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

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

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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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