'Marriage' wed to Slamdance grand jury award

'Strongman' picks up grand jury best doc

Mo Perkins' "A Quiet Little Marriage" copped the grand jury award for best narrative feature at the 15th annual Slamdance Film Festival, which concluded Friday in Park City, Utah.

The indie-minded fest, which runs separate from but concurrently with Sundance gave its grand jury award for best documentary feature to Zachary Levy's "Strongman."

Gregory Viens' "Punching the Clown" earned both the audience award for best narrative feature and the IndieRoad Award.

Beth Toni Kruvant's "Heart of Stone" picked up the audience's documentary feature award. Audiences also voted Eva Flodstrom's "The Tides" best anarchy film, while Aaron Marshall and Erik Mauck's "Zombie Girl" and Frank Feldman's "Vapid Lovelies" tied for the Spirit of Slamdance Award.

Writers Awards went to Neil McGowan's "Numbered" for best screenplay and Mark Seidel's "Crybaby" for best short screenplay.

Richard Lopez was the recipient of the Kodak Vision Award for best cinematography for "I Sell the Dead"; Simon Ellis' "You Might as Well Live" took the Dos Equis Most Interesting Film Award.

Jury prizes for short films were awarded to: Hayley Morris' "Undone," animated; Randall Wood's "Rare Chicken Rescue," documentary; Frank R. Rinaldi's "Funny Guy; Kazik Radwanski's "Princess Margaret Blvd., narrative; Valentin Potier's "Tony Zoreil," narrative special jury mention; and Don McCloskey's "Mister Novocaine," music video.

The narrative jury also handed out a special mention for best performance to Larry Fessenden for "I Sell the Dead," while the doc jury reserved a special mention for Alison McAlpine's "Second Sight."
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