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'Aruba' takes ShortFest's grand prize

30 August 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The largest short film festival and market in North America announced its award winners Tuesday. This year, the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market (ShortFest) screened more than 333 shorts in competition featuring 74 world premieres, 56 North American premieres and 16 U.S. premieres. The fest racked up more than 2,500 filmmaker submissions, from more than 48 countries. Three jury awards were presented, including a Panavision grand jury award to Hubert Davis for "Aruba"; a best of festival award to Hisham Zaman for "Bawke"; and a future filmmaker award to Alex Weil for the animated CG film "One Rat Short". Audience awards for favorite live-action short went to Vince Marcello for "Zombie Prom" and Leonid Prudovsky for "Dark Night;" the favorite documentary short went to Desiree Handal for "Chicken"; and DreamWorks Animation staffers Cameron Hood and Kyle Jefferson won favorite animated short for "First Flight". »

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