Borys Lankosz The Reverse claimed the grand jury prize and Jeff Malmberg’s Marwencol took top documentary honours as the 36th Seattle International Film Festival close at the weekend.
In the shorts categories, Sara Colangelo’s Little Accidents took the narrative prize, Travis Senger’s White Lines And The Fever: The Death Of DJ Junebug emerged victorious in the documentary section, and The Wonder Hospital directed by Beomsik Shim took the animation prize.
FIPRESCI honours went to Tanya Hamilton’s Black Panther drama Night Catches Us, which originally debuted at Sundance.
In the Golden Space Needle Audience Awards, Mona Achache’s The Hedgehog was named best film while the documentary prize was shared between Karen Stanton’s Ginny Ruffner: A Not So Still Life and Lucy Walker’s Waste Land.
Audiences gave their best director award to Debra Granik for her widely admired Winter’s Bone. Actors prizes went to Luis Tosar for Cell 211 and Jennifer Lawrence for Winter’s Bone.
The best short film prize went to Rob Silvestri’s Ormie, and the Lena Sharpe Award For Persistence Of Vision award presented by Women In Film/Seattle went to The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls directed by Leanne Pooley.
“This was a monumental year for SIFF,” the festival’s artistic director Carl Spence said. “I’ve never been more proud to be part of a city that radiates such enthusiasm for film.” The festival ran from May 20 to June 13.