Wednesday, May 05, 2010

San Francisco International Film Festival 53 (SFIFF53) - Golden Gate Awards (Juried)

53rd San Francisco International Film Festival Winners Announced at Golden Gate Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, May 5

5/5/2010

Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners

Investigative Documentary Feature: Last Train Home, Lixin Fan (Canada/China 2009) • Winner receives $25,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple

Documentary Feature: Pianomania, Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis (Austria/Germany 2009) • Winner receives $20,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple

Bay Area Documentary Feature: Presumed Guilty, Roberto Hern├índez, Geoffrey Smith (Mexico 2009) • Winner receives $15,000 cash prize, FInal Cut Studio software provided by Apple and $2,000 in lab services from EFILM Digital Laboratories

New Directors Award: Alamar, Pedro Gonz├ílez-Rubio (Mexico 2009) • Winner receives $15,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple

FIPRESCI Prize: Frontier Blues, Babak Jalali (Iran/England/Italy 2009)

Golden Gate Award Short Film Winners

Youth Work: Moon Shoes, Joel Vanzeventer (USA 2009) • Winner receives $1,500 cash prize
Honorable Mention: Alisha, Daniel Citron (USA 2009)

Work for Kids and Families: Leonardo, Jim Capobianco (USA 2009) • Winner receives $1,500 cash prize
Honorable Mention: The Mouse That Soared, Kyle Bell (USA 2009)

Animated Short: Tussilago, Jonas Odell (Sweden 2010) • Winner receives $2,000 cash prize

New Visions: Release, Bill Morrison (USA 2009) • Winner receives $1,500 cash prize and 1,000 feet of Kodak film stock

Bay Area Short, First Prize: Embrace of the Irrational, Jonn Herschend (USA 2009) • Winner receives $2,000 cash prize

Bay Area Short, Second Prize: Leonardo, Jim Capobianco (USA 2009) • Winner receives $1,500 cash prize

Documentary Short: The Shutdown, Adam Stafford (Scotland 2009) • Winner receives $5,000 cash prize

Narrative Short: The Armoire, Jamie Travis (Canada 2009) • Winner receives $5,000 cash prize and 1,000 feet of Kodak film stock

San Francisco Film Society
The San Francisco Film Society is a nonprofit arts and education organization dedicated to celebrating the world of film and media in four core areas: Internationalism and Cross-Cultural Exchange, Educating and Inspiring Bay Area Youth, Showcasing Bay Area Film Culture and Exploring New Media. Its activities are organized via three major program areas: Exhibition, Education and Filmmaker Services.

The Film Society shows the best of world cinema year-round and presents the San Francisco International Animation Festival, New Italian Cinema, Cinema by the Bay and French Cinema Now each fall. SFFS presents more than 300 days of programming each year, reaching a total audience of more than 100,000 people. Its acclaimed Youth Education program introduces international cinema and media literacy to more than 10,000 teachers and students annually.

SFFS publishes a daily online magazine, SF360.org, with broad-ranging news and features on Bay Area film culture and provides crucial support to the Bay Area filmmaking community through Filmmaker Services, including grants, residencies, fiscal sponsorship, production assistance and development, networking and conference events and professional-level filmmaker classes and workshops.

53rd San Francisco International Film Festival
The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 22–May 6, 2010 at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, the Castro Theatre and Landmark’s Clay Theatre in San Francisco and the Pacific Film Archive Theater in Berkeley. Held each spring for 15 days, the International is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country’s most beautiful city, featuring 15 juried awards, 200 films and live events with upwards of 100 participating filmmakers and diverse audiences of 80,000+ people.

For tickets and information, visit www.sffs.org or call 925-866-9559.


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