Nelson's "Hauling Toto Big," Marcotte's "The Sickroom," and
Green's "Rainbow Man" Take Top Ann Arbor Prizes; Other Winners Announced
The 36th Ann Arbor Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday ending a six-day run
in Ann Arbor, Michigan. According to organizers, over 40 filmmakers attended
the event from around the United States and Canada (one even visited from New
Zealand. 113 of the 371 entries submitted were screened.
Robert Nelson's "Hauling Toto Big" took the "Best of the Festival" award,
$2,000 prize, while Serge Marcotte won the Best Narrative Film award for "The
Sickroom" and Sam Green took the Best Documentary prize for "The Rainbow Man/
Arhtur Dong's "Licensed to Kill" won the Best Gay/Lesbian Film Award. and
Brzeski took the Most Promising Filmmaker prize for "24 Girls." The Best
Film award went to Jim Trainor for "The Fetishist."
Finally, the award for Best Experimental Film went to Mike Hoolboom for
On" and the Most Technically Innovative Film prize was shared by Kevin Everson
for "Eleven Eighty Two" and Luke Jaeger for "5 Dreams."
This jurors for the 1998 Ann Arbor Film Festival were: experimental filmmaker
Dominic Angerame, documentary filmmaker Jan Krawitz & experimental
animator Christopher Sullivan.