Asheville Film Festival winners

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Annual event announces its top picks

By Matt Brunson

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Sita Sings the Blues

The sixth annual Asheville Film Festival wrapped up this past weekend, and here are the winners in the various categories.

(For the record, I served as one of the judges for Best Feature Film, along with Dear Jesse and Loggerheads writer-director Tim Kirkman and Mountain Xpress film critic Ken Hanke.)

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FEATURE FILM

Winner: Bart Got a Room

Runner-Up: Sita Sings the Blues

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DOCUMENTARY

Winner: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Runner-Up: Under Our Skin

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SHORT FILM

Winner: Spielzeugland/Toyland

Runner-Up: More Control

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STUDENT FILM

Winner: The Vaudevillian

Runner-Up: Come Back Sweet Heart

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ANIMATION

Winner: Sebastian's Voodoo

Runner-Up: My Uncle Arnie

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Feature Film: The Flyboys

Documentary: American Outrage

Short Film: Finders Keepers

Student Film: Bean

Animation: Sebastian's Voodoo

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ETV SOUTHERN LENS AWARD

Why We Smoke

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Brad Dourif

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Frank Pierson

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