ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: AWARDS SHOW FINALE

The 10th Annual St. Louis International Film Festival concluded its Nov. 8-18 run with an awards ceremony at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza on Sunday, Nov. 18. Attendance at the 2001 fest was estimated at 15,500 ­ dramatically up from last year¹s tally of 10,000 and well beyond the previous attendance high of 12,000. There was also a significant increase in sold-out shows, with 20 screenings selling out. The staff credits these gains to the diversity of the program, the high-profile guests in attendance, aggressive marketing, and a retooled effort to reach specific new audience members.
SLIFF 2001 Fleur de Lis Awards ^ Feature-Film Awards: ^ STARZ! Super Pak New Filmmakers Forum Award: Writer/director Rosemary Rodriguez for Acts of Worship (U.S.) ^ Emerson Audience Choice Award for Best Film: The Tunnel (directed by Roland Suso Richter, Germany) ^ Landmark Theatres International Film Award: The Tunnel (directed by Roland Suso Richter, Germany) ^ Leon Award for Best Documentary (named for the late Leon Strauss): Mark Twain (directed by Ken Burns, U.S.) ^ Interfaith Award: Song of Tibet (directed by Fei Xie, China)
Short-Film Awards: ^ Best of Fest Short: “Cheek to Cheek” (directed by Beth Armstrong, Australia) ^ Best International Short: “Cheek to Cheek” (directed by Beth Armstrong, Australia) ^ Best Animated Short: “Lint People” (directed by Helder K. Sun, U.S.) ^ Best Live-Action Short: “Bullet in the Brain” (directed by David Von Ancken, U.S.) ^ Best Interfaith Short: “One Day Crossing” (directed by Joan Stein and Christina Lazaridi, Hungary)
As these pictures indicate, an amazing time was had by all. Read all the St. Louis Int’l Film Festival reports at the links below: ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL PHOTO DIARY 2001>>> ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: THE ARRIVAL>>> ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: THE LOOP>>> ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: THE TIVOLI THEATRE>>> ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: SUNDANCE CHANNEL PARTY>>> ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: DARK SECRET OF ST. LOUIS>>> ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: FESTIVAL FUN>>> ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: MORE FESTIVAL FUN>>> ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: THE DUCK ROOM>>> ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: PANELS>>> ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: MORE PANELS>>> ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: THE BIG AWARDS SHOW>>> ^ ST. LOUIS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL: AWARDS SHOW FINALE>>>

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Posted on November 19, 2001 in Festivals by
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