WINNERS ON THE SIDEWALK

Another Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival has wrapped up in Birmingham, Alabama with a majorly successful bang. Awards night went down September 25th and, as last year, it was an entertaining evening. Who knew handing out awards could be so funny.
To kick things off, a special inaugural Spirit of Sidewalk award was presented to actor John C. Reilly (“Magnolia”, “Chicago”, “The Aviator”, “Gangs of New York”, “The Good Girl”, “Boogie Nights” “Hard Eight” “The Anniversary Party” and many more) to honor him for his body of work in independent film. John was in attendance to accept his award.
The rest of the awards handed out during the evening are as follows:

FEATURE FILM AWARDS
Feature jury comprised of: Eric Campos (FilmThreat.com) Alison Dickey (PIGGIE) Curtiss Clayton (RICK).

Best Feature Film ($1,000 cash prize)
THE PUFFY CHAIR, directed by Jay Duplass

Best Director
MUTUAL APPRECIATION, directed by Andrew Bujalski

The following special honors were also presented by the Feature Film Jury:

Special Mention
FOUR EYED MONSTERS, directed by Arin Crumley and Susan Buice

Best Ensemble Cast
SWIMMERS, directed by Doug Sadler

Best Cinematography
AMERICANO, directed by Kevin Noland

DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
Documentary jury comprised of: Peter Gilbert (HOOP DREAMS), Skizz Cyzyk (Maryland Film Festival) and Lucia Small (MY FATHER THE GENIUS)

Best Documentary ($1,000 cash prize)
LUCHA LIBRE: LIFE BEHIND THE MASK, directed by Rich Walton and Carlos Garcia

Best Short Documentary
CHARLES MOORE: I FIGHT WITH MY CAMERA, directed by Daniel Love

The following special honors were also presented by the Documentary Film Jury:
Special Jury Award for Cultural Significance
MUSIC IS MY LIFE: POLITICS MY MISTRESS, directed by donnie l. betts

Best Student Documentary
MISS LIL’S CAMP, directed by Suzanne Niedland & Anberin Pasha

SHORT FILMS
Jury comprised of: Daniel Wallace (author Big Fish), Alison Bagnall (director of PIGGIE, co-writer of BUFFALO ’66), Gabe Wardell (Sonoma Valley Film Festival) and Steve Montal (Slamdance Film Festival).

Best Short Film ($1,000 cash prize)
SPAM-KU, directed by Steven Tsuchida

Best Student Short Film
TEST DAY, directed by David Fabelo

Best Animated Film ($500 cash prize)
QUEST FOR THE ORB, directed by Sam McDavid

Kathryn Tucker Windham Storytelling Award
PEE SHY, directed by Deb Hagan

Best Alabama Short Film
THE 3 R’S, directed by Nathan Voltz

The following special honor was also presented by the Short Film Jury:
Special Jury Prize
DARE, directed by Adam Salky

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS

Feature
NOVEM, directed by Brad Kimmel

Documentary
FAVELA RISING, directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary

Short
PEE SHY, directed by Deb Hagan

Alabama
A MODEST PROPOSAL, directed by Sam Frazier, Jr.

For the second year, Alabama Citations of Excellence (ACE) were given to honor excellence in Alabama filmmaking. Alison Bagnall, Steve Montal and Daniel Wallace selected the winners of the 2005 ACE Awards.

Excellence in Imagery
MINDWALK, directed by David Whitson

Excellence in Soundtrack
MINDWALK, directed by David Whitson

Excellence in Cinematography
THE GIRLFRIEND, directed by Adam Wingard
WHO KILLED TANGERINE?, directed by Brent Davis

Excellence in Casting
AIR BAND, directed by Darrel C. Hazelrig

Excellence in Multimedia
PORTRAIT OF A GIRL, directed by Ali Clark

Excellence in Animation
THE FANCIFUL GENTLEMAN, directed by Sam McDavid

Excellence in Drama
BIRTHDAY WISH, directed by Alan Hunter

The Fucking Funny Award
THE 3 R’S, directed by Nathan Voltz
A MODEST PROPOSAL, directed by Sam Frazier, Jr.
TESTOSTERINO, directed by Hunter Cressall

Excellence in Student Filmmaking
STRAW MAN UNYIELDING, directed by Todd Bryant

Excellence in Cinematic Innovation
GRATUITOUS, directed by Alex Justinger

Excellence in Acting
Austin McDonald for STRAW MAN UNYIELDING, directed by Todd Bryant
George Milton for A MODEST PROPOSAL, directed by Sam Frazier, Jr.
Stephanie Schnorbus for THE GIRLFRIEND, directed by Adam Wingard
Stephen Williams for STRAW MAN UNYIELDING, directed by Todd Bryant

For more post festival information, visit the Sidewalk website.




Posted on September 28, 2005 in Festivals by
Buffer


If you liked this article then you may also like the following Film Threat articles:
Popular Stories from Around the Web

Tell us what you're thinking...





Comments are governed by the Terms of Use of this Site. Click on the "Report Comment" link if you feel a comment is in violation of the Terms of Use, and the comment will be reviewed appropriately.