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"Christmas Oratorio" Best in Cinequest Fest

"Christmas Oratorio" Best in Cinequest Fest

"Christmas Oratorio" Best in Cinequest Fest

by Aaron Krach

Cinequest, The San Jose Film Festival, wrapped on Wednesday with a
double-tribute to actor Jackie Chan and composer Elmer Bernstein. After a
closing night screening of “Super Cop” and “The Man With The Golden Arm“,
the jury awarded the Swedish film, “Christmas Oratorio” by Kjell-Ake
Andersson, Best Feature. The festival’s subtitle is “maverick, films,
technology”. Cinequest bestowed The Maverick Tribute Awards to Kevin
Spacey, Barry Sonnenfeld, Chan, John Schlesinger, Walter Murch and
Bernstein. All the recipients were in San Jose to receive their awards.

Attendance and box office receipts broke all previous records for the
festival. Over one hundred features, documentaries and shorts were

The Maverick Spirit Award

Running Against,” by Antonio Tibaldi, Italy.

Best First Feature

Lea,” by Ivan Fila, Germany.

Best Documentary

Green Chimneys,” by Constance Marks.

Best Short Narrative

How High The Castle Walls,” by Shiona McCubbin, Scotland

First Daughter,” by Anne Madden.

Best Short Comedy or Animated Film

DNA,” by Giorgio Valentini, Italy

Noddles and Nedd,” by John Dilworth.

Audience Choice Award

Clandestine Stories In Havana,” by Diego Musiak, Argentina/Cuba

Defying Gravity,” by John Keitel.

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