2014LAFFposter2A neo-noir film about a Japanese crime novelist mixed up in a real-life San Francisco murder mystery took home the Narrative Award tonight during the 20th Los Angeles Film Festival‘s awards gala. Director Dave Boyle’s Man From Reno, which had its world premiere at the fest, was named best narrative feature. Stray Dog, Debra Granik’s first film since the Best Picture Oscar nominee Winter’s Bone, won the Documentary Award. It centers on an imposing-looking biker who’s actually a Vietnam veteran with a heart of gold and a love of small dogs. Damian John Harper’s Los Ángeles took home the LA Muse Award. The three juried awards carry a $5,000 prize for the filmmakers. Here is the complete list of winners:

Narrative Award (for Best Narrative Feature)
Man From Reno, directed by Dave Boyle

Documentary Award (for Best Documentary Feature)
Stray Dog, directed by Debra Granik

Honey Bunny
2 months
STRAY DOG was well done. Congrats to Debra Granik.
Mr Handsome
2 months
Nothing for "The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest"?

LA Muse Award
Los Ángeles, directed by Damian John Harper

Best Performance in the Narrative Competition
The Ensemble Cast of Recommended by Enrique, directed by Rania Attieh and Daniel García

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
The Young Kieslowski, directed by Kerem Sanga

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
Meet the Patels, directed by Geeta V. Patel and Ravi V. Patel

Audience Award for Best International Feature
Someone You Love, directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen
Country: Denmark

Award for Best Narrative Short Film
The Runaway, directed by Jean-Bernard Marlin. France.\

Award for Best Documentary Short Film
The Queen, directed by Manuel Abramovich. Argentina.

Award for Best Animated/Experimental Short Film
Butter Lamp, directed by Hu Wei. China/France.

Audience Award for Best Short Film
The Gunfighter, directed by Eric Kissack

Audience Award for Best Music Video
“Turn Down For What”, Lil Jon and DJ Snake; directed by Daniels
Music: Lil Jon & DJ Snake