Miguel Angel Duran’s “Immigrant Voices of America” Among Bentonville Film Festival Jury Prize Winners

Miguel Angel Duran’s celebrating a big win…

Geena Davis’ inclusive Bentonville Film Festival has announced its jury prize winners for their sixth annual festival, with the Latino filmmaker’s Immigrant Voices of America earning an award.

Miguel Angel Duran

Duran’s project, a docuseries sharing the stories and contributions of immigrants in the United States, took home the Episodic Documentary Award.

The fest, which was a hybrid of in-person and virtual events, had its most diverse festival to-date with over 70 films where over 80% were directed by women, 65% BIPOC and 45% LGBTQIA+.

Here’s the full list of awards and honorees:

Jury Award Winners:
Narrative Film Award: LINGUA FRANCA, Director: Isobel Sandoval
Documentary Film Award: THE DONUT KING, Director: Alice Gu
Short Film Narrative Award: BROKEN BIRD, Director: Rachel Harrison Gordon
Short Film Documentary Award: AVA & BIANCA, Director: Rachel Fleit
Episodic Narrative Award: LADY LIBERTY, Director: Taylor Lee Nagel
Episodic Documentary Award: IMMIGRANT VOICES OF AMERICA, Director: Miguel Angel Duran

Special Recognition Awards:
Best First Feature, Narrative: FAREWELL, Director: Chris Chalk
Best Performance, Narrative: TAKE OUT GIRL, Director: Hissoni Johnson, Actor: Hedy Wong
Best Editing, Documentary: MY DARLING, VIVIAN, Director: Matt Riddlehoover

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