Slamdance hands out awards

'Snow and Ashes,' 'American Jihadist' among winners

The 16th Slamdance Film Festival, which concluded Thursday night in Park City, presented grand jury awards to Charles-Olivier Michaud's narrative film "Snow and Ashes" and Mark Claywell's documentary "American Jihadist."

At a ceremony at Red Banjo Pizza on Main Street, audience awards went to Alexandre Franchi's narrative film "The Wild Hunt" and Adam Barker's doc "Mind of the Demon: The Larry Linkogle Story."

The audience award winners will be screened in several domestic venues throughout the year, including the IFC Center in New York.

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Robert Person's "General Orders No. 9" took the Kodak Vision Award for best cinematography; Wallace Cotten's "Nothing But Everything" scored the Dos Equis Most Interesting Film Award; and Gia Milani's script for "All the Wrong Reasons" took the 1st Script Accessible Screenplay Award.

A complete list of winners can be found on the next page.



Narrative Film
"Snow and Ashes," directed by Charles-Olivier Michaud
Special Jury Mention: "One Hundred Mornings, directed by Conor Horgan

Documentary Film
"American Jihadist," directed by Mark Claywell

Animated Short
"Seed," directed by Ben Richardson and Daniel Bird

Narrative Short
"Prvi Dan Mira" (First Day of Peace), directed byMirko Rucnov
Special Jury Mention: "Bout the Bout," directed by Nico Sabenorio


Narrative Film
"The Wild Hunt," directed by Alexandre Franchi

Documentary Film
"Mind of the Demon: The Larry Linkogle Story," directed by Adam Barker

Best Anarchy Online Film
"Sugar Stick," directed by Laura Harris
Winner also receives Sony Software Package

Spirit of Slamdance Sparky Short Film Award
"Mosquito," directed by Jeremy Engle


Kodak Vision Award for Best Cinematography
"General Orders No. 9," directed by Robert Persons

Dos Equis Most Interesting Film Award (and best Mumblecore film to NOT play SXSW)
"Nothing but Everything," directed by Wallace Cotten

1st Script Accessible Screenplay Award sponsored by Lonely Seal Releasing
"All the Wrong Reasons," written by Gia Milani