The San Francisco International Film Festival presented its 2011 Golden Gate Awards to filmmakers Wednesday night at Temple Nightclub/Prana Restaurant. Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway's Better This World won both Documentary Feature and Bay Area Documentary awards. Yoav Potash's Crime After Crime received the Investigative Documentary prize. Park Jung-bum's The Journals of Musan won the New Directors award. A complete list follows.
Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners:
Investigative Documentary Feature: Crime after Crime, Yoav Potash (USA 2011) / Winner receives $25,000 cash prize.
Documentary Feature: Better this World, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway (USA 2011) / Winner receives $20,000 cash prize.
Bay Area Documentary Feature: Better this World, Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway (USA 2011) / Winner receives $15,000 cash prize and $2000 lab services from EFILM Digital Laboratories.
New Directors Award: The Journals of Musan, Park Jung-bum (South Korea 2010) / Winner receives $15,000 cash prize.
FIPRESCI Prize: The Salesman, Sébastien Pilote (Canada 2011)
Golden Gate Award Short Film Winners
Narrative Short: Blokes, Marialy Rivas (Chile 2010) / Winner receives $5,000 cash prize.
Documentary Short: Into the Middle of Nowhere, Anna Frances Ewert (Scotland, England 2010) / Winner receives $5,000 cash prize.
Animated Short: The External World, David O’Reilly (Ireland 2010) / Winner receives $2,000 cash prize and Maya animation software provided by Autodesk.
Bay Area Short, First Prize: Tourist Trap, Skye Thorstenson (USA 2010) / Winner receives $2,000 cash prize.
Bay Area Short, Second Prize: Young Dracula, Alfred Seccombe (USA 2010) / Winner receives $1,500 cash prize.
New Visions: Lost Lake, Zackary Drucker (USA 2010) / Winner receives $1,500 cash prize and 1,000 feet of Kodak film stock.
Work for Kids and Families: Specky Four Eyes, Jean-Claude Rozec (France 2010) / Winner receives $1,500 cash prize.
Youth Work: Z-Man, Nat Talbot (USA 2010) / Winner receives $1,500 cash prize.
Youth Work Honorable Mention: The Snowman Kelly Wilson, Neil Wrischnik (USA 2010)
Youth Work Honorable Mention: The Math Test, Sam Rubin (USA 2010)
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