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May 4, 2006 12:17 PM
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"Workingman's Death" and "Half Nelson" Among San Francisco International Film Festival Winners

The 49th San Francisco International Film Festival, North America's oldest event of its kind, announced its winners Thursday, with Austrian director Michael Glawogger's "Workingman's Death" receiving the fest's Golden Gate Award for Documentary Feature, while Chinese director Ying Liang received the Skyy Prize - First Narrative Feature award for "Taking Father Home." Also receiving kudos this year is lauded Sundance '06 competition feature, "Half Nelson," by Ryan Fleck, which won the FIPRESCI Prize. SFIFF's audience award winners will be announced soon. SFIFF is organized by the San Francisco Film Society.

The full list of the 49th San Francisco International Film Festival Golden Gate Awards Winners:

SKYY PRIZE - FIRST NARRATIVE FEATURE
"Taking Father Home," directed by Ying Liang (China, 2005)
($10,000)

FIPRESCI PRIZE
"Half Nelson", directed by Ryan Fleck (USA, 2005)

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
"Workingman's Death," directed by Michael Glawogger (Austria, 2005)
$5,000 cash prize and Production Suite courtesy of Apple

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - BAY AREA DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
"Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple", directed by Stanley Nelson (USA, 2006) $2,500 cash prize and $2,000 worth of lab services from Alpha Cine Seattle Labs

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - DOCUMENTARY SHORT
"lot 63 grave c," directed by Sam Green (USA, 2006)
$1,500 cash prize and $1,700 gift certificate courtesy of Kodak

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - BAY AREA DOCUMENTARY SHORT
"Phoenix Dance," directed by Karina Epperlein (USA, 2006)
$1,500 cash prize and $1,700 gift certificate courtesy of Kodak

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - NEW VISIONS
"site specific_LAS VEGAS 05," directed by Olivo Barbieri (Canada/Italy, 2005)
$1,500 cash prize

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - NARRATIVE SHORT
"Love at 4 pm," directed by Sebastian Alfie (Spain, 2005)
$1,500 cash prize

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - BAY AREA NON-DOCUMENTARY SHORT
"Lost & Found," directed by Natalija Vekic (USA, 2006)
$1,500 cash prize

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - ANIMATED SHORT
"At the Quinte Hotel," directed by Bruce Alcock (Canada, 2005)
$1,500 cash prize

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - YOUTH WORK
"Slip of the Tongue," directed by Karen Lum (USA, 2005)
$1,000 cash prize and a JVC digital video camera courtesy of a SFFS member

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - WORK FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES
"Sirah," directed by Cristine Spindler (USA, 2005)
$1,000 cash prize

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - TELEVISION NARRATIVE LONG FORM
"Seeds of Doubt," directed by Samir Nasr (Germany, 2005)

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - TELEVISION NARRATIVE SHORT FORM
"Bing Can Sing," directed by Elanna Allen (USA, 2005)

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY LONG FORM
"They Chose China," directed by Shui-Bo Wang (Canada/France, 2005)

GOLDEN GATE AWARD - TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY SHORT FORM
"Thornton Dial," directed by Celia Carey (USA, 2005)

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