Art and Experience: Iranian director Babak Habibifar’s “Exit” was picked as Best Short Narrative at the Irvine International Film Festival 2017.

“Slipaway” by Julia Butler and Daniel Mentz won the award for Best Feature Narrative at the festival, which ran in Irvine, California on January 21 and 22.

The award for Best Feature Documentary went to “The Islands and the Whales” by Mike Day and “The Mute’s House” by Tamar Kay won the Best Short Documentary Award.