Winners announced at Sarasota Film Festival

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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 10:10 am

SARASOTA - The 2013 Sarasota Film Festival announced this year’s jury and audience award winners at a ceremony hosted by Cheryl Hines at the historic Sarasota Opera House.

LAURENCE ANYWAYS directed by Xavier Dolan took home this year’s Narrative Feature Jury prize. AFTER TILLER directed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson was the Documentary Jury Prize winner. Two special jury prizes were awarded; in the Narrative category IT FELT LIKE LOVE directed by Eliza Hittman took home a Special Jury Prize and for Documentary Feature Competition a special jury prize for direction was awarded to SURVIVAL PRAYER directed by Benjamin Greenè.

The festival's Independent Visions Award, presented by FACTORY 25, went to THE DIRTIES, directed by Matthew Johnson. THE DIRTIES has been awarded a distribution offer from FACTORY 25. In addition, the jury gave a special On Golden Pond Award for Artistic Accomplishment to THIS IS MARTIN BONNER, directed by Chad Hartigan.

This year’s Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature went to THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM director, Andrew Mudge.

Congratulations to the 2013 winners of The Sarasota Film Festival Awards:

Narrative Feature Competition Winner

LAURENCE ANYWAYS

Director - Xavier Dolan

Narrative Feature Competition

Special Jury Prize for Creative Achievement

IT FELT LIKE LOVE

Director - Eliza Hittman

Documentary Feature Competition

AFTER TILLER

Director - Martha Shane and Lana Wilson

Documentary Feature Competition

Special Jury Prize For Direction

SURVIAL PRAYER

Director - Benjamin Greenè

Independent Vision Prize Winners

Independent Vision Prize

THE DIRTIES

Director - Matthew Johnson

The On Golden Pond Award for Artistic Accomplishment

THIS IS MARTIN BONNER

Director - Chad Hartigan

Audience Awards

Best Narrative Feature

THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM

Director - Andrew Mudge

Best Documentary Feature

RUNNING WILD: THE LIFE OF DAYTON O. HYDE

Director - Suzanne Mitchell

Audience Award

Best Short Film

THIS IS NORMAL

Director - Derek Watson

Audience Award

Best In World Cinema

THE ANGEL'S SHARE

Director - Ken Loach

The Jurors

Narrative

Joshua Rothkopf – Time Out New York/ Chair, The New York Film Critics Circle

Miranda Siegel – New York Magazine

Alicia Van Couvering – Filmmaker Magazine, Producer TINY FURNITURE

Documentary

Drew Taylor – Associate Features Editor The Playlist/Indiewire

Donna Freydkin – Entertainment Writer USA Today

Nick Dawson - Managing Editor - Filmmaker

Independent Visions

Matt Grady - Founder, Factory 25

Alex Ross Perry - Director, THE COLOR WHEEL

Michael Tully - Editor in Chief, Hammer to Nail /Director SEPTIEN

Chris Wells - Curator, The IFC Center/ Writer, Mubi.com

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