Pharaohs Rule Indie Memphis Audience Awards

Dance and art documentaries, Benedict Cumberbatch prove audience favorites at 17th annual film festival.



Dance documentary Pharaohs Of Memphis completed a sweep of the 2014 Indie Memphis Hometowner Awards by taking home the Audience Award for Best Feature, a remarkable achievement for first-time director Phoebe Driscoll, a 22-year-old senior at Rhodes College. The just-announced awards were determined by audience members who gave the films they saw over the four-day festival grades from A to F.


Taking home the Best Narrative Feature award was The Imitation Game. Directed by Morton Tyldum, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, who helped develop the modern computer while breaking German codes during World War II. 


The Documentary Feature Audience Award went to Art & Craft, the story of art forger Mark Landis, which was directed by the team of Sam Cullman, Jennifer Graussman, and Mark Becker. 

Among the short films, the audience chose Moon Molson's "The Bravest, The Boldest" as Best Narrative; "Leadway" by Robbie Fisher and Dudley Percy Olsson as Best Documentary, while "Space Licorice" by Nathan Ross Murphy took home the Hometowner Short award. 

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