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iW NEWS | "Red Like The Sky" a Winner in Palm Beach

By Indiewire | Indiewire April 22, 2008 at 4:44AM

The 13th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival handed out its awards this week, with Christiano Bortone's "Red Like The Sky" (Rosso Come II Cielo) taking the jury's best feature film and best director awards. The film recounts the true story of the early life of blind sound editor Micro Mencacci. Other awards went to the ensemble cast of "Kings," which includes Colm Meaney and Brendan Conroy, for achievement in acting, while Lauzanne Xavier's "With One Voice" (D'une Suele Voix) won the jury's award for best documentary feature. Shalini Kantaya's "A Drop of Life" won the short film award. Audience awards went to Lynn Roth's "The Little Traitor for best feature film, and Jody Lambert's "Of All Things" for best documentary feature. "This year, for me, it was refreshing and inspiring to have had the honor to discover so many wonderful filmmakers from the corners of the earth," said PBIFF Director Randi Emerman in a statement. The festival closed with a screening of "Young@Heart." [Peter Knegt]
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The 13th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival handed out its awards this week, with Christiano Bortone's "Red Like The Sky" (Rosso Come II Cielo) taking the jury's best feature film and best director awards. The film recounts the true story of the early life of blind sound editor Micro Mencacci. Other awards went to the ensemble cast of "Kings," which includes Colm Meaney and Brendan Conroy, for achievement in acting, while Lauzanne Xavier's "With One Voice" (D'une Suele Voix) won the jury's award for best documentary feature. Shalini Kantaya's "A Drop of Life" won the short film award. Audience awards went to Lynn Roth's "The Little Traitor for best feature film, and Jody Lambert's "Of All Things" for best documentary feature. "This year, for me, it was refreshing and inspiring to have had the honor to discover so many wonderful filmmakers from the corners of the earth," said PBIFF Director Randi Emerman in a statement. The festival closed with a screening of "Young@Heart." [Peter Knegt]






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