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AUDIENCE AWARD SECOND PLACE

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Country: (none)
Semper Fi: Always Faithful won this award: Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger's loyalty was always to the Marine Corps. But after his nine-year-old daughter died of a rare type of leukemia, Jerry's relentless search for answers leads to a shocking discovery exposing one of the largest water contamination sites in U.S. history. Living by the Marine creed, this drill instructor-turned-activist puts his own pain aside and takes on the top brass in an impassioned struggle for justice on behalf of his fellow soldiers and family. |Read More

AUDIENCE AWARD THIRD PLACE

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Country: (none)
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life won this award: The story of legendary performer Carol Channing's life is as colorful as the lipstick on her big, bright smile. Director Dori Berinstein captures the magic and vivacity of the 90-year-old icon and throws it at the screen like roses at the stage during curtain call. You'll have a grin on your face and a tear in your eye, evidence that the original Dolly Levi is still glowin', still crowin', and still goin' strong. |Read More

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - NARRATIVE AWARD

Fed up with catering to the privileged tourist class, Cuban teens Raul and Elio are tantalized by the promise of a new life in Miami. Accused of assaulting a foreigner, Raul has no choice but to flee, but Elio must decide whether his own escape is worth abandoning his beloved sister. Brimming with the nervous energy of Havana's restless youth and evocative cinematography of the sun-bleached capital, Una Noche follows one sweltering day, full of hope and fraught with tensions, that burns to a shocking climax. |Read More
Female Director(s)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY- NARRATIVE AWARD

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Country: (none)
Artificial Paradises won this award: This beautifully rendered atmospheric story captures a young woman addicted to heroin trying to get clean at a rundown resort on the Mexican Gulf Coast. There she meets a local character and the two begin a unique rapport. First-time narrative filmmaker Yulene Olaizola subverts the conventional addict story and imbues her main characters with a complexity and honesty that inspires this delicate and resonant journey of two old souls. |Read More

BEST EDITING - DOCUMENTARY AWARD

At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared since immigrating to Palestine from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. In this emotionally riveting documentary, Goldfinger follows the hints they left behind in a lifetime's collection of documents to investigate long-buried family secrets and uncover the mystery of his grandparents' painful past. |Read More
Documentary

BEST EDITING- DOCUMENTARY AWARD

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Country: (none)
Semper Fi: Always Faithful won this award: Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger's loyalty was always to the Marine Corps. But after his nine-year-old daughter died of a rare type of leukemia, Jerry's relentless search for answers leads to a shocking discovery exposing one of the largest water contamination sites in U.S. history. Living by the Marine creed, this drill instructor-turned-activist puts his own pain aside and takes on the top brass in an impassioned struggle for justice on behalf of his fellow soldiers and family. |Read More

BEST NEW DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR AWARD

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Country: (none)
Like Water won this award: In the most brutal and often most misunderstood sport in the world, becoming a champion takes more than just blood, sweat, and tears. Like Water follows middleweight Ultimate Fighter Anderson Silva as he prepares to crown his four-year unbeaten streak as king of the sport with a record 12th straight win in the UFC. With intimate access to Silva and his intense training, the surprising and inspiring man behind one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time emerges. |Read More

BEST NEW DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR AWARD

Mysticism and color reign in this stunning documentary steeped in the fishermen lore of Kenya. Revisiting a childhood fairy tale of a spirit-filled island with the magic to either bless or curse a fisherman's journey, Dutch filmmaker Jeroen van Velzen explores his memories via Masoud, a real-life legend of shark fishing. His glory days long gone, Masoud relives his youth through grandiose stories told with swaggering pride and heartbreaking nostalgia. |Read More
Documentary

BEST NEW NARRATIVE DIRECTOR AWARD

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 127 minutes
  • Country: (none)
The Journals of Musan: Park Jungbum's stunning and much-lauded debut is the story of a North Korean defector forging a life in capitalist South Korea. As both director and actor, Park (assistant director of Lee Chang-dong's stirring Poetry) fully realizes a disarmingly beautiful vision of loneliness, disconnect, and ethical ambiguity in this story of a lost soul's struggle to connect. |Read More

BEST NEW NARRATIVE DIRECTOR AWARD

Fed up with catering to the privileged tourist class, Cuban teens Raul and Elio are tantalized by the promise of a new life in Miami. Accused of assaulting a foreigner, Raul has no choice but to flee, but Elio must decide whether his own escape is worth abandoning his beloved sister. Brimming with the nervous energy of Havana's restless youth and evocative cinematography of the sun-bleached capital, Una Noche follows one sweltering day, full of hope and fraught with tensions, that burns to a shocking climax. |Read More
Female Director(s)

BEST ONLINE FEATURE AWARD WINNER

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Country: USA, (none)
Achieving greatness in high school wrestling requires a level of devotion unmatched perhaps by any other sport. That greatness has become a yearly expectation at Lake Stevens High, winner of seven Washington state championships in the past 10 years. Narrated by Lake Stevens wrestling alum Chris Pratt (Moneyball), this riveting documentary follows the team over the course of a season as they fight through injuries and academic issues to maintain their school's legacy. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

BEST SCREENPLAY - NARRATIVE AWARD

Professional poker player Uriel has been on a real hot streak—with the ladies—since his marriage fizzled out. But in between growing his online gambling business and helping to raise his kids, Uriel has rediscovered his old pre-marriage flame, Gloria…. Starring the great Valeria Bertuccelli (XXY) and Oscar-winning songwriter Jorge Drexler, this romantic comedy from Daniel Burman (Lost Embrace) unfolds in the acclaimed director's signature style: poignant, natural, and bitingly funny. |Read More
Comedy, Relationships

BEST SCREENPLAY- NARRATIVE AWARD

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Country: (none)
Turn me on goddammit won this award: Alma is a small-town teenager with an active imagination and an even more active libido. After a titillating but awkward encounter with school heartthrob Artur turns her into a social outcast, Alma is desperate to move out of town and on with her life. Turn me on, goddammit is an offbeat coming-of-age comedy with a deadpan sense of humor, enlivened by its rich sense of fantasy and frank but sweet approach to teen sexuality. |Read More

HEINEKEN AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Country: (none)
At this screening of the Heineken Audience Award First Place Winner, you'll get to see the film voted the best of the best by your fellow filmgoers. It may make you laugh, it may make you cry, but—with more than 60,000 votes cast—you'd better believe it's going to be good. |Read More
Detroit is burning. Meet the men and women charged with saving the once-roaring American city that many have written off as dead. With vast stretches of forsaken buildings left as kindling, they face one of the worst arson rates in the world. From executive producer Denis Leary, BURN drives us straight into the heart-pounding fire and introduces us to the characters and controversies that make up the most overworked and underequipped firehouse in the country. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

HEINEKEN AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER - NARRATIVE

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Country: USA, (none)
In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own. Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt star in TFF alum Travis Fine's (The Space Between) touching and occasionally incendiary drama. |Read More
Rodriguez was the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Despite critical praise, his albums bombed in the U.S., and he faded into obscurity among rumors of a gruesome death. But when a bootleg copy of his antiestablishment rock made its way to apartheid South Africa, he was an instant hit. Years later, two intrepid fans investigate whatever happened to the mysterious rocker, setting off a wild chain of events that has to be seen to be believed. |Read More
Documentary, Music
Family man Marlon Villar is the longtime chauffeur of prominent politician Manuel Chango. While he and his daughter accompany his boss' preteen daughter home, Marlon is ambushed and the wrong girl is kidnapped. Suddenly the unassuming driver is propelled into a horrifying downward spiral and, as events in his life unravel, Marlon, Chango, and their families become entangled in a game of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent. |Read More
Crime, Thriller

SHORTS: BETWEEN THE LINES

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Country: (none)
Things aren’t always as they appear in these short narrative films.

In Roots in Water three estranged siblings reunite following the death of the mother to settle unfinished emotional business. Khani is faced with an overwhelming task by the wealthy family he serves in The Pool Party. Two slackers seek a solution to their financial problems with the help of a guru in The Third Rule. Father and daughter connect and converse in Brucie. A young girl’s low self-esteem is redeemed in Father Christmas Doesn’t Come Here. A couple in crisis find their way to a desert motel in Bastard. Discover why the chicken did cross the road in Athena. |Read More

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