2011 Maui Film Festival honors Olivia Wilde, Kevin Macdonald

11:01 AM PST 06/23/2011 by Sarah Ewald
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The festival awarded a total of 17 films this year, including "Sun City Picture House," "Life in a Day," and "Hamill."

Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s feature Life in a Day won the Documentary World Cinema prize at the recently completed 2011 Maui Film Festival.

Macdonald’s film grew out of a worldwide collective effort that saw 82,000 people in 192 countries send in footage to YouTube from a single day last summer.

The festival handed out awards to 17 films.

Actresses Maria Bello and Olivia Wilde executive-produced Sun City Picture House, a documentary centered around Haitian earthquake victims’ efforts to a build a makeshift movie theater, which won for documentary short. 

Wilde was also awarded the festival’s Shining Star Award. 

The complete list of winners are as follows:

Audience Award - Narrative Feature: Another Earth

Audience Award - Independent Feature: Hamill

Audience Award - Documentary Feature (tie): Building Hope, Connected, Love Shines

Audience Award – Documentary World Cinema: Life in a Day

Audience Award – Documentary Short: Sun City Picture House

Audience Award – Documentary Short World Cinema: Voice of the Xingu

Audience Award – Narrative Short: Hello Caller                

Audience Award - Special Prize for Free Speech: Page One: A Year in the Life of the New York Times

Audience Award - Special Prize for Green Cinema: The Last Mountain

Audience Award - Special Prize for Spirit of Aloha: Family of Wa’a

Audience Award - Special Prize for Movies Matter: Miss Representation              

Audience Award - Special Prize for Wake Up Call: Happy

Audience Award - Special Prize for Surf Cinema: A Deeper Shade of Blue

Audience Award - Special Prize for Spirit in Cinema (tie): Finding Joe, I Am

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