Film Festival honors top films of the year

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Starting March 2, the Las Cruces International Film Festival has seen its biggest attendance ever, close to 10,000 people, as it presented its usual mix of locally filmed movies, celebrities including William H. Macy and Don Foster, and four theatres showing a full variety of films at the Allen Theatres Cineplex. Saturday evening Festival winners were announced and prizes awarded. The festival ended Sunday, March 6 with a showing of all the festival winners.

Grand Jury Prize: “All the World is Sleeping”

Best Director: Alejandro Montoya for “The Wrong Guy.”

Best Student Film: “The Beauty”

Best Screenplay: “Natural Management”

Best NM Film: “Scary Finger”

Best Narrative Short: “Stuffed”

Best Narrative Feature: “All the World is Sleeping”

Best Music Video: “And in my Dream”

Best International Film; “Iskioma”

Best Documentary Short: “Take me to Prom”

Best Documentary Feature: “Someone Like Me”

Best Cinematography: “The Music Box”

Best Animated Short: “Tio”

Visit the Las Cruces International Film Festival FaceBook page for more on the winners and the results of the 48-hour “Reimagining Borders” Film Challenge.