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2 items from 2009

'Skin,' 'Machan' win at Palm Beach Fest

29 April 2009 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Anthony Fabian's "Skin," starring Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill and Alice Krige, and Uberto Pasolini's "Machan" tied for the best feature film award at the 14th annual Palm Beach International Film Festival, which handed out its awards on Monday.

The five-day fest presented its award for best feature film director to Charles Martin Smith for "The Stone of Destiny."

Andres Faucher's "The Legacy" was named best documentary feature.

The award for best short film went to "Gone Fishing," directed by Chris Jones.

Audience choice awards were voted to David Lisle Johnson's "In My Pocket" as best feature and Dori Berinstein's "Gotta Dance" as best documentary.

The audience award for best short film resulted in another tie, going to Meredith Scott Lynn's "Parental Guidance" and Deb Hiett and Richard Kuhlman's "A Bit of Counseling."


The Voices of Local Films honors were awarded to "The Outlaw »

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'Captain Coulier' tops comedy shorts fest nods

9 March 2009 4:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Lyndon Casey's "Captain Coulier" took the Funny or Die best-of-fest prize at the inaugural L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, a four-day fest, which held its closing-night ceremony Sunday at Cinespace in Hollywood.

The event, hosted by Adam Carolla, honored comedian-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait, who received the Commie Award, presented by Tom Kenny, who is the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants.

More than $40,000 in cash and prizes were awarded.

Joe Wilson's "The Swear Police" captured the Atomic Wedgie best comedy shortie-short prize, Mike Stern's "Distraxion" was named Atom.com best animated comedy short, David McWhirter's "Daryl From OnCar" was named Atom.com best comedy short, and the Atomic Wedgie audience award went to Deb Hiett and Richard Kuhlman's "A Bit of Counseling."

As part of the Movie Magic screenwriter screenplay competition, the winning screenplays were Ted Farnath's "The Rock Thrower," comedy feature, and Austin Sheeley's "Danny Caldwell Goes to Hell, »

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