2011 Maui Film Festival honors Olivia Wilde, Kevin Macdonald
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