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2022 Indie Memphis Film Festival Announces Award Winners

Another film festival has announced some prizes. This time, it’s the Indie Memphis Film Festival, with their 2022 winners now released. Taking the top prize this year is Our Father, The Devil, but you can see all of the winners below.

Here is the press release announcement of the festival winners:

2022 Indie Memphis Film Festival Award-Winners

Winners by Category

Jury Awards

Narrative Features
Awarded by Jury Members Marlowe Granados, Doreen St. Félix

  • Best Narrative Feature, OUR FATHER, THE DEVIL (Dir. Ellie Foumbi) – $1K Cash Prize
  • Duncan Williams Best Screenplay Award, ACTUAL PEOPLE (Dir. Kit Zauhar) – $1K Cash Prize, sponsored by Duncan Williams, Inc.

Documentary Features
Awarded by Jury Members Brooke Marine, Tara Violet Niami, Tchaiko Omawale; Sponsored by Classic American Hardwoods

  • Best Documentary Feature, SAM NOW (Dir. Reed Harkness) – $1K Cash Prize
  • Special Jury Mention for Revolutionary Cinema, SILENT BEAUTY (Dir. Jasmin Mara López)
  • Special Jury Mention for Transcendent Cinema, OUTTA THE MUCK  (Dir. Ira McKinley, Bhawin Suchak)

Awarded by Jury Members Jessica Chriesman, Brandon Harris, Larry Karaszewski; Sponsored by Tennessee Entertainment Commission

  • Best Hometowner Feature, THE ‘VOUS (Dir. Jack Lofton) – $1K Cash Prize
  • Best Hometowner Narrative Short, “Nordo” (Dir. Kyle Taubken) – $500 Cash Prize
  • Best Hometowner Documentary Short, “What We’ll Never Know” (Dir. Lauren Ready) – $500 Cash Prize


Awarded by Jury Members Blair McClendon, Ashley Clark, Yasmina Price

  • Best Departures Feature, THIS HOUSE (CETTE MAISON) (Dir. Miryam Charles) – $500 Cash Prize
  • Best Departures Mid-Length Film, “Civic” (Dir. Dwayne LeBlanc)
  • Best Departures Short, “Maya at 24” (Dir. Lynn Sachs)

Awarded by Maya Cade, Rōgan Graham, Sydney Urbanek

  • Best Sounds Feature, KUMINA QUEEN (Dir. Nyasha Laing) – $500 Cash Prize
  • Best National Music Video, “Vacant Spaces” (Dir. Joe Baughman)
  • Best Hometowner Music Video, “Don’t Come Home” (Dir. Emily Rooker)

Awarded by Jury Members Laure Bender, Faridah Gbadamosi, Kate Gondwe

  • Best Narrative Short, “Sugar Glass Bottle” (Dir. Neo Sora)  – $500 Cash Prize
  • Best Documentary Short, “The Body is a House of Familiar Rooms” by Eloise Sherrid + Lauryn Welch – $500 Cash Prize

Awarded by Jury Members Mandy Marcus, Soraya McDonald, Maria Santos; Sponsored by Mark Jones with Rentals and Donations Provided by Firefly Grip & Electric, LensRentals, Music + Arts Studio, and VIA.

  • “Bluff City Chinese” (Dir. Anna Cai)- $15K Grant ($7.5K cash, $7.5K In-Kind Filmmaking Services)
  • “R.E.G.G.I.N.” (Dir. A.D. Smith) – $15K Grant ($7.5K cash, $7.5K In-Kind Filmmaking Services)

Poster Design
Awarded by Jury Members Brittney Boyd Bullock, Coe Lapossy, Mia Saine

  • THIS HOUSE (CETTE MAISON) (Dir. Miryam Charles) 

Festival Awards

Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking 

  • ME LITTLE ME (Dir. Elizabeth Ayiku)

Craig Brewer Emerging Filmmaker

  • VERY RARE (Dir. Eric Younger)

Soul of Southern Film Award

  • OUTTA THE MUCK by (Dir. Ira McKinley, Bhawin Suchak)

Vision Award

  • Ryan Watt

Indie Award

  • Sallie Sabbatini

Best After Dark Film

  • “Gussy” (Dir. Chris Osborn)

Source: Press Release


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