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).
And the envelopes for audience awards, please . . .
Directed byDavid Brooks
; produced by Brooks,Zev Brooks
; and starringBrian Wimmer
Directed byKevin Tostado
; produced by Tostado andCraig Bentley
; narrated byZachary Levi
; and featuring appearances byHank Azaria
Directed byMamoru Hosoda
; produced byTakuya Ito
; and featuring the voices ofNanami Sakuraba
Directed byPierre Stefanos
Directed byMax Lang
; and featuring the voices ofHelena Bonham Carter
These films join the four others singled out by juries and presented awards at Saturday night's gala.
Directed byCarter Gunn
; and produced byMorgan Bushe
Directed byJang Kun-jae
; produced by Jang Kun-jae andKim Woo-ri
; and starringSeo Jun-yeong
Directed byLuke Matheny
Directed byAndrew Ruhemann
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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