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SBIFF honors filmmakers at awards breakfast closing day

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Saturday marked the last day of the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

At the SBIFF Awards Breakfast, several filmmakers were honored with glass plaques representing the film festival's many awards. The winners include:

  1. "Refuge" and "Refugee" - Best Documentary Short Film
  2. "It's Been Like a Year" - Bruce Corwin Award for Best Live Action Short Film
  3. "Confino" - Bruce Corwin Award Best Animated Short Film
  4. "My Hero Brother" - Audience Choice Award and Best Documentary Film
  5. "Strawberry Days" - Anti-Defamation League Standup Award
  6. "The Good Catholic" - Panavision Spirit Award for Independent Cinema
  7. "The Constitution" - Jeffrey C. Barbakow Award for Best International Film
  8. "Tamara" - Nueva Vision Award for Spain/Latin America Cinema
  9. "Angry Anuk" - Social Justice Award for Documentary Film
  10. "Sami Blood" - Valhalla Award for Best Nordic Film

Not all films at the festival qualified to be in the running for an award. Filmmakers whose films were placed within the Santa Barbara category were not eligible for an award except for the Audience Choice.

SBIFF also honored six outstanding film festival volunteers with the "Volunteer of the Year" award out of 700 volunteers that helped out during the 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Only three of the honorees were present at the Awards Breakfast.

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