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SFIFF Announces Golden Gate Winners & Prizes

By Aaron Bogert | Indiewire May 3, 2012 at 2:37PM

Last night the San Francisco International Film Festival announced the winners of this year's Golden Gate Awards.
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Documentary Feature winner "It's the Earth Not the Moon"
Documentary Feature winner "It's the Earth Not the Moon"

Last night the San Francisco International Film Festival announced the winners of this year's Golden Gate Awards.

Among the big winners were Goncalo Tocha's "It's the Earth Not the Moon" for Best Documentary Feature; Peter Nicks' "The Waiting Room," which won Best Bay Area Documentary; and Nadav Lapid's "Policeman," which took home the New Director's Prize.  All three directors were awarded cash prizes  ranging from $15,000-$20,000. 

See below for complete list of features and shorts winners:

Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners

Documentary Feature: It's the Earth Not the Moon
Gonçalo Tocha (Portugal 2011)
  *  Winner receives $20,000 cash prize
Honorable Mention: Meanwhile in Mamelodi
Benjamin Kahlmeyer (Germany/South Africa 2011)

Bay Area Documentary Feature: The Waiting Room
Peter Nicks (USA 2011)
  *  Winner receives $15,000 cash prize and $2,000 lab services from EFILM Digital Laboratories.

New Directors Prize: Policeman
Nadav Lapid (Israel 2011)
  *  Winner receives $15,000 cash prize
Honorable Mention: OK, Enough, Goodbye.
Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia (Lebanon/UAE 2010)

FIPRESCI Prize: The Exchange
Eran Kolirin (Israel/Germany 2011)

Golden Gate Award Short Film Winners

Narrative Short: Surveillant
Yan Giroux (Canada 2011)
  *  Winner receives $5,000 cash prize

Documentary Short: I'm Never Afraid!
Willem Baptist (Netherlands 2011)
  *  Winner receives $5,000 cash prize

Animated Short: Belly
Julia Pott (England 2011)
  *  Winner receives $2,000 cash prize

Bay Area Short, First Prize: Aquadettes
Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper (USA 2011)
  *  Winner receives $2,000 cash prize

Bay Area Short, Second Prize: Workers Leaving the Googleplex
Andrew Norman Wilson (USA 2011)
  *  Winner receives $1,500 cash prize

New Visions: 20Hz
Ruth Jarman, Joseph Gerhardt (England 2011)
  *  Winner receives $1,500 cash prize

Family Film: The Storyteller
Nandita Jain (England 2011)
  *  Winner receives $1,500 cash prize
Family Film Honorable Mention: The Vacuum Kid
Katie Mahalic (USA 2011)

Youth Work: Metro
Eric Brownrout, Nick Escobar (USA 2011)
  *  Winner receives $1,500 cash prize
Youth Work Honorable Mention: Life as a Collage
Forrest Penrod (USA 2011)

This article is related to: San Francisco International Film Festival







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