2021 EDITION

After a tough two years, the team behind the ABQ Indie Film Festival prepared a special online edition that included the screened films of the 2020, 2021 & 2022 editions of the festival.

The festival took place in collaboration with ENDAVO on June 2-5, 2022.

AWARD WINNERS

 

SCREENING SELECTION

AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

Best Feature Film

The Battle of Shangri-lá
The Big Ugly
PARKING

Best Short Film

Pops
JULIET
HOUSEHOLD DEMONS
Maximus
Crystal Horse

Best Comedy 

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN IS GOD
Master Bassist

Best Drama

A Righteous Man
ALINA

Best Experimental

Face Me
Haiku

Best Feature Documentary

The new whistlers from Aas
The End of Blindness
Tribal Justice

Best Short Documentary

Founders
Light Side Up
Holding Silence
ULTRA
Sorojchi

Best Short Animation

The Snake Pit - Episode 1: "Tesla's AC Induction Motor"
à la fin…
Pick Your Poison
Homeward
Bolero Station

Best Foreign Film

The Pepperman
Toprak
ATHINA - STOCKHOLM
The waste Land

Best Student Film

There
Somewhere Out There
diminuendo
RenaiDance

Best Directing

Before
ALINA
Tribal Justice

Best Cinematography

Toprak
A Righteous Man

Best Editing

PRIMAVERA
The Battle of Shangri-lá
ALINA

Best Writing

The Ones Who Run Pilot
Limpet
ORADOUR

Best New Mexico Production

The Devil Knows More / Más Sabe El Diablo
My Walk Home
A Meal To Heal All Wounds

JURY PANEL

Varda Bar-Kar

Best Short Documentary 2021

Award-winning director Varda Bar-Kar’s childhood spanned a myriad of countries gifting her with an eclectic embrace of humanity. Her work explores the human condition in unexpectedly uplifting ways.

 

Her documentary Big Voice (Netflix, Hulu) captures the inspiring year-long
rollercoaster journey of high school choir director Jeffe Huls and his most advanced ensemble.

 

Varda recently completed Fandango at the Wall (HBO, HBO MAX) another feature music documentary that follows Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra founder Maestro Arturo O’Farrill to the United States-Mexico Border for a musical convergence with the masters of son jarocho that transforms the border wall from an object that divides to one that unites.

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