Filed under: Film | Tags: Golden Space Needle Award, Howard From Ohio, siff, SJ Chiro
The 2011 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) ended yesterday with a full day of films and a closing night party at the Pan Pacific Hotel. At special ceremony on Sunday, the winners of the 2011 Golden Space Needle Awards were announced. Audience members cast over 80,000 ballots this year to determine the winners for six categories: Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Short Film. Five juried competition awards were also chosen in the categories of Best New Director, Best Documentary, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, and Best Animated Short; as well as the FIPRESCI Award for Best American Film. Youth filmmakers received special recognition with the FutureWave Wavemaker Award for Excellence in Youth Filmmaking, the FutureWave Shorts Audience Award, and the Youth Jury Awards for Best FutureWave & Films4Families Features. Among the many local films that played at SIFF this year, the short film Howard From Ohio by SJ Chiro won a Special Jury Prize for Narrative Short. For those who missed any of the award-winning films and other standouts at the festival, there will be a Best of SIFF recap June 17-19 at SIFF Cinema this weekend.
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