"Disgrace," directed by Steve Jacobs, won the Black Pearl Award for best narrative film and the $200,000 prize that goes with it Sunday as the Middle East International Film Festival came to a close. Gonzalo Arijon's "Stranded" took the documentary prize, with an award totaling $150,000. The Black Pearl Special Jury Prize of $125,000 was awarded to "Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love," directed by Elisabeth Chai Vasarhelyi.
Adam Yauch's Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up worldwide rights to Jay Delaney's comic documentary "Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie," which chronicles two researchers' quest to prove the creature exists in small-town Appalachian Ohio. Oscilloscope made the deal before the film's current New York theatrical run and plans a DVD release early next year.
American Cinema Editors will present "See What's Coming: Meet the Editors of the Hottest New and Upcoming Releases" on Oct. 29 at HD Expo in Burbank. The scheduled speakers are Joel Cox ("Changeling"), Nancy Richardson ("Twilight"), Myron Kerstein ("Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"), Terilyn A. Shropshire ("The Secret Life of Bees") and Paul Hirsch ("Righteous Kill").
Barry Levinson will preside over the jury of the eighth Marrakech International Film Festival, set for Nov. 14-22 in Morocco.