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2009 San Antonio Film Festival: Award Winners

By Mike Everleth ⋅ July 3, 2009

2009 San Antonio Film Festival

It looks like the San Antonio Film Festival had another successful year, their 15th. Fifteen years is an awesome run — and still going strong! The fest ran on June 25-28 and if you missed out, you can check out the fun and excitement in several photo galleries posted on Facebook. (You don’t have to log in to look at them.)

Below is the list of this year’s award winners. There were several jury awards and two audience awards. What’s really nice to see, though, is the SAFF honoring both local and young filmmakers with their Best San Antonio Filmmaker and Best High School Filmmaker awards.

The big winner of the fest was filmmaker Eric Fonseca whose Funeral March for a Marionette won both the Grand Prize and the Jury Prize for Best Animated Short. But congrats to all the filmmakers who won:

Grand Prize
Funeral March for a Marionette, dir. Dir: Eric Fonseca

Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short
La Tangente, dir. Vincent Vesco

Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short
In His Blood, dir. Vianna Davila

Jury Prize for Best Animated Short
Funeral March for a Marionette, dir. Eric Fonseca

Jury Prize for Best Performance
Michael Ray Escamilla

Audience Award Best Narrative Feature
Doctor “S” Battles the Sex Crazed Reefer Zombies, dir. Brian Ortiz

Audience Award Best Documentary Feature
Beyond the Call, dir. Adrian Belic

Best San Antonio Filmmaker
Death Rattle, dir. A.J. Garces

Best High School Filmmaker
La Memoria de Amor, dir. Andie C. Flores