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The 2013 Spirit of the Hoka awards were presented to winners in the following categories: Animation: Grandmothers (Abuelas) by Afarin Eghbal

Documentary Feature: An Ordinary Hero by Loki Mulholland (pictured) * Special jury award for excellence in regional filmmaking: Antenna by C. Scott McCoy

Documentary Short: Reborning by Helen Hood Sheer and Yael Bridge

Experimental Short: Don't Break Down by Matt Meindl

Mississippi Documentary: April's Way by Candace Harrelson * Special Jury Mention for Human Rights: Growing Our Own by Philip Scarborough

Mississippi Music Video: Growing Pains by Junk Culture

Mississippi Narrative: Tube by Jordan Berger * Spirit of Roger Corman award: Grasshopper! by Ryan Roy and Michael Usry * Special Jury Mention for Acting: Rebecca Jernigan, Tube

Narrative Feature: The Discoverers by Justin Schwarz * Special Jury Award for Cinematography: Come Morning by Derrick Sims

Narrative Short: Deafblind by Ewan Bailey * Special Jury Award: The Dark Companion by Darrell C. Hazelrig

Lisa Blount Memorial Acting Award: Rebecca Jernigan, Tube

Ron Tibbett Memorial Audience Award: (will be announced after Sunday ballots have been counted)


Category winners received a statuette designed by local artist Bill Beckwith. Additional prizes provided by Kirkwood National Golf Club and Cottages were presented to the winners of the Mississippi Documentary and Mississippi Narrative, and a one-year subscription to Footage Firm was presented to the winner of the Narrative Feature.