2016 DANCES WITH FILMS AWARD WINNERS AT CLOSING FESTIVAL GALA
“VIRTUAL REVOLUTION” And “NEXT STOP” taking top prizes
(LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 13, 2016) The Dances With Films, the paradigmatic Film Festival in Los Angeles announced their Awards winners at Sunday’s Awards Gala and the closing night of its 19th Festival edition. This year’s Dances With Films (DWF) showcased an exceptional and diverse group of filmmakers premiering 161 films, with the competitive lineup including 16 narrative features and 31 short films. The 47 competitive films line-up with a record 47 premieres – 22 World, 3 North American, 1 US premieres, 15 West Coast, 2 California, 1 Los Angeles, and 3 Southern California.
LIFE OF THE PARTY – directed by Jeff Lorch, won DWF’s 2016 Short Film Challenge sponsored by Blackmagic Design.
10 filmmakers were given the opportunity to create a 2 minute short film during the festival using a little inspiration from our favorite spirit… Hendrick’s Gin.
All the films were shot with Blackmagic URSA Mini cameras – the world’s lightest handheld Super 35 digital film camera!