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The Global Film Village: Sundance 2010 Announces Jury Prizes for Short Films
by Marla Lewin
The 2010 Sundance Film Festival announced the jury prizes in shorts filmmaking and gave honorable mentions based on outstanding achievement and merit. The awards were presented at a ceremony held in Park City, Utah. These award recipients will also be honored at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony hosted by David Hyde Pierce on Saturday, January 30 when the Feature Film Awards are announced.
The Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking was awarded to Drunk History: Douglass & Lincoln (Director: Jeremy Konner; Screenwriter: Derek Waters) On March 22nd, Jen Kirkman drank two bottles of wine and then discussed a historical event. Cast: Don Cheadle and Will Ferrell
The Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking was given to The Six Dollar Fifty Man / New Zealand (Directors and screenwriters: Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland) Andy, a gutsy eight year-old boy, is forced to break out of his make-believe superhero world to deal with playground bullies.
The 2010 Short Film jurors are Sterlin Harjo (director, screenwriter, Four Sheets to the Wind; Barking Water); Brent Hoff (editor and cofounder, Wholphin DVD) and Christine Vachon (producer, Poison, Boys Don’t Cry, Hedwig and the Angry Inch).
Honorable Mentions: Born Sweet / USA (Director: Cynthia Wade), Can We Talk? / United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Jim Owen), Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No / USA (Director: James Blagden), How I Met Your Father / Spain (Director and screenwriter: Álex Montoya), Rob and Valentyna in Scotland / USA, United Kingdom (Director: Eric Lynne; Screenwriters: Eric Lynne and Rob Chester Smith), Young Love / Australia (Director and screenwriter: Ariel Kleiman), Quadrangle / USA (Director: Amy Grappell)
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Marla is a producer, playwright, screenwriter, publicist and now a journalist. She attends 12 to 20 film festivals per year. She has spoken on filmmaking at many festivals including Cannes and SXSW.
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