At the 11th annual Provincetown International Film Festival in Massachusetts, the HBO Audience Awards were presented Sunday with Ella Lemhagen’s Patrik, Age 1.5 taking the best narrative feature award.
The Swedish comedy/drama is about a gay couple who think they are adopting a baby, instead becoming new parents to a homophobic teenager.
Megumi Sasaki’s Herb & Dorothy won best documentary and Casey Clark’s Kink, Inc. won best short.
On Saturday, festival executive director Gabby Hanna, artistic director Connie White and director of programming Andrew Peterson awarded the 2009 Filmmaker on the Edge Award to writer/director Guy Maddin.
Actor Allesandro Nivola was presented with the Excellence in Acting award and Strand Releasing got the Lifetime Achievement Award.