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Monday, October 09, 2006

Coney Island Film Festival 2006 AWARD WINNERS



BEST FEATURE:
" Pervert!" - Jonathan Yudis. South Pasadena, CA USA, Feature 01:24:00 Sex. Death. Freedom. These three ingredients combine to create an orgiastic homage to the outrageous -- perhaps the most outrageous movie ever to be committed to celluloid -- Pervert!







BEST SHORT:
"The Day of the Grackle" - Michael Berry. Los Angeles, CA USA, Short 00:14:50 A mild-mannered man's world is invaded by a ferocious, territorial bird, thrusting him into an escalating, action-filled battle that inadvertently transforms his life into something far beyond his dreams.




BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
" Holes In My Shoes" - David Wachs. United Kingdom, Documentary Feature 01:30:00 94-year-old New Yorker Jack Beers, has broken the age barrier full force!






BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
"Messenger" - Gary Beeber.
Sag Harbor, NY USA, Documentary Short 00:27:52 We follow Kamikaze (the legendary bicycle messenger, and world-class character) for one year as he works the gritty streets of Manhattan. Kamikaze, who just turned 50 has worked as a biker in NYC for over 25 years.



BEST EXPERIMENTAL:
" I Live In Brooklyn" - Bombonia Bombonia. Brooklyn, NY USA, Documentary Short 00:06:20 The arrival of an alien to NYC.




BEST ANIMATION:
"Guide Dog" - Bill Plympton. New York, NY USA, Animation 00:05:15 'Guide Dog' is a sequel to the Oscar nominated short 'Guard Dog'. This time our hero dog helps blind people with typical disastrous results.



BEST "MADE IN CONEY" SHORT:

" I Wonder" - Chris DePierro & Amanda Jencsiks. Fort Lee, NJ USA, Short 00:05:30Based on a true story. Amy visits Coney Island in search of precious childhood moments that she shared with her now deceased father; but can she let go of past regrets and leave with the memory of a lifetime?



The Coney Island Film Festival thanks you for making this our most successful
festival ever! Photo gallery coming soon!

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posted by Omar Robau @ 10/09/2006 11:05:00 PM 

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