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‘Bang Bang Baby,’ ‘Hip Hop-eration’ Win at Santa Barbara Film Festival

Bang Bang Baby,” directed by Jeffrey St. Jules, won the Santa Barbara Film Festival’s Spirit Award for Independent Cinema at Saturday’s prize ceremony.

New Zealand’s “Hip Hop-eration,” directed by Bryn Evans, won the Audience Choice Award. The film follows a group of senior citizens on mission to perform at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas.

Belgium’s “All Cats Are Grey,” directed by Savina Dellicour, won the International Film Award, while the Documentary Award went to “Children of the Arctic,” directed by Nick Brandestini.

Other awards at the 30th edition of the festival went to “Happy Times” with the Nueva Vision Award, “Monument” for best Eastern European Film and “Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey” with the Santa Barbara Features award.

Additional awards include live action short film under 30 Minutes to “The Answers,” animation short film to “Load,” documentary short to “Life After Pi” and the social justice award to “A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake.”

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