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'Moon' lands the top prizes at film festival

The votes are in for the winners of the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival.

The eight-day festival concluded Thursday with a closing night spotlight of "The Way, Way Back." The sold-out screening was hosted at the Regency Lido Theatre, with an after-party in the Via Lido courtyard.

According to organizers, this year's selection committee reviewed 2,700 films from around the globe, and then showcased 380 films, representing 50 countries.

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JURY AWARDS

Best Feature Film: "Fly Me To The Moon"

Best Actor: Sam Rockwell, "A Single Shot"

Best Actress: Diane Kruger, "Fly Me To The Moon"

Best Director: Pascal Chaumeil, "Fly Me To The Moon"

Best Cinematographer: Mihai Malaimaire, Jr., "The Time Being"

Best Screenplay: Laurent Zeitoun and Youann Gromb, "Fly Me To The Moon"

Best Feature Documentary Film: "Terms and Conditions May Apply"

Best Short Documentary Film: "Open Heart"

Best Short Animated Film: "Flamingo Pride"

Best Narrative Short Film: "Emily"

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2013 AUDIENCE AWARDS:

Audience Award Winner Feature (U.S.): "The Way, Way Back"

Audience Award Winner Feature (Foreign): "Cinco de Mayo: The Battle"

Audience Award Winner Documentary: "How To Make Money Selling Drugs"

Audience Award Winner Feature (Family): "Wiener Dog Nationals"

Audience Award Winner Action Sports Feature: "Discovering Mavericks"

Audience Award Winner (Art, Architecture and Design): "16 Acres"

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2013 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL HONORS:

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking: "Broadway Idiot"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking: "The O'Briens"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking: "Drift"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking: "The Golden Scallop"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Comedy): "In Security"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Ensemble Cast): "Welcome To The Jungle"

Outstanding Achievement (Directing): Jocelyn Towne, "I Am I"

Outstanding Achievement (Acting): Michael Shannon, "The Iceman"

Outstanding Achievement (Acting): Onata Aprile, "What Maisie Knew"

Outstanding Achievement (Acting): Jericho Rosales, "Breakaway (Alagwa)"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Family Film): "Wiener Dog Nationals"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Action Sports): "Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Action Sports): "The Signal Hill Speed Run"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Environmental): "Critical Mass"

Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking: "Let's Roll"

Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking: "Walking The Camino: Six Ways to Santiago"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Music): "B-Side"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Short): "Josephine and the Roach"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Short): "Strings"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Art, Architecture and Design): "If You Build It"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Editing): "Love, Marilyn"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Short): "Josephine and the Roach"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Short): "Silk"

Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking (Short): "Strings"

Source: Newport Beach Film Festival

—Rhea Mahbubani

Twitter: @RMahbubani

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