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Catch the Best of the Fest This Veteran's Day / 24th Annual FLiFF announces Awards - CinemaDave

Nov. 9th, 2009 08:31 am Catch the Best of the Fest This Veteran's Day / 24th Annual FLiFF announces Awards

BEST OF THE FEST 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

To officially close this year's festival; FLIFF2009 is proud to present a FREE family film in the morning followed by a full day of this year's favorite films:

10am - MISSION TO MOCLAND
noon - MOUNT ST ELIAS Best Documentary
2pm - ENTRE NOS - President's Award Winner / Best of the Fes
4pm - QUEEN TO PLAY Best Foreign Film
6pm - PUNCHING THE CLOWN Best American Indie
8pm - IN MY SLEEP People's Choice Award


Thank you to our Jury:
Peggy Behar
Shelly Issacs
Dave Montalbano
Christina Roldan
Tas Salini
Marvin Tow

Spirit of Independents - BLACK DYNAMITE, WONDERFUL WORLD, DEAR LEMON LIMA, DON MCKAY, FAILING BETTER, HERE & THERE, WHEN THE EVENING COMES, ARTICLE 32, A BRIDGE LIFE, A CHEMICAL REACTION, CODY, INGELORE, OFFICIAL REJECTION, PADDLE TO SEATTLE, GASHOLE,
Special Jury Prizes
Feature Production - BEYOND THE POLE
Short Subject Production - MIRACLE FISH
Screenplay – PANDORA’S BOX
Acting Ensemble - FAILING BETTER NOW
Debut Performance by a Child –Sebastian Villada for ENTRE NOS
Debut Performance by a Child –Laura Montana for ENTRE NOS

Best Short (tie) PIGEON IMPOSSIBLE and THANK YOU FOR WASHING
Best Doc - MOUNT ST ELIAS
Best Children's Film - AZUR AND ASMAL
Best Florida Doc - CIRCUS ROSAIRE
Best Florida Film - ROUGH WINDS
Audience Award Short - THE FINDING
Audience Award Doc - OFFICIAL REJECTION
Audience Award Foreign Feature - ITALIANS
Audience Award American Indie Feature - IN MY SLEEP
Best Actor American Indie (tie) - David Thornton for HERE & THERE, Henry Philips for PUNCHING THE CLOWN
Best Actress American Indie - Michelle Monaghan for TRUCKER
Best American Indie Director – Gregori Viens for PUNCHING THE CLOWN
Best Actor Foreign Film – John Hurt for AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK
Best Actress Foreign Film - Paola Mendoza for ENTRE NOS
Best Director Foreign Film - Darko Lungolov for HERE & THERE
Best First Time Director - James Mottern for TRUCKER
President's Award Feature - ENTRE NOS
President's Award Documentary – TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
President's Award Short - LOVER
Best American Indie - PUNCHING THE CLOWN
Best Foreign Film - QUEEN TO PLAY
Best Film (Seashell Award) - ENTRE NOS
Star On The Horizon - Michelle Monaghan
Career Achievement - Matthew Broderick
Lifetime Achievement in Cinematography - Mario Tosi
Lifetime Achievement - Kevin McCarthy

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