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The 8th Brooklyn International Film Festival (Opinion8)

Announces 2005 Winners

Announces 2005 Winners

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June 13, 2005 - The 8th Brooklyn International Film Festival (BiFF) is proud to announce the 2005 Festival winners. The winners were chosen among 143 films shown in competition from June 3-12, 2005 at the Brooklyn Museum. The films selected explore political, social, human, and philosophical issues with strongly opinionated points of view. Sixty judges were involved in the award selection process.

Grand Chameleon Award (Best of Fest)
Director ALISON MURRAY for MOUTH TO MOUTH

Best Feature
Director ALISON MURRAY for MOUTH TO MOUTH

Best Documentary
Director UGYEN WANGDI for PRICE OF LETTER

Best Short
Director MATAN GUGGENHEIM for CRICKETS

Best Experimental
Director GABRIEL JUDET-WEINSHEL for FACECHASERS

Best Animation
Director PHILIPPE GRAMMATICOPOULOS for LE REGULATEUR

Brooklyn Excellence Award (Outstanding Career)
Actor/Director JOHN TURTURRO

Spirit Awards
Feature: Director MELISSA PAINTER for STEAL ME
Documentary: Directors JIM BUTTERWORTH, AARON LUBARSKY & LISA SLEETH for SEOUL TRAIN
Short: Director ALI BENKIRANE for AMAL
Experimental: Director ELIANE KOLLER for ELEMENT - PLAYING PLANET
Animation: Director ANTANAS JANAUSKAS for SHORT CIRCUIT

Best new director:
ARIN CRUMLEY & SUSAN BUICE for FOUR EYED MONSTERS

Audience Awards
Feature: A PERFECT FIT by Director RON BROWN
Documentary: THE PAPAL CHASE by Director KENNY HOTZ
Short: FRIJOLITO, GO! by Director TONY MOSHER
Experimental: EMPIRE by Director EDOUARD SALIER
Animation: FROG by Director CHRISTOPHER CONFORTI

Certificate for Outstanding Achievement
Best Actor (female): JESSICA BOHL for YOU ARE ALONE (feature)
Best Actor (male): ROBERT MARGOLIS for THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY (feature)
Production: ANDREA COSTANTINI for CITY LIMITS (feature)
Cinematography: PETRA KORNER for SHARDS (short)
Screenplay: HURT MCDERMOTT for NIGHTINGALE IN A MUSIC BOX (feature)
Editing: SUKI HAWLEY for CODE 33 (documentary)
Original Score: BRENDAN KERSEY & KENNETH COSIMO for FLIP A COIN (feature)