Thursday, May 09, 2013

SFIFF: Golden Gate Award Winners

Last night the SF International Film Festival announced the winners of its Golden Gate Awards at an event in the plush interior of Nick's Crispy Tacos. Members of the competition juries presented the awards, which come with valuable cash prizes up to $20,000. The ceremonial portion of the evening went efficiently. An out-going fellow wearing a blazer with a "Cannes" emblem on it tried to get people to upload self-promotional videos of themselves at the event, but no one's smart phone was up to the task. I met one of the winners, who told me about working on the video for a production of Tan Dun's Ghost Opera at Santa Fe.

§ The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival
Golden Gate Award Winners

Documentary Feature: A River Changes Course, Kalyanee Mam (Cambodia/USA 2012)
Bay Area Documentary Feature: The Kill Team, Dan Krauss (USA 2012)
New Directors Prize: Present Tense, Belmin Sölyemez (Turkey  2012)
FIPRESCI Prize: Nights with Theodore, Sébastian Betbeder (France 2012)
Narrative Short: Ellen Is Leaving, Michelle Savill (New Zealand 2012)
Documentary Short: Kings Point, Sari Gilman (USA 2012)
Animated Short: Kali the Little Vampire, Regina Pessoa (Canada/France 2012)
Bay Area Short, First Prize: 3020 Laguna St. In Exitum, Ashley Rodholm, Joe Picard (USA 2013)
Bay Area Short, Second Prize: More Real, Jonn Herschend (USA 2012)

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