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2001 Film Festival Award Winners

More than 200 filmmakers and celebrities attend Festival whose highlight includes special visit by Academy Award-winner, Julie Andrews

 

PROVIDENCE, RI (August 20, 2001): The envelop please! The 2001 Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) presented by Brooks Pharmacy has announced this year's winners in its film competition at its annual Awards Celebration held at the Rhode Island School of Design Auditorium in Providence on Sunday, August 12, 200.

 

This year, RIIFF received over 700 entries in competition and 65 titles out of competition. Films came from 37 countries and 32 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Of those selected for exhibition, 42 were World Premieres and 32 were United States Premieres. 206 titles were chosen as finalists and screened at this year's RIIFF.

 

BEST FEATURE
EASTMAN KODAK VISION AWARD

Grand Prize: The Secret [Director: Melinda Roenisch]
USA, New England Premiere

 

BEST DIRECTOR
Grand Prize: Dischord [Dir. Mark Wilkinson]
USA, RI Premiere

First Prize: Being Claudine [Dir. I-Fan Quirk]
USA, RI Premiere

 

BEST SHORT
Grand Prize: Cheek to Cheek [Dir. Beth Armstrong]
AUSTRALIA, US Premiere

First Prize
(tie): Dos Mas [Dir. Leon Ssiminiani]
SPAIN, New England Premiere

Jane [Dir. Dominic Cionciolo]
USA, East Coast Premiere

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Grand Prize: Prisoners in Paradise
[Dir. Camilla Calamandrei]
USA

First Prize
(tie): In Cane for Life
[Dir. Jorge Wolney Atalla]
BRAZIL, RI Premiere

A Time of Love and War [Dir. Sabrina Mathews]
CANADA, US Premiere

 

BEST EDITING
Grand Prize: Shadow Glories [Dir. Ziad Hamzeh]
USA, RI Premiere

First Prize:
A Brief History of Cuba, in D Minor
[Dir. Emily James]
UK, World Premiere

 

BEST EXPERIMENTAL
Grand Prize: The Sea That Thinks [Dir. Gert de Graaff]
NETHERLANDS, US Premiere

First Prize:
Indefinable Moods [Dir. Kathy Smith]
AUSTRALIA, US Premiere

 

DIRECTORIAL DEBUT
Grand Prize: Morning [Director. Ami Canaan Mann]
USA, East Coast Premiere

First Prize: Liars Club [Dir. Bruce Cahco-Negrette]
USA, World Premiere

 

BEST SCREENPLAY
Grand Prize: Working Stiff
[Director/Screenplay. Greg Joyce]
USA, World Premiere

First Prize (tie): Wings of Hope
[Director/Screenplay Raj Basu]
USA, New England Premiere

Mockingbird Don't Sing [Dir. Harold Bromley-Davenport,
Screenplay by Daryl Haney]
USA, World Premiere

 

TOURISME QUÉBEC
BEST FOREIGN FILM

Grand Prize: No Turning Back
[Dirs. Jesus Nesbot/Julia Montejo]
USA/SPAIN, East Coast Premiere

First Prize: Games of the Heart [Dir. Céline Baril]
CANADA, World Premiere

 

BROOKS PHARMACY POSITIVE
LIFESTYLE AWARD

To Ease the Loss [Dir. Haley McLane]
USA, World Premiere

Gregor's Greatest Invention [Dir. Johannes Kiefer]
GERMANY, World Premiere

 

PROVIDENCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARD
Grand Prize: G-Spots? [Dir. Daniel Scott Fine]
USA, RI Premiere

First Prize: Machine on the Sides [Dir. Ryan Scarfuro]
USA, World Premiere

 


The Rhode Island International Film Festival took place August 9-13, 2000 in locations throughout Providence and the state of Rhode Island. The Festival will take place next year, August 7-12, 2002.

 

RIIFF is a juried competition and showcase for independent filmmakers from all over the world. The Festival's Honorary Chair is Governor Lincoln Almond. The President/Chairman of the Festival is Michel Coutu, CEO of Brooks Pharmacy. George T. Marshall is the Festival Executive Director.

The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers, directors, producers, distributors, backers, and the film-going community. Now heading into its sixth year, the Festival is produced by the Flickers Arts Collaborative, an organization with 20 plus years of experience presenting major artistic events as well as independent and foreign films to the public. For more information, write RIIFF, P.O. Box 162, Newport, RI 02840. Telephone: 401-861-4445. E-mail: info@film-festival.org