Winners of this Year’s Prescott Film Festival Announced!

The winning films have been announced for the 11th Edition of the Prescott Film Festival. For the first time, the film festival’s judges and its attending audiences have selected exactly the same films across the four major award categories.

Rickshaw Girl, the compelling story of a Bangladeshi girl who breaks tradition to support her struggling family, won Jury and Audience Choice awards for Best Narrative Feature.

Mission Joy: Finding Happiness in Troubled Times – an inspiring chronicle of the enduring friendship between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness, the Dali Lama, likewise won both Jury and Audience Choice awards for Best Documentary Feature.

“We can’t recall any other time when the Jury Awards and the Audience Choice Awards matched exactly.” Prescott Film Festival Director Helen Stephenson said. “I consider it a testament to the quality of this year’s films.”

The 11th Prescott Film Festival was held October 14 – 17 at the Yavapai College Prescott Campus. The entire list of festival winners follows.

Jury Awards:

  • Best Narrative Feature: Rickshaw Girl
  • Best Documentary Feature: Mission Joy: Finding Happiness in Uncertain Times
  • Best Documentary Short: Farmer Lee
  • Best Narrative Short: Home From School

Audience Choice Awards:

  • Best Narrative Feature: Rickshaw Girl
  • Best Documentary Feature: Mission Joy: Finding Happiness in Uncertain Times
  • Best Documentary Short: Farmer Lee
  • Best Narrative Short: Home From School

The Prescott Film Festival has already announced the dates for its 12th festival: September 27 through October 22, 2022 on the Prescott Campus of Yavapai College.

Yavapai College operates six campuses and centers throughout Yavapai County and offers over 100 degrees and certificates, student and community services, and cultural events and activities. To learn more about YC, visit www.yc.edu.

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