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iW NEWS | Rifkin’s “Look” Wins Top Prize at CineVegas

iW NEWS | Rifkin's "Look" Wins Top Prize at CineVegas

Adam Rifkin‘s “Look,” shot entirely from the perspective of surveillance cameras, won the grand jury prize at the 9th Cinevegas Film Festival (June 6 – 16, 2007) which came to a close this weekend in Nevada. The jury presented special jury awards to two film that tell Korean American stories. Joy Dietrich‘s “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” received a directing prize and Robert Logevall‘s “All God’s Children Can Dance” was singled out as a “distinctive visual experience.” Sol Tryon’s “The Living Wake” won the Heineken Red Star Award for a films that “push he boundaries of creativity and provide a unique vision and execution,” receiving promotional experience from Variety and IFC TV. Simon Bross‘ “Bad Habits” (Malos Habitos) received the award from he jury for the event’s new Mexican cinema xection, La Proxima Ola. Audience awards went to Todd Breau’s “Throwing Stars” (narrative) and Richard Trank’s “I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal” (documentary). Short film prizes went to Jennifer Aniston & Andrea Buchanan’s “Room 10” (Short Film Jury Prize) and David Schmoeller’s “Spanking Lessons” (Nevada Short Film Jury Prize).” [Eugene Hernandez]

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