St. Croix filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz has an enviable habit. Winning. It typifies her career, her life.

Her latest success? She recently won the Special Jury Award for “Soléne” at the prestigious International Outfest Film Festival held last year in the Dominican Republic. She wrote, directed and produced the short film, which explores a romantic relationship between two women. It was shot entirely on St. Croix, featuring a local film crew.