YES film fest announces Jury Prize winners

Leaders of the YES Film Festival in Columbus have announced Jury Prize winners for the 21-movie event, which runs Friday through Sunday at YES Cinema.

Winners in each category are:

  • Best Narrative: “The Sounding.”
  • Best Documentary: “The Freedom to Marry.”
  • Best Short: “Lucky Chicken.”

Monetary prizes were awarded by an 11-person jury comprised of filmmakers, media representatives, actors, producers and directors from film festivals across the nation.

Showtimes for the jury prize winners and others are listed at, by visiting the festival’s Facebook page or by calling YES Cinema at 812-378-0377.

The Audience Awards will be determined based upon audience member voting during the festival, shown at the theater, 328 Jackson St.


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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.