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iW NEWS | “Eagle Vs. Shark” Wins Newport Fest Honors

iW NEWS | "Eagle Vs. Shark" Wins Newport Fest Honors

In Newport, Rhode Island this weekend, the Newport International Film Festival unspooled its 10th annual edition. Taika Waititi‘s “Eagle vs. Shark” won the top prize and its co-star Loren Horseley won the award for best actress at the festival, while the award for best actor went to Kene Holliday for “Great World of Sound.” Shane Meadows‘ was singled out as best director for “This Is England.” Alex Gibney‘s “Taxi To The Darkside” won the top prize in the documentary competition with a jury prize going to Seth Gordon‘s “King of Kong.” Audience awards went to Fredi M. Murer‘s “Vitus” for best feature, Tricia Regan‘s “Autism: The Musical” for best documentary and Till Neumann‘s “The Strange Case of Marie France” for best short. [Eugene Hernandez]

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