Method Fest hands out awards

Lily Holleman, Brian Cox take home acting prizes

At the 12th annual Method Fest's closing-night awards reception Wednesday in Woodland Hills, Lily Holleman earned the Christie Geraldine Page Award for best actress for her performance in "urFRENZ," and Brian Cox took home the Time Warner Cable John Garfield Award for best actor for his role in "The Good Heart."

Jeff Phillips' "urFRENZ" also claimed the City of Calabasas Jury Award for best picture.

The Audience Award for best feature film went to "Tic," directed by Keith Parmer and starring Lennie James, Treva Etienne, Gary McDonald, Tina Casciani and Daniele Favilli.

2010 Method Fest Award Winners

Best Actress
Lily Holleman, "urFRENZ"

Best Actor
Brian Cox, "The Good Heart"

Best Feature Film
"UrFRENZ," Jeff Phillips

Audience Award Best Feature Film
"Tic," Keith Parmer

Best Foreign Film
"The City of Your Final Destination," James Ivory

Best Supporting Actor
Nathan Halliday, "Desert Son"

Best Supporting Actress
Najarra Townsend, "urFRENZ"

Best Ensemble Cast
"Tic," Keith Parmer

Maverick Award for Low Budget Feature Film
"Homewrecker," Brad Barnes, Todd Barnes

Best Screenplay
Nicholas Gyeney, "The Penitent Man"

Best Director
Hilbert Hakim, "Krews"

Maverick Award, Acting
Anslem Richardson, "Homewrecker"

Festival Director's Award, Best Film
"Handsome Harry," Bette Gordon

Maverick Award for Best Acting in a Low Budget Film
Julie Dray, "Do Elephants Pray?"

Maverick Award for Marketing, Promotion, Social Networking for an Independent Film
"The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher," Justin Monroe

Best Short Film
"The Butterfly Circus," Joshua Weigel

Best Student Film
"The Godmother," Lior Chefetz

Best Actress in Short Film
Vanessa Hidalgo, "Culebra"

Best Actor in Short Film
Nick Vujicic, "The Butterfly Circus"

Best Youth Film
"Love is a Fallacy," Duncan Ballantine

Best Actor in Youth Film
Jesse Pilchen, "Love is a Fallacy"

Special Awards

Bruce Dern -- Lifetime Achievement Award
Lily Holeman -- Rising Star Award