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IFFBoston Awards Announced

Posted by Ty Burr  May 3, 2012 04:30 PM

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The awards have been handed out for the just concluded IFFBoston. Here's the press release:

"The 2012 Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) came to a close on Wednesday night, May 2nd, with a sold-out screening of Lauren Greenfield’s THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES. Roughly 100 guest filmmakers and celebrities were in attendance at the festival including Ira Glass, Julie Delpy, Todd Solondz, Denis Leary, Bobcat Goldthwait, Wayne White, and numerous others. Films were shown in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville over a total of 8 screens. This was the festival’s 10th year.

The jury and audience award prizes have been announced and are as follows:

Narrative Feature:
Grand Jury Prize Winner: THINK OF ME directed by Bryan Wizemann
Special Jury Prize Winner: GAYBY directed by Jonathan Lisecki
Audience Award Winner: FAIRHAVEN directed by Tom O’Brien

Documentary Feature:
Grand Jury Prize Winner: DETROPIA directed by Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady
Special Jury Prize Winner: HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE directed by Steve Maing
Audience Award Winner: HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE directed by David France
Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing: BEWARE OF MR.BAKER edited by Abhay Sofsky

Short Film:
Grand Jury Prize Winner: DONALD CRIED directed by Kris Avedisian
Special Jury Prize Winner: BLANCHE FRAISE directed by Frederick Tremblay
Audience Award Winner: MONDAYS AT RACINE directed by Cynthia Wade"

Congratulations go to the filmmakers, the festival organizers, and to Boston audiences for giving this event the support it deserves. See you all next year.

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