The after-party began as everyone waited for the final ballots to be counted. There were plenty of people, lots of chocolate and the filmmakers and general public mingled to discuss their films and the festival.
There was a diverse mix of fantastic film choices at the DCIFF this year so it was very competitive as each film was of very high quality. At the end of each film the audience is balloted and the final scores are counted just in time for the wrap party.
And the winners of the 2013 DC Indie Film Festival are…
Best of Fest
Let There Be Light – Peter Swanson, Director
Oros (The Coinbearer) – Paul Sta. Ana, Director
Best International Film
Camera Shy – Mark Sawers, Director
The New Woman: Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky – Gillian Willman, Director
Best Live Action Short
Volti – Antonio De Palo, Director
Make A Wish – Hee Jin Kim, Director
Best Metro DC Film
Skunked – Chris Portal, Merri Lisa Trigilio and Laura Wagner, Directors
Congratulations to the winners and to all the filmmakers for their achievements!