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awards

1999 Film Festival Award Winners

 

Here is the list of award winners for the 1999 Rhode Island International Film Festival. These RIIFF awards are based on scores from our judges. All films screened in our Festival were Finalists and therefore winners. This listing represents Grand Prize and First Prize winners.

 

Congratulations to all participants and our Grand and First Prize winners!


BEST ANIMATION:

Grand Prize:
Rolie Polie Olie
D. Mike Fallows
Nelvana Limited, Toronto Canada

 

First Prize:
The Room
D. Claire Ellenwood
Late Bloomer Productions, Toronto, Canada


EXPERIMENTAL:

Grand Prize:
La Casa Del Nonno
D. Lisa Sfriso
Les Productions du Goeland, Quebec, Canada

 

First Prize:
Po Mo Knock Knock
D. Greg Pak
Pak Man Prods. New York, USA

 

THE ANTHONY JOAQUIM TESTA
FOREIGN FILM AWARD:

Grand Prize:
Charles Dandelin, Des Mains et Des Mots
D. Richard Lavoie
Richard Lavoie, Inc., Rawdon, Quebec, Canada

 

First Prize:
Couer Ouvert (Open Heart)
D. Denis Boivin
Les Productions de Film Dionysos Inc.; Loretteville, Quebec, Canada


BEST SHORT:

Grand Prize:
The Guests
D. Daniel Libin
Kinetic Arts Inc. New York, NY USA

 

First Prize:
Big Canyon
D. David Agosto
HTF, Inc., Los Angeles, CA USA

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

Grand Prize:
The Offering
D.Paul Lee
Ganymedia, Inc., Toronto, Canada


BEST SCORE:

Grand Prize:
Dumbarton Bridge
D. Charles Koppelman
Bridge Partners, Inc. Berkeley, CA USA

 

BROOKS PHARMACY POSITIVE LIFESTYLE AWARD:

Grand Prize:
Like This...
Vince Morton/Harlene Stein, Prod.
Perma Entertainment, Chatsworth, CA USA

 

First Prize:
Beyond Words: A Breast Cancer Documentary
D. Andre Aloshine/Linda Phalen-McCoy
The Healing Co-op, Portsmouth, RI USA

 

THE FINAL DRAFT ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY AWARD:

The Materialists
D. David F. McQuillen, Dir/Prod.
Q Productions; Evanston. IL USA

 

The Final
D. George D'Amato
Laughing Dog Films, Inc., Toronto, Canada

 

Freshmen
Tom Huang
Stoddard Temple Prods., Los Angeles, CA USA

 

Fishing with Gandhi
Gabe R. Weisert, Dir./Prod.,
San Francisco, CA USA

 

Protect-O-Man
D. Christopher Shelton
Eagle Rock Films, Los Angeles, CA USA

 

Jesus 2000
D. Eric Cooper
OK Maybe a Little (But Don't Make a ) Prod.; Malibu, CA, USA

 

Burning Passion
D. Brian Belefant
Adequate Films, Santa Monica, CA USA

 

24 Nights
D. Kieran Turner
Cynical Boy Productions, New York, NY USA


BEST DOCUMENTARY:

Grand Prize:
The Personals
D. Keiko Ibi
Keiko Films, New York, NY USA

(Repeat Screening from 1998 Premiere of the Documentary Short)

 

First Prize:
The Return of Paul Jarrett
D. Clark Jarrett
Jarrett Production Group, Los Angeles, CA USA


BEST FEATURE:
(EASTMAN KODAK AWARD)

Went to Coney Island on A Mission from God...Be Back By Five
D. Richard Schenkman
Evenmore Entertainment, Hollywood, CA USA


BEST DIRECTOR

(NEW ENGLAND): (TOURISME QUEBEC)
Ground Zero/Sacred Ground
Karen Aqua, Dir/Prods.
Cambridge, MA USA


BEST DIRECTOR:

The Waiting Game
D: Ken Liotti
Absolute Films, New York, NY USA