2014 Best of Fest Winners
Best of Fest Narrative Feature
Detained In The Desert: Directed by IIiana Sosa
Detained in the Desert parallels two completely different people: Sandi, a second-generation dark skinned Latina, and Lou Becker, an inflammatory talk show radio host, whose lives converge in the Sonora desert in Arizona.
Best of Fest Narrative Short
Mi Corazon (My Heart): Directed by Marielle Woods
A moment of distraction turns tragic for a couple traveling in the jungle as they enter a sharp curve and are suddenly met by an oncoming car.
Best of Fest Documentary Feature
Create Option C. My Journey With Cancer; Directed by Chris Lavoy & Lourdes Colon
Lourdes Colon wanted to make an impact on the world that would enrich the lives of others. When she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma Lourdes knew two things right away. One: she had been given an opportunity to be the change in the world that she had long yearned for, and two: she was going to take on her cancer by fighting it naturally, and becoming her own social scientist. Lourdes exposed herself to any camera she could while allowing herself to be the experiment and showing the world what can cure cancer and what spreads cancer. She took on what Option C was.
Best of Fest Documentary Short
Life Changes Moments; Directed by Sherry Thomas
Life Changing Moments follows director and surgeon Dr. Sherry Thomas as she travels to Africa to provide free surgery and medical care to dozens of impoverished African women suffering with fistula, an abnormal connection or passageway between two organs or vessels. This short documentary provides rare insight into Dr. Thomas' experience providing health care in Africa compared to her practice in the US.