Sarasota fest unveils winners


Lee Isaac Chung's "Munyurangabo" took the best narrative feature award, while Gonzalo Arijon's "Stranded: I Have Come From a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains" was named best documentary feature at the Sarasota Film Festival Competition and Audience Awards, which were held at the Longboat Key Club and Resort in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday.

A special documentary jury prize was presented to Tamar Yarom's "To See If I'm Smiling."

Joshua Safdie's "The Pleasure of Being Robbed" earned the Independent Visions Competition Award and also copped the the Heineken Red Star Award. A special jury prize for cinematography went to James Laxton for his work on Barry Jenkins' "Medicine for Melancholy."

Audience favorite awards went to Jeremy Podeswa's "Fugitive Pieces," narrative feature; Jody Lambert's "Of All the Things," documentary feature; Juha Wuolijoki's "Christmas Story," world cinema; and Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega's "La Corona," short film.