50th AAFF Jury Awards

The 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival is proud to announce this year's award-winning films as chosen by our esteemed jury: Michael Robinson, Kathy Geritz and Peter Rose. The Vimeo Audience Award was determined through balloting in competiton screenings at the 50th AAFF. This year the AAFF awarded over $22,000 in cash and film stock/processing.

Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival  $3,000
Lack of Evidence (Manque de Preuves) (Hayoun KWON)

The Stan Brakhage Film at Wit’s End Award  $1,000
Voluptuous Sleep (Betzy Bromberg)

Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film  $1,000
Palaces of Pity (Daniel Schmidt, Gabriel Abrantes)

Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary Film  $1,000
Guañape Sur (János Richter)

Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film  $1,000
Sounding Glass (Sylvia Schedelbauer)

Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film  $1,000 ($500 each)
It’s such a beautiful day (Don Hertzfeldt)
Traces (Scott Stark)

The Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Experimental Video Artist  $1,000
Ceibas: The Epilogue – The Well of Representation (Evan Meaney)

Prix DeVarti for Funniest Film  $1,000 ($333 each)
Walt Disney’s “Taxi Driver” (Bryan Boyce)
Shadow Cuts (Martin Arnold)
Pluto Declaration (Travis Wilkerson)

Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker  $1,000
The Strawberry Tree (Simone Rapisarda Casanova)

Kodak/Colorlab Award for Best Cinematography  $3,000 [$1,500 of film plus $1,500 processing]
Undergrowth (Robert Todd)
Within (Robert Todd)

Art & Science Award  $750
20Hz (Semiconductor)

Award for Best International Film  $500
Untitled (Neil Beloufa)

Peter Wilde Award for Most Technically Innovative Film  $500
Vexed (Telcosystems)

\aut\FILM Award for Best LGBT Film  $500
The Evil Eyes (Bobby Abate)

The Ghostly Award for Best Sound Design  $500
Remote (Jesse McLean)

The No Violence Award  $512
If the War Continues (Jonathan Schwartz)

George Manupelli Founder’s Spirit Award  $500
By Foot-Candle Light (Mary Helena Clark)

The Eileen Maitland Award  $500
Irma (Charles Fairbanks)

Award for Best Music Video $500
Go Outside (Isaiah Seret)

JURY AWARDS - $2,250 ($250 each)
As Above, So Below (Sarah J. Christman)
Tin Pressed (Dani Leventhal)
Curious Light (Charlotte Pryce)
Landfill 16 (Jennifer Reeves)
August Song (Jodie Mack, Emily Kuehn)
A Lax Riddle Unit (Laida Lertxundi)
Quest (Cautare) (Ionuţ Piturescu)
The House (Das Haus) (David Buob)
Envelop (Cam Archer)

Vimeo Audience Award  $1,000 ($500 each)
Moxie (Stephen Irwin)
Verses (James Sansing)

Posted on April 03rd, 2012