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

'Bang Bang Baby,' 'Hip Hop-eration' Win

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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  1. Graham says:

    a tiny Island Of Waiheke 35 mins ferry trip from Auckland city with some wonderful oldies wins the hearts of Young and old.. >Fantastic. I Know a number of the Stars of the Hip Hoperation crew Personally and the Eldest Maynie and Kara are Wonderful. in Some ways .this movie has done so much good for the people in it. They don’t receive a Dollar for their Staring roles in this popular movie and struggled to get the funds to get to the USA and recently to cover the cost to perform at a conference for older people in Taiwan so the Producers must be over the moon that is such a success now..Billy Jordan used her Own Money to help some of the Stars cover their fares to the USA she deserves the Praise ..

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