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Jury and Audience Awards


EAT SLEEP DIE

AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi announced today the features and short films that are the recipients of this year’s Audience and Jury Awards. Select award-winning films will screen again today at the Chinese 6 Theatres.

GRAND JURY AWARD, NEW AUTEURS

The jury is comprised exclusively of film writers: Dana Harris (Indiewire), David Hudson (Fandor), Gregg Kilday (The Hollywood Reporter) and Bérénice Reynaud (Senses of Cinema).

Grand Jury Award: EAT SLEEP DIE for director Gabriela Pichler’s “sensitive portrait of a young woman fighting to keep her job and her dignity in the globalized economy, driven by an energetic performance from Nermina Lukac, is an extraordinary work accessible to many audiences.”

Special Mention for Performance: SIMON KILLER’s Mati Diop for “her contribution to SIMON KILLER as both an actress and screenwriter.”

Special Mention: HERE AND THERE by Antonio Mendez Esparza for “its honest depiction of lives that are otherwise often invisible in our society.”

GRAND JURY AWARDS,
LIVE ACTION AND ANIMATED SHORT

This year’s Shorts jury consisted of Claudette Godfrey (Short Film Programmer for the South by Southwest Film Conference); Mike Plante (Sundance Film Festival Programmer, publisher of Cinemad and filmmaker); Ry Russo-Young (NOBODY WALKS); Ryan Silbert (Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, Live Action Short, GOD OF LOVE); and Jenny Slate (actress, best-selling author, and voice, co-writer and co-creator of MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON, winner of Best Animated Short at AFI FEST 2010).

Grand Jury Award, Live Action Short: INTRODUCING: BOBBY. by Roger Hayn “for crafting an honest vision of America by making an insightful portrayal of a single man.”

Grand Jury Award, Animated Short: OH WILLY… by Emma De Swaef and Marc Roels “for melding a dynamic narrative with innovative animation style that leads the viewer to pure wonderment.”

Special Jury Award for Animation: BELLY by Julia Pott “for its personal touch to technique and playful storytelling that is a welcome addition to the pantheon of animation.”

Special Jury Award for Documentary Filmmaking: WHATEVEREST by Kristoffer Borgli “for constructing a film that contextualizes the digital generation and reflects on what happens when we turn the camera onto ourselves.”

Honorable Mention for Performance: NARCOCORRIDO (DIR Ryan Prows) for Raul Castillo’s “penetrating lead performance that conveys a sense of loss that leaves a lasting mark on the audience.”

Honorable Mention for Promising Vision: DOGS ARE SAID TO SEE THINGS by Guto Parente “for pulling together social criticism with a pool party and actually making something fresh and smart.”

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Audience Award, World Cinema: A ROYAL AFFAIR. DIR Nikolaj Arcel. Denmark/Sweden/Czech Republic/Germany.

Audience Award, New Auteurs: A HIJACKING. DIR Tobias Lindholm. Denmark.

Audience Award, Young Americans: ONLY THE YOUNG. DIR Jason Tippet, Elizabeth Mims. USA.

Audience Award, Breakthrough: NAIROBI HALF LIFE. DIR David Tosh Gitonga. Kenya/Germany. Award accompanied by a $5,000 cash prize.

AFI Alumni Win Big at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards

Congratulations to all the AFI Conservatory alumni winners and nominees of the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards!
 
AMERICAN HORROR STORY
Bradley Buecker (AFI Class of 2003), Co-Executive Producer
Dante Di Loreto (AFI Class of 1991), Executive Producer
Brad Falchuk (AFI Class of 1996), Executive Producer
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie (Nominee)
 
Juan Ruiz Anchia (AFI Class of 1979), Cinematographer
Outstanding Main Title Design (Nominee)
 
AMERICAN MASTERS
“Johnny Carson: King Of Late Night”
Mark Catalena (AFI Class of 1994), Editor
Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Nominee)
 
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
“Palestinian Chicken”
Steven A. Rasch (AFI Class of 1988), Editor
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series (Winner)
 
HAVE YOU HEARD FROM JOHANNESBURG
Connie Field (AFI Class of 1997), Producer
Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking (Winner)
 
HOMELAND
Gideon Raff (AFI Class of 2003), Executive Producer
Outstanding Drama Series (Winner)

“Pilot”
Gideon Raff (AFI Class of 2003), Screenwriter
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Winner)
 
HOT IN CLEVELAND
“God And Football”
Mark Dashnaw (AFI Class of 1999), Editor
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series (Nominee)
 
MAD MEN
“The Phantom”
Christopher Manley (AFI Class of 1994), Cinematographer
Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Nominee)
 
“Far Away Places”
Chris Gay (AFI Class of 2006), Editor
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series (Nominee)
 
MODERN FAMILY
“Election Day”
Steven A. Rasch (AFI Class of 1988), Editor
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series (Nominee)
 
VEEP
Allison Jones (AFI Class of 1981), Casting Director
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series (Nominee)
 
THE VOICE
Lee Metzger (AFI Class of 2000), Executive Producer
Outstanding Reality Program (Nominee)

http://www.emmys.com/nominations

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