Newport fest honors 'Children'

Tze Chun's wins narrative feature jury prize

Tze Chun's "Children of Invention" took the narrative feature jury prize at the 2009 Newport International Film Festival, which concluded Sunday in Newport, R.I. The documentary feature jury prize went to Aron Gaudet's "The Way We Get By."

Scott Teems' "That Evening Sun" earned a special narrative feature jury prize, while Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross' "45365," copped a special narrative documentary prize.

"The Way We Get By" also emerged as winner of the audience award for documentary, while Paola Mendoza and Gloria La Morte's "Entre Nos" was recognized with the audience award for narrative feature.

The audience award for short film went to Richard Shepard's "I Knew It Was You."

The fest's children's film program handed out awards to: Nicole Mitchell's "Zoologic," winner children's short film ages 6 and up; Ismail Sahim's "Hakim," children's short film ages 10 and up; and Smith and Foulkes' "This Way Up," children's short film ages 14 and up.

Student film awards went to: "That Evening Sun," student narrative grand prize; Ondi Timoner's "We Live in Public," student documentary grand prize; and Sam Rockwell, who claimed student jury prizes as both best actor and best supporting actor for "Moon."