POST MORTEM COMES TO LIFE IN SANTA BARBARA

The 15th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival wrapped up March 12 in Santa Barbara, Calif. with Louis Belanger’s “Post Mortem” taking home two awards. Here’s a wrap up of the winners:

The Independent Voice Award, given to a feature-length North American film with no U.S. distribution in place: “Post Mortem,” written and directed by Louis Belanger.

The World Prism Award, is given to a feature-length foreign film: “Mauvaises Frequentations (Bad Company)” from France. Directed by Jean-Pierre Améris.

The Body Shop’s Burning Vision Award, celebrating an emerging filmmaker of a feature-length U.S. film without distribution in place: Amy Goldstein, director of “East of A.”

Burning Vision Jury “Special Mention:” “Everything’s Jake,” directed by Matthew Milele.

Body Shop’s Phoenix Prize: “Garage Olimpo,” directed by Marco Bechis.

The IFILM.com Special Jury Prize for Artistic Merit: “Post Mortem.”

The Lumina Award, sponsored by FUJIFILMS for best cinematography for a U.S. or World Cinema feature-length film: “La Nina De Tus Ojos (The Girl of Your Dreams),” cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe.

The Santa Barbara Independent Audience Award, given to a U.S. or World Cinema feature-length film: “East/West (Est-Ouest),” directed by Regis Wargnier.

The Body Shop’s Insight Award, to the best documentary feature 72 minutes or longer: “Just, Melvin.” Written and directed by James Ronald Whitney.

The Fund for Santa Barbara’s Human Rights Award, promoting social justice and human rights: “Good Kurds, Bad Kurds,” directed by Kevin McKiernan.

A Special Jury Mention for Documentary Short: “Shroud of Silence,” directed by Michael Cicero.

The Bruce C. Corwin Award, given for best short film, 20 minutes in length or less: “Echo.”

The Best Animated Short Award, given for best animated short film 20 minutes in length or less: “When The Day Breaks,” directed by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis.

The First Place winner of The Peter Stark Screenwriting Competition: “Bad Company,” written by Jeff Jackson.




Posted on March 14, 2000 in Festivals by
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