Ballots from the 15th annual Newport Beach Film Festival have been turned in and accounted for.
While the selection committee reviewed more than 2,000 submissions, viewers watched over 400 films from 50 countries. Each movie competed for honors in three categories: Jury Awards, voted on by a panel of film experts and industry insiders; Festival Honors, given by the event's staff; and Audience Awards, determined by ballots from filmgoers.
Here's a roundup of this year's victors:
Best Feature Film: "The Sublime and Beautiful"
Best Actor: Blake Robbins, "The Sublime and Beautiful"
Best Actress: Aunjanue Ellis, "Una Vida"
Best Director: Blake Robbins, "The Sublime and Beautiful"
Best Cinematography: Lyn Moncrief, "The Sublime and Beautiful"
Best Screenplay: Jason Strouse, "Teacher of the Year"
Special Jury Prize for Actress in a Feature Film: Laura Kirk, "The Sublime and Beautiful"
Special Jury Prize for Cinematography of a Feature Film: Patrick Jones, "The Last Lonely Place"
Best Documentary: "The Honest Liar"
Special Jury Prize for Documentary Film: "Who Took Johnny"
Best Narrative Short Film: "Mr. Invisible"
Best Documentary Short Film: "Aerodrome
Best Animated Short Film: "Rabbit and Deer"
Special Jury Prize for Animated Short Film: "Rhino Full Throttle"
2014 FESTIVAL HONORS