[ November 12th, 2000 ] was the final day for the completely triumphant Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The event, the longest film festival and the record holder as well, managed to reel in a grand 54,000 film goers over the course of 28 days. The newly-announced Festival winners are as follows:
[ Best Dramatic Short: ] ARE YOU LUIGI? (Stephan Bruggenthies) ^ [ Best Comedy Short (tie): ] WALKING ON THE WIDE SIDE (Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel), TALK TO YOU LATER (Steven Hentges) ^ [ Best Documentary: ] GHOST BIRD (Irena Salina) ^ [ Best Actor (tie): ] John Lynch, BEST, and Dirk Roofthooft, DON’T CRY GERMAINE ^ [ Best Actress: ] Hege Schoyen, THE PROMPTER ^ [ Best Director: ] Costas Kapakas, PEPPERMINT ^ [ Best Supporting Female: ] Maria Cánepa, CORONATION ^ [ Best Supporting Male: ] William H. Macy, STATE & MAIN ^ [ Best Foreign Language: ] SKY IS FALLING (IL CIELO CADE) ^ [ Best Film: ] STATE & MAIN (David Mamet) ^ [ Audience Award: ] A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES
[ President’s Awards ] ^ [ Best World Premiere: ] SLEEP EASY HUTCH RIMES ^ [ Spirit of Independent’s Award: ] THE TESTIMONY OF TALIESIN JONES ^ [ Spirit of Independent’s Award: ] GRAN PARADISO ^ [ Best Animated Feature: ] ANNE FRANK’S DIARY
[ Robert W. Director of Distinction Award: ] George Sidney ^ [ Lifetime Achievement Award: ] Peter Falk ^ [ Lifetime Achievement in Musical Cinema: ] Howard Keel ^ [ Spirit of Independent’s Award: ] Rob Morrow ^ [ Script Writing Competition: ] Carl Wolfteich and Tom Dooley for OPERATION PASTORIUS
For more from Fort Lauderdale, see the [ Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival site. ]

Posted on November 14, 2000 in Festivals by

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