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IFFBoston Announces 2010 Awards

The 2010 Independent Film Festival of Boston concluded this past Wednesday with a last-minute addition to the lineup, Jean Pierre Jeunet’s MICMACS, selling out the show in less than 48 hours. IFFBoston enjoyed its best year yet in terms of attendance, filmmaker attendance, and audience reaction. Following the conclusion of the festival the audience awards were tabulated. Below are the seven jury winners and three audience award winners. In addition to the jury and audience awards, actor Kevin Kline was bestowed the 2010 IFFBoston Career Achievement Award on the Opening Night of the festival.

Narrative Feature

Grand Jury Prize: DOWN TERRACE directed by Ben Wheatley
Special Jury Prize: WINTER’S BONE directed by Debra Granik
Audience Award: WINTER’S BONE directed by Debra Granik

Documentary Feature

Grand Jury Prize: THE OATH directed by Laura Poitras
Special Jury Prize: MARWENCOL directed by Jeff Malmberg
Audience Award: FAMILY AFFAIR directed by Chico Colvard

The Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing: FRANCISCO BELLO for WAR DON DON

Short Film

Grand Jury Prize: BORN SWEET directed by Cynthia Wade
Special Jury Prize: LAREDO, TEXAS directed by Topaz Adizes
Audience Award: GOD OF LOVE directed by Luke Matheny

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