Palm Beach fest high on 'Sky'


Cristiano Bortone's "Red Like the Sky," inspired by the true story of a blind sound editor, was named best feature film Thursday at the 13th Palm Beach International Film Festival in Florida. Bortone also was hailed as best feature film director.

The features jury awarded a special jury prize to dancer-choreograpaher Lachen Zinoun for his directorial debut, "The Lost Beauty."

The best performance award went to the ensemble cast of the Irish film "Kings," led by Colm Meaney, Donal O'Kelly, Brendan Conroy, Donncha Crowley, Barry Barnes, Sean O'Tarpaigh and Peadar O'Treasaigh.

De Lauzanne Xavier's "With One Voice" was named best documentary. A special jury prize was awarded to Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit's "Saving Luna," about a lost baby orca.

Lynn Roth's "The Little Traitor" earned the audience choice award for best feature film, while Jody Lambert's "Of All the Things" was chosen best docu by the audience.

The music documentary "Young@Heart" served as the closing-night feature.