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Local filmmakers earn honors

Aspen Times Staff

Aspen Filmfest has announced the winners of the 2006 Local Filmmakers Showcase, presented by Filmfest and Plum TV. The showcase, which played April 1 at the Wheeler Opera House, featured 15 short films selected from 28 entries. More than $3,500 in cash and prizes was awarded.

“Labels,” by Brandon McDuffey, earned best overall film honors and a $500 cash prize. He was also awarded a $1,500 Plum TV production package toward the making of a movie about the Roaring Fork Valley, to air on Plum TV.

Best student film went to Rachel Mueller, Jesse Riley and Rene Cousineau, for “Anaesthetic.”

Special jury prizes, with $200 cash awards, were given to “Growing Up” by Daniel Alvarez, Brett and Brittany Gugliemo, Hanna Kelly and Christina Mazeika; “Hurt” by Margaret Fay Seldeen; “Penguin Paradise” by Andre Wille; and “The Quite Depressing, Unreliable Story of Erwin Longshanks,” by Aaron Roberts-Gray and Van Wampler.

Honorable mention, and cash prizes of $100, were given to: “Por una Vida Mejor” (For a Better Life) by Brianna Rhodes, Mario Loya and Adrian Hermosillo; and “Informal Wallop,” by Nicolas Scher.

For more information, go to http://www.aspenfilm.org.

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