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“Waitress” and “Note by Note” Take Top Sarasota Jury Prizes

"Waitress" and "Note by Note" Take Top Sarasota Jury Prizes

The late Adrienne Shelly‘s “Waitress” won the narrative competition prize at the just concluded Sarasota Film Festival over the weekend, while “Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037” by Benjamin Niles took best documentary feature. “Beyond Hatred” by Olivier Meyrou received a special jury prize, while Craig Zobel‘s “Great World of Sound” and “Pretty in the Face” by Nate Meyer won the festival’s Independent Visions Competition prize. In audience awards, Joseph Greco‘s “Canvas” took best narrative feature and “Circus Rosaire” by Robyn Bliley won best doc. Sarah Polley‘s “Away from Her” won best in world cinema and best short went to “Death to the Tinman” by Ray Tintoni. indieWIRE will publish a full report from the festival this week. [Brian Brooks]

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