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iW NEWS | “Sons” and “Shotgun Stories” Win Top Prizes in Seattle

iW NEWS | "Sons" and "Shotgun Stories" Win Top Prizes in Seattle

Eric Richter‘s “Sons” won the New Director Award from the jury at the 2007 Seattle International Film Festival, while the New American Cinema Award went to Jeff Nichols‘ “Shotgun Stories” and the prize for best documentary went to Harald Friedl‘s “Out of Time.” John Jeffcoat‘s “Outsourced” won the 2007 Golden Space Needle Audience Award at the Seattle festival, while Daniel Waters was honored as best director for “Sex & Death 101” and Daniel Karslake‘s “For The Bible Tells Me So” was awarded the best documentary prize by the audience. The Lena Sharpe Award went to Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern for “The Devil Came on Horseback.” In other audience awards, Daniel Bruhl was named best actor for “Salvador” and Marion Cotillard was honored as best actress for “La Vie En Rose.” The audience prize for best short film went to Dan Brown‘s “Pierre,” while jury prizes for shorts went to Timon Moderson‘s “Wigald” (grand jury prize, narrative short), Don Hertzfeldt‘s “Everything Will Be OK” (grand jury prize, animated short), and Robin Blotnick‘s “Chocolate Country” (grand jury prize, documentary short). The Heineken Red Star award went to Kyrill Mikhanovsky for “Fish Dreams.” The FutureWave WaveMaker Award for youth filmmaking went to Melinda Tenenzapf‘s “Jewmacian” and the FutureWave audience award went to Darrow Stettes‘s “Laundry.” [Eugene Hernandez]

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