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Monday, June 10, 2013

SIFF 2013: The Winners

Posted by on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 8:01 AM

The 2013 Seattle International FIlm Festival came to a end yesterday with a closing-night-gala screening of Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring at the Cinerama and an awards brunch at the top of the Space Needle.

Winners of the Golden Space Needle Audience Awards:

BEST FILM
Fanie Fourie's Lobola
, directed by Henk Pretorius (South Africa, 2013)
First runner-up: The Rocket, directed by Kim Mordaunt (Australia, 2013)
Second runner-up: Monsters University, directed by Dan Scanlon (USA, 2013)
(I expect to see "Third Best Movie at the Seattle International Film Festival!" featured prominently on the Monsters University posters.)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Twenty Feet from Stardom
, directed by Morgan Neville (USA, 2013)
First runner-up: The Punk Singer, directed by Sini Anderson (USA, 2013)
Second runner-up: Harana, directed by Benito Bautista (Philippines, 2012)

BEST DIRECTOR
Nabil Ayouch, Horses of God
, (Morocco, 2012)
First runner-up: David Ondříček, In the Shadow, (Czech Republic, 2012)
Second runner-up: Joss Whedon, Much Ado About Nothing, (USA, 2012)

BEST ACTOR
James Cromwell, Still Mine
, (Canada, 2012)
First runner-up: Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt, (Denmark, 2012)
Second runner-up: Terence Stamp, Unfinished Song (United Kingdom, 2012)

BEST ACTRESS
Samantha Morton, Decoding Annie Parker
, (USA, 2013)
First runner-up: Onata Aprile, What Maisie Knew, (USA, 2012)
Second runner-up: Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha, (USA, 2012)

BEST SHORT FILM
Spooners
, directed by Bryan Horch (USA, 2012)
First runner-up: My Right Eye (The Apple of My Eye), directed by Josecho de Linares (Spain, 2012)
Second runner-up: Malaria, directed by Edson Oda (Brazil, 2013)


And the winners of the special juried categories:

BEST NEW DIRECTOR
Harmony Lessons
, directed by Emir Baigazin (2013, Kazakhstan)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Our Nixon
, directed by Penny Lane (2013, USA)

BEST NEW AMERICAN CINEMA
C.O.G.
, directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez (USA, 2013)

Congratulations to all of SIFF 2013's winners and survivors! SIFF 2014 starts in ten minutes.

 

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Timrrr 1
Anyone can quote the press release -- do some real investigative journalism and tip us off as to who won the FoolSerious' awards this year, David!

Posted by Timrrr on June 10, 2013 at 10:17 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 2
@2 - The second Secret Festival film apparently poled highest at the entire festival. It's a shame we can't talk about it. (It wasn't Fight Club)
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on June 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM · Report this
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YEA!! Twenty Feet from Stardom
Posted by Gray Panther on June 10, 2013 at 10:31 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
Hmm. Fanie Fourie's Labola deserved to win.

So did Our Nixon.

C.O.G. ... did not.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on June 10, 2013 at 11:13 AM · Report this
Mr_Friendly 5
I agree on C.O.G. It's a good story and has some good acting, but the ending felt really abrupt and unsatisfying. I can see now why no one else has tried to adapt David Sedaris' stories for film.

Kinda surprised Touchy Feely didn't get much love. I think it's Lynn Shelton's best work yet.
Posted by Mr_Friendly on June 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM · Report this
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Stories We Tell deserved best doc.
Posted by Amanda on June 11, 2013 at 12:26 AM · Report this

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