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Films Honored At 2016 ITSA Film Festival

Sonora, CA — Filmmakers gathered in Sonora over the weekend for the 7th annual ITSA Film Festival.

The Sonora Opera Hall served as the main hub for screenings and other activities. This year’s Outstanding Film, the best of fest, was awarded to Pearl directed by Patrick Osborne. The Founders Award went to the film Muscle by Heidi Miami Marshall.

The event kicked off on Friday evening with a showing of David Vassar’s Academy Award nominated film “Generation on the Wind.” It was the first time in 30 years that the fill has been screened in its entirety. Around 70 people were on hand for the viewing. You can find a list of the 2016 festival award winners below:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
The Dishwasher directed by Matt David Johnson

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
FYD (Follow Your Dreams) directed by Chad McCord

OUTSTANDING STUDENT FILM
Ellie directed by Morgana McKenzie

OUTSTANDING HORROR (REEL Scary)
Save directed by Iván Sáinz-Pardo

OUTSTANDING ANIMATION
Pearl directed by Patrick Osborne

OUTSTANDING FILM / BEST OF THE FEST
Pearl directed by Patrick Osborne

FOUNDER’S AWARD
Muscle directed by Heidi Miami Marshall

ITSA stands for Imagination, Talent, Shorts, Animations.