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"Children," "Treeless" Win At Asian-Pacific Fest

The 2009 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival celebrated the close of its 25th Anniversary edition by handing out awards in a variety of categories. Tze Chun's "Children of Invention" and So Yong Kim's "Treeless Mountain" were the big winners, with "Children" taking Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Fiction Film honors as well as acting awards for its two young stars, Michael Chen and Crystal Chiu, while "Mountain" was honored with the Outstanding Director Award as well as awards for its young stars, Hee Yeon Kim and Song Hee Kim. Additionally, Christopher Wong's "Whatever It Takes" won both the audience award and Grand Jury Prize in the documentary categories. The full list of fest winners is below.

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2009 Awards Narrative Feature Competition

Grand Jury Prize - Outstanding Film
Children Of Invention - A Film By Tze Chun

Outstanding Director
So Yong Kim - Treeless Mountain

Outstanding First Film
Mark Tran - All About Dad

Outstanding Screenplay
David Boyle and Joel Clark - White On Rice

Acting Awards New Talent To Watch
Michael Chen - Children Of Invention
Crystal Chiu - Children Of Invention
Hee Yeon Kim - Treeless Mountain
Song Hee Kim - Treeless Mountain
Justin "Bob" Kwong - White On Rice


Documentary Feature Competition

Grand Jury Prize - Outstanding Documentary
Whatever It Takes - A Film By Christopher Wong

Special Jury Prize
The Real Shaolin - Directed By Alexander Lee


Short Film Prizes

Golden Reel Award - Outstanding Short Film
A Green Mountain In Her Drawer - A Film By Lee Hwa June

Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Visions
Wet Season - A Film By Michael Tay


Audience Awards

Fiction Film:
Karma Calling - A Film By Sarba Das

Documentary Film:
Whatever It Takes - A Film By Christopher Wong

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