May 25, 2008

Awards--May 19-26

II. Festivals

 

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival


Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature:
La Americana (The American) (Dir.: Nicholas Bruckman)
Special Jury Mention for Documentary Feature: Los Puños De Una Nación (The Fists Of A Nation) (Dir.: Pituka Ortega Heilbron)
Jury Award for Best Documentary Short:  Con El Toque De La Chaveta (With A Stroke of the Chaveta) (Dir.:  Pamela Sporn)
Special Jury Mention for Documentary Short: Por Mis Hijos (For Them) (Dir.: Aymée Cruzalegui)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature: La Americana (The American) (Dir.: Nicholas Bruckman)

Festival Internacional Documenta Madrid
First Prize of the Jury:
The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories (Dir.: Andrey Paounov)
Second Prize of the Jury: Fairytale of Kathmandu (Dir.: Neasa Ní Chianáin)
Honorary Award of the Jury: Caja cerrada (Dir.: Martín Solá)
Audience Award: Decile a Mario que no Vuelva (Dir.: Mario Handler)


First Prize of the Jury—Full-Length Film/National Competition:
La Sangre Tibia del Hombre (Dir.: Iván García Rodríguez)
Second Prize of the Jury—Full-Length Film/National Competition: Atlas Bereber (Dir.: Moisés Salama Benarroch)
Audience Award—Full-Length Film/National Competition: Sahara No Se Vende (Dirs.: Joaquín Calderón Jiménez and Luis Arellano Blasco)
First Prize of the Jury— Certamen Nacional: Cortometrajes: Jumate/Jumate (Dir.: Diogo Costa Amarante)
Second Prize of the Jury— Certamen Nacional: Cortometrajes: Por Mis Hijos (Dir.: Aymée Cruzalegui Bazzetti)
Audience Award— Certamen Nacional: Cortometrajes: Harraga (Dirs.: Eva Fernández Manzano and Mario de la Torre Espinosa)
First Prize of the Jury—Original Short Film/National Competition: Jumate/Jumate (Dir.: Diogo Costa Amarante)


First Prize of the Jury--Original Short Film:
Stiller Abtrag (Dir.: Wolfram Huke)


Second Prize of the Jury--Original Short Film:
Love and Words (Dir.: Sylvie Ballyot)


Honorable Mention of the Jury--Original Short Film: Familia 068 (Dirs.: Rubén Margalló Acebrón and Tony Edo)
Audience Award—Original Short Film: Mientras Esperamos (Dirs.: Malin Nicader and Lisa Jonsson)


First Prize of the Jury—Reporting: Mi vida Dentro (Dir.: Lucía Gajá Ferrer)


Second Prize of the Jury—Reporting:
4 De Julio, La Masacre De San Patricio

(Dirs.: Juan Pablo Young and Pablo Zubizarreta)
Honorable Mention of the Jury—Reporting: Xavante Strategy (Dir.: Belisario Francal)
Audience Award—Reporting: Over the Hill (Dir.: Sunny Bergman)
Avid Award for Best Editing: Harraga (Dirs.: Eva Fernández Manzano and Mario de la Torre Espinosa)


Filmotech.Com Award: The Captain (Dir.: Sebastián Mantilla)
Maratón MC Avid - HP Xpréssate Award: El Vuelo Delángel,(Dir.: Gustavo Vizoso)

Gulf Film Festival


Best Documentary:
When the People Spoke (Dir.: Amer Al Zuhair)

Independent Film Festival of Boston


Grand Jury Prize Documentary:
Song Sung Blue (Dir.: Greg Kohs)
Special Jury Prize Documentary: Secrecy (Dirs.: Robb Moss and Peter Galison)

 


Kansas City Film Jubilee


Indie Pioneer Award:
Peter Broderick--President of Paradigm Consulting, which helps filmmakers and media companies develop strategies to maximize distribution, audiences, and revenues.


Heartland Division--Best Documentary: Henry D. Remple: Finding Hope in Troubled Times (Dir.: Linda Haskins)
US/International Division—Best Documentary:  Punam (Dir.: Lucian Muntean)
Honorable Mention: Life is Marbelous (Dir.: Mike Wolff)
Best Jazz Short: Song of Pumpkin Brown (Dir.: Brad Jayne)
Honorable Mention: Jungle Jazz: Public Enemy #1 (Dir.: Frank Fitzpatrick);
18th & Vine (Dir.: Adam Brumback)
Best Jazz Feature: Trying to Get Good--The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon (Dirs.: Penny Peyser and Doug McIntyre)

MEDIAWAVE'2008


Best Documentary: The Mosquito Problem And Other Stories (Dir.: Andrey Paounov)

Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival


Best Documentary Award:
Chris & Don: A Love Story (Dirs.: Guido Santi and Tina Mascara)
Audience Award—Best Documentary: Call Me Troy (Dir.: Scott Bloom)

 


RiverRun International Film Festival


Best Documentary Feature: Up the Yangtze (Dir.: Yung Chang)
Documentary Cinematography Award: Up the Yangtze (Cinematographer: Wang Shi Qing)
Best Documentary Short:  Board Control (Dir.: Emil Trier)

 


Rose d’Or Festival


Best Arts Documentary:
  Strictly Bolshoi (Prods.: Ballet Boyz Productions, Ltd.; Channel 4)


 

San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Awards


Documentary Feature:
Up the Yangtze (Dir.: Yung Chang)
Bay Area Documentary Feature: Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (Dir.: Dawn Logsdon)
Documentary Feature Special Jury Prize: Forbidden Lie$ (Dir.: Anna Broinowski)
Documentary Short: The Ladies (Dir.: Christina A. Voros)
TV Documentary Long Form: Calavera Highway (Dir.: Renee Tajima-Peña)
TV Documentary Short Form: The Mystery of the Second Painting (Dir.: Muriel Edelstein)

Taiwan International Children's TV & Film Festival Competition


Best Documentary:
I Am in a Hand Puppet Troupe

 


Tribeca International Film Festival


Best
Documentary Feature: Pray the Devil Back to Hell (Dir.: Gini Reticker)


Best New Documentary Filmmaker: Carlos Carcas—Old Man Bebo


New York LOVES Film” Award: Zoned In (Dir.: Daniella Zanzotto)


Best Documentary Short: Mandatory Service (Dir.: Jessica Habie)


Cadillac Audience Award: War Child (Dir.: C. Karim Chrobog)