We told you earlier that OSS-117: Nest of Spies, The Trials of Darryl Hunt and Full Disclosure won the Golden Space Needle Audience Awards for Feature, Documentary, and Short, respectively, at the 32nd Annual Seattle International Film Festival. For those of you who have been anxiously checking back for the full list of the winners, here they are:
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Grand Jury Prize:Host & Guest, directed by Shin Dong-il (South Korea)
"For its timely and universal story of two strangers moving towards common ground in an increasingly polarized world, told with great subtlety and emotional honesty."--Jury Statement
Special Jury Prize:Grain in Ear, directed by Zhang Lu (China)
"For its minimal yet exacting portrait of a woman of poverty who chooses to be the agent of her destiny rather than a victim of circumstance, and for its bold juxtaposing of China's harsh realities against the ghosts of Maoist idealism." --Jury Statement
The Jury for the New Directors Showcase Competition was comprised of Scott Foundas (chief film critic and editor for LA Weekly), Caroline Libresco (senior programmer for Sundance Film Festival), and Oscar Torres (actor/writer/producer and winner of SIFF 2005 GSN for Innocent Voices).