Monday, April 18, 2011

River Run Announces Award Winners

The 2011 River Run Film Festival has come to a close. With one of the strongest lineups in their history, this one was truly one for the books. The jury and audience award winners were announced yesterday evening in a ceremony at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Here is the complete list of winners:

Erdal Besikcioglu in BAL (Honey). An Olive Films release.

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
Bal (Honey)
, dir. Semih Kaplanoglu

PETER BRUNETTE AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

BEST ACTOR

Mathieu Amalric, On Tour

BEST ACTRESS

Djeneba Kone, A Screaming Man

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Baris Ozbicer, Bal (Honey)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

Crab Trap

Mads in a shot from Janus Metz's ARMADILLO.
Photo by Lars Skree. Courtesy of Lorber Films.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Armadillo, dir. Janus Metz

BEST DIRECTOR
Nicolas Philibert, Nenette

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Naomi Kawase, Genpin

AUDIENCE AWARDS

KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
Home For Christmas, dir. Bent Hamer

KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Kinshasa Symphony, dir. Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer

ALTERED STATES AWARD FOR BEST AMERICAN INDIE
to.get.her, dir. Erica Dunton

NARRATIVE SHORT BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
The Award (El Premio), dir. Leon Siminiani

HONORABLE MENTION
You Too (Na Wewe), dir. Ivan Goldschmidt

DOCUMENTARY SHORT BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Surpriseville, dir. Tim Travers Hawkins

HONORABLE MENTION
Bathing Micky, dir. Frida Kempff

HONORABLE MENTION
Mr. Hypnotism, dir. Bradley Beesley

ANIMATED SHORT BEST ANIMATED SHORT
The Eagleman Stag, dir. Mike Please

HONORABLE MENTION FOR ARTISTIC TECHNIQUE
Madagascar, A Journey Diary (Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage), dir. Bastien Dubois

STUDENT SHORT BEST STUDENT SHORT
The Eagleman Stag, dir. Mike Please

BEST STUDENT SHORT– HONORABLE MENTION
Flip, dir. Jill Hackett

BEST STUDENT SHORT– HONORABLE MENTION
Traumdeutung, dir. Lauri Warsta

Source: www.riverrunfilm.com

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