Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sundance awards

I'm checking as Variety and Indiewire announce the Sundance Awards winners one by one (online).  Amazing how many WFF's connections there are!  

World Cinema Audience Award for Documentary and World Cinema Jury Prize fro Documentary - MAN ON WIRE (about Philippe Petit who lives up in Ashoken, and the film was shot in part in Ashoken)

Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking - include AQUARIUM (award winner at 2007 WFF)

Audience Award for Documentary - FIELDS OF FUEL (exec - produced by Stephen Nemeth, WFF's Advisory Board Member)

Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast - Sam Rockwell (WFF alumn), Anjelica Huston, Kelly MacDonald, Brad Henke, for CHOKE

Directing Award for Documentary - Nanette Burstein for AMERICAN TEEN (Produced by WFF's sponsors A&E Indie Films)

Grand Prize for Documentary - TROUBLE THE WATER (co-publicist Judy Arthur, WFF's Advisory Board Member

Grand Jury Prize for Drama - FROZEN RIVER (starring WFF's close friend Melissa Leo; shot in Upstate NY)>  Quentin Tarrantino, after screaming "Cinema Baby! This film rocks my ass!", gave the Grand Jury Prize for Drama to the film, directed by Courtney Hunt.


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