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Posted on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 : 1:46 p.m.

Ann Arbor Film Festival announces 2013 award winners

By Jenn McKee

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"Our Nixon" is among this year's Ann Arbor Film Festival award winners.

When the 51st annual Ann Arbor Film Festival wrapped up at the Michigan Theater on Sunday, March 24, organizers announced this year's prize winners, as chosen by a jury composed of Kevin Jerome Everson, Laida Lertxundi and Marcin Gizycki.

Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival
"Our Nixon" (Penny Lane)

The Stan Brakhage Film at Wit’s End Award
"I Am Micro" (Shai Heredia, Shumona Goel)

Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film
"Bite of the Tail" (Song E Kim)

Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary Film
"Skinningrove" (Michael Almereyda)

Award for Best International Film
"2012" (Takashi Makino)

Peter Wilde Award for Most Technically Innovative Film
"Da Vinci" (Yuri Ancarani)

\aut\FILM Award for Best LGBT Film
"Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin" (Mariah Garnett)

Leon Speakers Award for Best Sound Design
"Life is an Opinion, Fire a Fact" (Karen Yasinsky)

FotoKem/Colorlab Award for Best Cinematography
"Despedida (farewell)" (Alexandra Cuesta)
"People’s Park" (Libbie D. Cohn, J.P. Sniadecki)

The No Violence Award
"I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard" (Matt Wolf)

Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film
"Postface" (Frédéric Moffet)

Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film
"Burning Star" (Joshua Gen Solondz)

The Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Experimental Video Artist
"Pareidolia" (Maya Erdelyi)

Prix DeVarti for Funniest Film
"Liberaceón" (Chris Vargas)

Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker
"Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful" (Akosua Adoma Owusu)

George Manupelli Founder’s Spirit Award
"Flower" (Naoko Tasaka)

Art & Science Award
"Dear Pluto" (Joanna Priestley)
The Eileen Maitland Award
"Lie Back and Enjoy It: A Film About JoAnn Elam" (Jessica Bardsley)

Award for Best Music Video
"Reagan by Killer Mike" (Daniel Garcia, Harry Teitelman)

"Handful of Dust" (Hope Tucker)
"Solar Sight II" (Lawrence Jordan)
"Coversong" (Eric Dyer)
"More Is Always on the Way" (Bryan Boyce)
"Releasing Human Energies" (Mark Toscano)
"Circle in the Sand" (Michael Robinson)
"Phantom of a Libertine" (Ben Rivers)
"Dad’s Stick" (John Smith)