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June 10, 2013 at 9:50 AM

SIFF 2013: And the awards go to . . .

The Seattle International Film Festival wrapped last night, and here are the award winners. How many did you see?

Jury Awards:

Best New Director: Harmony Lessons, directed by Emir Baigazin (2013, Kazakhstan)

Best Documentary: Our Nixon, directed by Penny Lane (2013, USA); special jury prize:  The Crash Reel, directed by Lucy Walker (2013, USA)

Best New American Cinema: C.O.G., directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez (USA, 2013)


Golden Space Needle Audience Awards:


Best Film: Fanie Fourie’s Lobola, directed by Henk Pretorius (South Africa, 2013)

First runner-up: The Rocket, directed by Kim Mordaunt (Australia, 2013)

Second runner-up: Monsters University, directed by Dan Scanlon (USA, 2013)

Third runner-up: Decoding Annie Parker, directed by Steven Bernstein (USA, 2013)

Fourth runner-up: Still Mine, directed by Michael McGowan (Canada, 2013)


Best Documentary: Twenty Feet from Stardom, directed by Morgan Neville (USA, 2013)

First runner-up: The Punk Singer, directed by Sini Anderson (USA, 2013)

Second runner-up: Harana, directed by Benito Bautista (Philippines, 2012)

Third runner-up: Alive and Well, directed by Josh Taft (USA, 2013)

Fourth runner-up: Blackfish, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (USA, 2013)


Best Director: Nabil Ayouch, Horses of God, (Morocco, 2012)

First runner-up: David Ondříček, In the Shadow, (Czech Republic, 2012)

Second runner-up: Joss Whedon, Much Ado About Nothing, (USA, 2012)

Third runner-up: Thomas Vinterberg, The Hunt, (Denmark, 2012)

Fourth runner-up: Andrew Mudge, The Forgotten Kingdom, (USA, 2013)


Best Actor: James Cromwell, Still Mine, (Canada, 2012)

First runner-up: Mads Mikkelsen, The Hunt, (Denmark, 2012)

Second runner-up: Terence Stamp, Unfinished Song (United Kingdom, 2012)

Third runner-up: Ivan Trejon, In the Shadow, (Czech Republic, 2012)

Fourth runner-up: Sabin Tambrea, Ludwig II, (Germany, 2013)


Best Actress: Samantha Morton, Decoding Annie Parker, (USA, 2013)

First runner-up: Onata Aprile, What Maisie Knew, (USA, 2012)

Second runner-up: Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha, (USA, 2012)

Third runner-up: Juliane Köhler, Two Lives, (Germany, 2012)

Fourth runner-up: Martina Gedeck, The Wall, (Austria, 2012)

Best Short Film: Spooners, directed by Bryan Horch (USA, 2012)

First runner-up: My Right Eye (The Apple of My Eye), directed by Josecho de Linares (Spain, 2012)

Second runner-up: Malaria, directed by Edson Oda (Brazil, 2013)

Third runner-up: Fora, directed by Ayuub Kasasa Mago (Rwanda, 2012)

Fourth runner-up: While You Weren’t Looking, directed by Jeremy Mackie (USA, 2012)

Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision, Presented by Women in Film/Seattle: The Punk Singer, directed by Sini Anderson (USA, 2013)

Reel NW Award, presented by KCTS 9:   Big Joy, directed by Eric Slade and Stephen Silha (USA)

More SIFF awards can be read here.

Also, the Fool Serious gang (those movie-loving Full Series passholders) have announced their winning films. 160 passholders voted, averaging 73 films each:

Most Liked: 1. Secret Festival #2; 2. The Hunt; 3. Still Mine; 4. Circles; 5. Two Lives; 6. A Hijacking; 7. The Attack; 8. Muscle Shoals; 9. Key of Life; 10. In the Shadow

Top Archival Film: 1. Safety Last!; 2. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, 3. Richard III; 4. A Man Vanishes

Top Documentary: 1. The Trials of Muhammad Ali; 2.Stories We Tell; 3. The Last Ocean; 4.Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

Best Director: Horses of God

Best Cinematographer: Jin

Best Script: You Will Be My Son

Best Music: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Best Actor: The Hunt

Best Actress: The Wall

Best “Guilty Pleasure”: Comrade Kim Goes Flying




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