And Shortsfest winners are …
Aspen Filmfest has announced the winners from its recent Shortsfest International Competition.
Shortsfest 2004, Filmfest’s 13th annual festival of short films, was held March 30 through April 4 and featured 59 films from 20 countries in its International Competition.
Winners in certain Shortsfest categories may become eligible for Academy Award nominations, provided they meet other eligibility requirements.
The Animated Eye Award went to two films, “The Dog Who Was a Cat Inside” and “The God.” Taking Best Comedy honors was “My Name Is Yu Ming,” while “Krumped” earned Best Documentary.
Best Drama winner was “Two Cars, One Night,” with “My Parents” earning Best Student Film. Best Short Short was earned by “Consent,” and Most Innovative Short went to “The Man Without a Head.”
“Passing Hearts” took the Best Cinematography award, while The Ellen Award for most original film was split by “Coming Home” and “Kabul Cinema.” The Bafta/LA Award for Excellence went to “Strangers,” with “Bombay Summer” and “Dangle” receiving special mention.
Films earning special jury recognition were “Jo Jo in the Stars,” “Underground,” “Cracker Bag,” “Gowanus, Brooklyn,” “Houdini’s Hound,” “Talking with Angels” and “Wasp.”
Audience Favorite Award went to “American Made” and “Passing Hearts.”
In the Local Filmmakers Categories, Best Film went to Diane Nystrom and Teal Hoffmann for “Missing,” Best Cinematography went to Terry Glasenapp for “As One,” and Ben Phillips earned Most Innovative for “As of Lately.”
A total of over $23,000 in cash and equipment was given to the Shortsfest award winners. Jurors for the International Competition were director and animator Vicki Jenson, cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, documentary filmmaker Aviva Slesin and John Cooper, director of programming at the Sundance Festival.
For further details and comments on Shortsfest 2004 award winners, go to http://www.aspenfilm.org.
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