Best narrative short went to Kazik Radwanski's Princess Margaret Blvd, while animated short went to Hayley Morris's Undone, documentary short was presented to Randall Wood for Rare Chicken Rescue and Frank R Rinaldi took the experimental short prize for Funny Guy. The Grand Jury Award for Best Music Video went to Peter Rhoads for Don Mccloskey 'Mister Novocaine'.
In the audience awards Gregory Viens won best narrative feature for Punching The Clown and Beth Toni Kruvant took best documentary honours for Heart Of Stone (formerly It's Hard To Be An Indian). The wonderfully named award for best anarchy film went to Eva Flodstrom for The Tides and there was a tie for the Spirit Of Slamdance Award, which was presented to Aaron Marshall, Erik Mauck, Justin Johnson's Zombie Girl and Frank Feldman's Vapid Lovelies.
In the special awards, the Kodak Vision Award For Best Cinematography went to Richard Lopez for his work on I Sell The Dead, while the Dos Equis 'Most Interesting Film' Award was presented to You Might As Well Live by Simon Ennis and the online IndieRoad Award voted on by IndieRoad.net viewers went to Punching The Clown by Gregory Viens.
Neil McGowan took the award for best screenplay for Numbered and the award for best short screenplay was presented to Mark Seidel for Crybaby.
As previously announced Panorama Entertainment acquired US rights to The Ante while Revolver Entertainment took UK rights to City Rats. As the festival drew to a close at least four other titles were believed to be close to deals.
'As ever, if you wanted to see the best in truly independent film and emerging talent,' Slamdance co-founder and president Peter Baxter said. 'Slamdance No. 15 was the place to be. Congratulations to all of our winners and especially to all of our film-makers who continue to strengthen our community...our family.'