2016 Festival Winners Announced

“Auction Insider: The John Zimmer Story” and “Figs for Italo”
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At the conclusion of the Siouxland Film Festival, prizes were awarded to the Grand Prize Local Film as well as the top three National / International films. Winners were chosen by audience members who voted after the screenings.

Local Film Winner:

Grand Prize ($500 + the Siouxsie Grand Prize Award)
     Auction Insider: The John Zimmer Collection, by Eric Benson (Iowa)

National / International Winners:

Grand Prize ($500 and the Siouxsie Grand Prize Award)
     Figs for Italo, by Bob Celli (New York)
Second Place ($250 prize)
     Situational, by Scott Simonsen  (California)
Third Place ($100 prize)
     Cowboys, by Bernabe Rico (Spain)

In addition, on Wednesday a Siouxsie Award was given to the winner of the Documentary film, “Auction Insider: The John Zimmer Collection.” On Thursday a Siouxsie Award was awarded to the winner of the International / Art House film, “Cowboys” by Bernabe Rico of Spain. On Friday the Siouxsie was awarded to the best Horror, Sci-fi, Fantasy film, “Remote Viewing” by Kristen Anderson-Sauve of Canada.

Cash prizes and a copy of the script-writing software “Final Draft” went to the Grand Prize winners as well as the three nightly genre winners and the second place National / International winner.

The Siouxland Institute of Film is extremely pleased with the quality and range of films we were able to showcase this year over four nights. None of this would have been possible without the participation of our fantastic audiences in Siouxland, the filmmakers from around the world, and from our local sponsors: Pepsi of Siouxland, Great Western Bank, Dave Bernstein & State Steel, Women Aware, Friends of Siouxland Public Media (KWIT), Orpheum Theater, M&M Copy Quick, KES Productions, Jolly-Time, KTIV, KCAU, Produce Iowa.

Thanks again, Siouxland. We’ll be back next year for the 13th Annual Siouxland Film Festival!