Independent Lens Audience Award Winner Announced!

Posted on July 1, 2010

All season long Independent Lens fans have logged on to vote for their favorite film. Finally, we have a winner.....Mine by first-time filmmaker Geralyn Pezanoski. The film tells the heartbreaking story of the thousands of post-Katrina pets who were rescued and then adopted into new homes across the United States. When residents slowly returned to try and rebuild their lives, these animals became the center of full-blown custody battles, with people on both sides struggling to do what was right in the midst of an impossibly complex situation (check out the trailer below).


At film festivals, the award that indies covet the most is the Audience Award. After all, these non-conventional filmmakers are telling stories not for fame or fortune, but to enlighten and entertain you -- the audience. 

Congratulations to Mine and to all the nominees: Between the Folds, Dirt! The Movie, Unmistaken Child, and Young@Heart


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