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Gasparilla International Film Festival wraps with awards to a dozen films

Pierre Nine and Baula Beer in Frantz. The film won best international feature and Beer won for her performance. [Courtesy of Music Box Films]

Pierre Nine and Baula Beer in Frantz. The film won best international feature and Beer won for her performance. [Courtesy of Music Box Films]

It's a wrap for the 11th annual Gasparilla International Film Festival, with a dozen entries announced Thursday as prize winners.

Francois Ozon's post-World War I drama Frantz claimed two grand jury awards for best international feature and performance, by Paula Beer.

The remaining 11 honors were equally shared by 11 features, documentaries and shorts.

The jury selected Jamie Greenberg's Future '38 as the festival's best U.S. narrative feature. Future '38 is a screwball comedy supposedly made in 1938 but set in 2018.

Demetri Martin won the performance award for U.S. features in Dean, playing a grieving romantic in Los Angeles.

Other grand jury prized winners include Finding Oscar (documentary feature), Turtle Tale (top Florida production), Undertaking (short film) and For the Record (college short). The short Broken Pines earned a special mention from the jury.

Audience awards were voted to Carrie Pilby starring Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) for best U.S. feature and Handsome Devil among international entries.

Other audience selections included The Lost Digit (top Florida production), Score (documentary feature), Darryl and His Friends (short film), Stutter (college short) and Creed Smith's The Nether World (best University of Tampa short).

Contact Steve Persall at spersall@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8365. Follow @StevePersall.

Gasparilla International Film Festival wraps with awards to a dozen films 03/10/17 [Last modified: Saturday, March 11, 2017 12:51am]
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