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iW NEWS | “Vote” Wins Top Prize at SILVERDOCS (Updated)

iW NEWS | "Vote" Wins Top Prize at SILVERDOCS (Updated)

Weijun Chen‘s “Please Vote For Me,” about the campaign to become third grade class monitor in a Chinese school, won the Sterling Award for Best Feature at the SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival in Silver Spring, MD, while Sam Green‘s “Lot 63, Grave C” won the Sterling prize for best short film. AJ Schnack‘s “Kurt Cobain About A Son” won the festival’s Cinematic Vision Feature Award, while Erlend Mo‘s “My Eyes” won the Cinematic Vision Short Award and the music documentary award went to Raul De la Fuente‘s “Nomadak TX.” The Witness Award at SILVERDOCS went to RIcki Stern and Annie Sundberg for “The Devil Came on Houseback” and Michael Jacobs won the Beyond Belief Award for “Audience of One. Doug Pray‘s “Big Rig” won the SILVERDOCS/American Film Market Award at the festival. In the audience award competition, Shahar Cohen and Halil Efrat‘s “Souvenirs” (feature) and Yoni Brook‘s “A Son’s Sacrifice” (short) won prizes and Rachel Buchanan and Don Bernier‘s “The Concrete Jungle” was the ACE (Animal Content in Entertainment) Grant winner. Agnes Varnum offers a dispatch from the festival in an article published earlier today by indieWIRE. [Eugene Hernandez]

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