move to Iowa to grow corn, and an exploration of America’s food system. Best Short ($2,500 cash prize): “Redemption Maddie,” a short about a 14-year-old who uses a rabbit, insulin syringes and sex in an unusual quest for redemption. Best Student Film ($3,000 cash prize): “The Little Gorilla,” a short about a New York City boy mustering the courage to climb a jungle gym. Best Actor: Hubbel Palmer, in “American Fork.” Best Actress: Allison Scagliotti, in “Redemption Maddie.” Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Rouse, in “Low and Behold.” Best Supporting Actress: Danielle K. Thomas, in “Pop Foul,” a short about how, after getting beaten up by a thug, a man and his son attempt to hide the incident from the boy’s mother. Best Screenplay ($1,500 cash prize): Hubbel Palmer, for “American Fork.” Best Direction ($1,500 cash prize): Aaron Katz, for “Quiet City,” a feature about a 21-year-old from Atlanta who finds a companion after she gets lost in Brooklyn. Best Musical Score: “Red White Black and Blue,” a documentary in which two 85-year-old veterans, who fought the Japanese in a covert Alaskan invasion in World War II, revisit the Aleutian island of Attu and remember a 19-day battle there that the American government kept secret. Best Cinematography: “Quiet City.” Best Editing: “The Little Gorilla.” Excellence in Filmmaking by a Female Director ($4,000 cash prize): Lynn Shelton, for “We Go Way Back,” a feature about a 23-year-old actress who refuses to admit to romantic and professional dissatisfaction until a surreal confrontation with her past. Conservation Award ($2,500 cash prize): Colin Stryker, for “River Ways,” a documentary exploring an array of perspectives about the proposal to remove four dams from the Snake River in eastern Washington. Special Jury Prize for a Short Film: “The Ballad of Mary Slade,” where the insects consuming the body of a young woman retell the story of her life and death. Special Jury Prize for a Documentary: “Audience of One,” which follows a Pentecostal minister who sets out to fulfill a mission he received in a vision from God, to create a science-fiction movie based on the biblical story of Joseph.