Slamdance: 'The Million Dollar Duck' Wins Top Audience, Jury Documentary Feature Awards

'The Million Dollar Duck'
Courtesy of Slamdance Film Festival

The audience award for best narrative feature went to Alex Simmons' 'Honey Buddies'

Brian Golden Davis' The Million Dollar Duck, a documentary about the federal duck stamp contest, won both the audience and jury awards for best documentary feature at the Slamdance Film Festival, which announced its winners tonight at an awards ceremony at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, Utah. The film, which focuses on the only juried art competition run by the U.S. government, was acquired by Lionsgate, which plans a limited theatrical release, and Discovery Communications' Animal Planet.

The audience award for best narrative feature went to Alex Simmons' Honey Buddies, while Paul Taylor's Driftwood claimed the jury award for narrative feature. 

AUDIENCE AWARDS

Audience Award for Narrative Feature: 
Honey Buddies, dir. by Alex Simmons

Audience Award for Documentary Feature:
The Million Dollar Duck, dir. by Brian Golden Davis

JURY AWARDS

Jury Award for Narrative Feature: 
Driftwood, dir. by Paul Taylor

Jury Honorable Mention for Acting – Narrative Feature: 
Hunky Dory, dir. by Michael Curtis Johnson, starring Tomas Pais and Edouard Holdener

Jury Award for Documentary Feature:
The Million Dollar Duck,dir. by Brian Golden Davis

Jury Honorable Mention for Documentary Feature:
Art of the Prank,dir. by Andrea Marini

Jury Award for Documentary Short: 
If Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy, dir. by Mea de Jong

Jury Honorable Mention for Cinematography -Documentary Short: 
The Bullet, dir. by Jordan Bahat, cinematography by Mike Gioulakis

Jury Award for Narrative Short: 
Winter Hymns, dir. by Dusty Mancinelli

Jury Honorable Mention for Narrative Short:
The Beast, dir. by Daina Oniunas Pusic

Jury Award for Animation Short: 
My Dad, dir. by Marcus Armitage

Jury Honorable Mention for Animation Short: 
Flaws, dir. by Josh Shaffner

Jury Award for Experimental Short: 
Infrastructures, dir. by Aurèle Ferrier

Jury Honorable Mention for Experimental Short: 
Cup of Stars, dir. by Ryan Betschart, Tyler Betschart

Jury Award for Anarchy Short: 
Disco Inferno, dir. by Alice Waddington

Jury Honorable Mention for Anarchy Short: 
Gwilliam, dir. by Brian Lonano

Jury Honorable Mention for Anarchy Short: 
Hi How Are You Daniel Johnston?, dir. by Gabriel Sunday

SPECIAL AWARDS

Spirit of Slamdance Award: 
Cast and crew of Fursonas, dir. by Dominic Rodriguez

Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmaking Grand Prize: 
Small Talk, dir. by Hilary Campbell

Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmaking Honorable Mention: 
You Will Find a Way, dir. by A.J. Molle

Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmaking Honorable Mention: 
Eyes of the City, dir. by Luke Randall

 

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