Monday, January 30, 2006

Astoria at Sundance Part 3

As you know, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints screened recently at the Sundance Film Festival. The good news, as I learned from fellow blogger Harlan, is that it won two awards! It won the Dramatic Directing Award for Dito Montiel's work and a Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Performance. Award winners are highlighed here. The Sundance site makes you download .pdf files to find out about the awards, which is something I find to be kind of lame. Anyway, I think the fact that this film won some awards is pretty cool. I look forward to seeing it - hopefully it will get picked up for distribution and will come to Astoria.

Update: Fellow Astorian Annwyn writes:
Another Astorian also won an award...

The Shorts Jury awarded Honorable Mention in Short Filmmaking to fellow Astorian Rob VanAlkemade for his film on Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping:

Preacher With an Unknown God

Nice! Thanks, Annwyn!

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