‘Amira & Sam’ Top Napa Valley Film Festival Awards

Amira and Sam Wins Napa Valley

Writer/director Sean Mullin’s “Amira & Sam” took home both the jury award for narrative feature and the audience award for narrative feature at the fourth Napa Valley Film Festival on Sunday. The jury award for documentary feature went to “An Honest Liar” by directors  Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein, while the audience award for documentary feature went to “States of Grace” by Helen Cohen and Mark Lipman.

Zoe Kravitz and Dev Patel were awarded the audience awards for actress and actor for their roles in “The Road Within.”

The festival also played host to additional events celebrating actors, honoring Kevin Costner with the first BVisionary Filmmaker Award, Michelle Monaghan with the Spotlight Award, Shailene Woodley with the Indie Impact Award and Jeremy Jordan with the Rising Star Award.

“2014 was the filmmaking equivalent of a vintage that will go down in history. The films here touched audience in ways that will last for a long, long time,” said Dan Geller, member of the Jury for documentary features and Shorts.

The fest took place between Nov. 12-16 in 14 different venues across Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Festival co-founders and directors Brenda and Marc Lhormer oversaw the screenings of 125 films in 14 venues.

The full list of awards is below:

JURY AWARDS

Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature — Amira & Sam.

Jury Award for Best Screenplay — East Side Sushi.

Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast — Little Accidents.

Jury Award for Best Animated Short — The Missing Scarf.

Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature — An Honest Liar.

Jury Award for Best Documentary Short — White Earth.

Jury Award for Best Narrative Short — tie between Looms and Selling Rosario.

Honorable Mention for Narrative Shorts — Leonard in Slow Motion.

Special Jury Prize – Documentary — #chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes On A Dictator.

Special Jury Prize – Features (Cinematography & Art Direction) — Kinderwald.

Special Jury Prize – Features (Soundtrack) — Song One.

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Audience Award for Favorite Actor — Dev Patel from The Road Within.

Audience Award for Favorite Actress — Zoe Kravitz from The Road Within.

Audience Award for Favorite Animated Short — The Missing Scarf.

Audience Award for Favorite Documentary Feature — States of Grace.

Audience Award for Favorite Documentary Short — Slomo.

Audience Award for Favorite Lounge Feature — Bar America.

Audience Award for Favorite Narrative Feature — Amira & Sam.

Audience Award for Favorite Narrative Short — The Gunfighter.

The runner-up for Narrative Shorts — Care.

Second runner-up — Selling Rosario.

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