2016 Film Awards This year, as it is the 10th year of Indie Grits, we are mixing things up a bit by offering four awards. They are as follows: The People’s Grit: The Color of Fire Voted on by the public, via ballots handed out at the door of each screening. 2016 Filmmaker Fellow Award: I, Destini Voted on by the 2016 selected filmmakers who are present at the festival. Curators’ Grits: The Boatman Voted on by the curators and programmers and the staff of Indie Grits. Helen Hill Memorial Award: Body Contours Awarded to the best work by a female filmmaker, in honor of Columbia native and celebrated animator, filmmaker and teacher Helen Hill (1970-2007). Voted on by the curators and programmers and the staff of Indie Grits.