By Bryce J. Renninger | feelingsoblahg.blogspot.com April 30, 2010 at 5:49AM
This Wednesday, the 2010 Independent Film Festival of Boston, in a year of record-breaking attendance, ended with its last minute addition closing night film, Jean Pierre Jeunet's "Micmacs." Also on Wednesday, the fest announced its jury and audience award winners. Ben Wheatley's "Down Terrace" was named best narrative by the fest's jury. Sundance champ "Winter's Bone," directed by Debra Granik, received a special jury prize and the Narrative Audience Award. Laura Poitras's "The Oath" and Jeff Malmberg's "Marwencol" took home the jury and audience doc prizes.
Actor Kevin Kline was feted with the 2010 IFFBoston Career Achievement Award on the fest's opening night. Below are the seven jury winners and three audience award winners:
Narrative Feature Awards sponsored by JetBlue Airways
Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature: "Down Terrace" directed by Ben Wheatle
Special Jury Prize for Narrative Feature: "Winter's Bone" directed by Debra Granik
Audience Award for Narrative Feature: "Winter's Bone" directed by Debra Granik
Documentary Feature Awards sponsored by Avid
Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Feature: "The Oath" directed by Laura Poitras
Special Jury Prize for Documentary Feature: "Marwencol" directed by Jeff Malmberg
Audience Award for Documentary Feature: "Family Affair" directed by Chico Colvard
The Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing: Francisco Bello for "War Don Don"
Short Film Awards sponsored by National Boston and Modulus Studios
Grand Jury Prize for Short Film: "Born Sweet" directed by Cynthia Wade
Special Jury Prize for Short Film: "Laredo, Texas" directed by Topaz Adizes
Audience Award for Short Film: "God of Love" directed by Luke Matheny