Late Spring Wins Over the Crowds, Jury at 2014 Asian Film Festival of Dallas

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It was another good year for the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. In its 13th year, AFFD is the pre-teen of local film festivals, with enough action, drama, and comedy to exhaust even the most ardent devotee. Audiences packed in to see new releases, like Samurai Hustle, and animated classics like Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro. And on Thursday - the festival's final day - the AFFD jury selected its choices for festival winners.

In what was the closet we'll come to the Oscars in Dallas in July, a jury consisting of a broad spectrum of members of the film and arts community, sifted through more than 60 films to pick the best of the best in different categories. If you missed the festival, we've got good news: Premiere Video stocks a good number of international films. Oh, and the Internet.

Here are the winners from the press release:
FEATURES
Best Asian Narrative Film
Late Spring
Korea l Drama l Directed by Keun-Hyun Cho

Best Asian-American Narrative
Man from Reno
USA l Mystery/Thriller l Directed by Dave Boyle

Best Art Direction
Funny Money
Vietnam l Comedy l Directed by Thien Do

Special Jury Mention for acting
Lance Lim, Innocent Blood
USA l Crime l Directed by DJ Holloway and Sun W. Kim

Best Cinematography
Late Spring
Korea l Drama l Directed by Keun-Hyun Cho

SHORTS
Best animated short
The Legend of the Flying Tomato
USA l Directed by Sharon Huang, Aurry Tan, Michael Yates

Best drama short
Forever in Hiatus
USA/Vietnam l Directed by Andy Nguyen

Best late night short
Usagi-San
USA l Directed by Patrick Dickinson

Best documentary short
Spilled Water
USA/China l Directed by May May Tchao



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