'Drunk History' wins Sundance jury prize

3:28 PM PST 01/28/2010 by Jay A. Fernandez, AP

Konner, Waters short film stars Will Ferrell, Don Cheadle

Jeremy Konner and Derek Waters' "Drunk History: Douglass & Lincoln" has won the jury prize in short filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival. In the film, Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle perform a re-enactment as Jen Kirkman describes a historical event after downing two bottles of wine.

The festival announced its short film winners Tuesday night at the Jupiter Bowl in Park City.

Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland's "The Six Dollar Fifty Man" won the jury prize in international short filmmaking. Andy, a gutsy eight year-old boy, is forced to break out of his make-believe superhero world to deal with playground bullies.

Honorable mention was awarded to the shorts "Born Sweet" by Cynthia Wade, "Can We Talk?" by Jim Owen, "Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No" by James Blagden, "How I Met Your Father" by Alex Montoya and "Quadrangle" by Amy Grappell.

The short film jurors were writer-director Sterlin Harjo ("Barking Water"); Wholphin DVD editor and co-founder Brent Hoff and producer Christine Vachon ("Boys Don't Cry").

The recipients will be honored at the festival's awards ceremony Saturday.
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