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Nava’s ‘Family’ tops Tex fest

“My Family,” Gregory Nava’s multigenerational drama of a Mexican-American family, and “Frank and Ollie,” Theodore Thomas’ tribute to Disney animators Frank Thomas (the filmmaker’s father) and Ollie Johnston, won top prizes at the 1995 WorldFest/Houston Intl. Film Festival.

“Frank and Ollie” scored first for the Audience Award, while “My Family” nabbed the grand jury prize for best feature. Other grand jury prize winners include “America’s War on Poverty” (docu), “The Strongest Link” (TV production), “Performance Anxiety” (short) and “NEC Faces” (TV commercial).

WorldFest/Houston presented public screenings of 48 features and 56 shorts April 21-30 at the General Cinema Meyer-park Theatre and the Rice University Media Center.

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