The Yankles, Summer Wars and Monopoly Documentary Among AIFF Audience Favorites

Just because some filmmakers were not honored at the gala awards ceremony Saturday night inside a Grand Californian Hotel ballroom, it does not mean the Anaheim International Film Festival was done dishing out trophies.

Due to "technical difficulties," a list of audience favorites did not reach the Weekly's inbox until yesterday afternoon (though the fest says it originally went out Monday night).

Whatevs.

And the envelopes for audience awards, please . . .

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

The Yankles, Summer Wars and Monopoly Documentary Among AIFF Audience Favorites

THE YANKLES

Directed by

David Brooks

; produced by Brooks,

Zev Brooks

and

Cary Glieberman

; and starring

Brian Wimmer

,

Bart Johnson

,

Don Most

,

Michael Buster

,

Susanne Sutchy

,

Kenneth Brown

and

Jesse Bennett

.

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Yankles, Summer Wars and Monopoly Documentary Among AIFF Audience Favorites

UNDER THE BOARDWALK: THE MONOPOLY STORY

Directed by

Kevin Tostado

; produced by Tostado and

Craig Bentley

; narrated by

Zachary Levi

; and featuring appearances by

Hank Azaria

,

Matt McNally

and

Phil Orbanes

.

BEST ANIMATION FEATURE

The Yankles, Summer Wars and Monopoly Documentary Among AIFF Audience Favorites

SUMMER WARS

Directed by

Mamoru Hosoda

; produced by

Takuya Ito

,

Yuichiro Saito

,

Nozomu Takahashi

,

Takashi Watanabe

; and featuring the voices of

Nanami Sakuraba

,

Ryonosuke Kamiki

,

Ayumu Saito

,

Mitsuki Tanimura

,

Sumiko Fuji

and

Takahiro Yokokawa

.

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

The Yankles, Summer Wars and Monopoly Documentary Among AIFF Audience Favorites

BEDFELLOWS

Directed by

Pierre Stefanos
BEST ANIMATION SHORT

The Yankles, Summer Wars and Monopoly Documentary Among AIFF Audience Favorites

THE GRUFFALO

Directed by

Max Lang

and

Jacob Schuh

; and featuring the voices of

Helena Bonham Carter

,

Robbie Coltrane

,

John Hurt

and

Tom Wilkinson
 

These films join the four others singled out by juries and presented awards at Saturday night's gala.


They were:

BEST FEATURE FILM (Co-Winners)

The Yankles, Summer Wars and Monopoly Documentary Among AIFF Audience Favorites

COLONY

Directed by

Carter Gunn

and

Ross McDonnell

; and produced by

Morgan Bushe

and

Macdara Kelleher

.

The Yankles, Summer Wars and Monopoly Documentary Among AIFF Audience Favorites

EIGHTEEN

Directed by

Jang Kun-jae

; produced by Jang Kun-jae and

Kim Woo-ri

; and starring

Seo Jun-yeong

,

Lee Min-ji

,

Kwon Hyeok-pung

,

Han Na

,

Choi Hyo-sang

and

Choi Hyeon-sook

.

BEST LIVE ACTION/NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

The Yankles, Summer Wars and Monopoly Documentary Among AIFF Audience Favorites

THE GOD OF LOVE

Directed by

Luke Matheny
BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM

The Yankles, Summer Wars and Monopoly Documentary Among AIFF Audience Favorites

THE LOST THING

Directed by

Andrew Ruhemann

and

Shaun Tan

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The feature film jurors were: Julie Davis, director of I Love You, Don't Touch Me!, Amy's Orgasm, All Over the Guy and Finding Bliss; and Christian Gaines, the American Film Institute's director of festivals from 2000-08 who is now developing festival strategy and alternative distribution for Withoutabox, a division of IMDb.com and Amazon.

Short film jurors were: Kimberly Browning, a film, television and new media/web entertainment producer and director who founded and directs Hollywood Shorts, a monthly industry screening series and presenter of the annual African American Shortsfest at the American Cinematheque each February; and Matt Spain, creative executive at Magnet Media Group, which finances and produces theatrical feature films in the $10 million-$40 million range.


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