The Best of the Fest

2009 Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our 2009 Indy Film Fest juried and audience award winning films!

Jury Awards

American Spectrum

Feature

Sita Sings the Blues

Directed By: Nina Paley

Short

True Beauty This Night

Directed By: Peter Besson

Documentary

Feature

Best Worst Movie

Directed By: Michael Stephenson

Short

Frankie 13 vs. the World

Directed By: James Eowan, Douglas Shaffer

World Cinema

Feature

The Vanished Empire

Directed By: Karen Shakhnazarov

Short

Gone Fishing

Directed By: Chris Jones

Hoosier Lens

Feature

A Ripple of Hope

Directed By: Donald Boggs

Short

Chicken Cowboy

Directed By: Stephen P. Neary

Audience Award

Feature

Racing Dreams

Directed By: Marshall Curry

Short

Weathered

Directed By: Matt Barber, Matthew Webb

Special Awards

Eric Parker Social Justice Award

The Way We Get By

Directed By: Aron Gaudet

Black Expressions Prize

Sinnerman

Directed By: Kelly Daniela Norris, T.W. Pittman

Team

Dorothy Henckel, president

Kelli Safford, vice president

Erika Barry, treasurer

Allison Harthcock, secretary & volunteer coordinator

Amanda Haugh, sponsorships coordinator

Craig Mince, programming director

Martin Schliessmann, sponsorship director

Susan Sullivan, PR and media coordinator

Michael Tressler, interactive services and social media director