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Santa Barbara Film Festival Winners: ‘My Hero Brother’ Takes Audience Award

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UPDATE: The Santa Barbara Film Festival unveiled winners this morning at its traditional gala breakfast, and bestowed Yonatan Nir’s My Hero Brother with the fest’s marquee Audience Choice Award. Nir also picked up the best documentary honor for the pic, which follows a group of young people with Down syndrome embarking on a trek through the Himalayas.

The 32nd annual fest wraps its run tonight with the closing-night film, Lone Scherfig’s romantic comedy Their Finest.

Also among the winners was the Croatian film The Constitution, a look at multiple characters that live in the same building but avoid each other because of their differences in assets, sexual habits, nationality and religion. It was named best international film. Paul Shoulberg’s world premiere of The Good Catholic starring Danny Glover and John C. McGinley won the Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema.

Here is the full list of winners:

Audience Choice Award

MY HERO BROTHER

ADL Stand Up Award

STRAWBERRY DAYS

Best Documentary

MY HERO BROTHER

Best Documentary Short Film (tie)

REFUGEE

REFUGE

Bruce Corwin Award – Best Live Action Short Film

IT’S BEEN LIKE A YEAR

Bruce Corwin Award – Best Animated Short Film

CONFINO

Jeffrey C. Barbakow Award – Best International Feature Film

THE CONSTITUTION

Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema

THE GOOD CATHOLIC

Nueva Vision Award for Spain/Latin America Cinema

TAMARA

Social Justice Award for Documentary Film

ANGRY INUK

Valhalla Award for Best Nordic Film

SÁMI BLOOD

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