Rick Elgood and Don Lettīs ONE LOVE received the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
Grand Jury Prize for the Spirit of Freedom International Film
FINGERS (20 Angosht) by Mania Akbar, Iran
A film in several episodes exploring the issues of men and women
confines of tradition and family in Iran.
ROMEO ZULU by Enrique Pinyero, Argentina
A re-telling of the events preceding the LAPA Airlines Boeing 737
crash on August 31, 1999 into midtown Buenos Aires that resulted
in the deaths of 67 people. The film exposes the collusion
between the Air Force and the airline to evade air safety controls
and maximize profits.
First Annual Modern Maverick Award
ME IF YOU DARE (Jeux d'enfants) by Yann Samuell, France
As adults, best friends Julien and Sophie continue the odd game
as children -- a fearless competition to outdo one another with
daring and outrageous stunts...
Torchlight Screenwriting Award for best screenplay in the New
BLUES by Tennyson Bardwell, USA
A funny, quirky comedy that adds freshness to a coming of age
story. Angst is the main course for Dorian, a cute, somewhat
awkward teenager going through his senior year of high school
hell, while beginning to explore his sexuality.
filmBUZZ Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
LOVE by Trevor Rhone, Jamaica
Kassa, a free-wheeling Rasta-man, falls for straight laced gospel
when they both meet as they enter a music contest.
filmBUZZ Audience Award for Best Documentary
CRY OF THE SNOW LION by Sue Poesay, Victoria Mudd, USA
The dark secrets of Tibet's recent past are powerfully chronicled
personal stories and interviews, and a collection of undercover
and archival images...