A scene from Lixin Fan’s documentary LAST TRAIN HOME

Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners
Investigative Documentary Feature:
Last Train Home, Lixin Fan (Canada/China 2009)

– Winner receives $25,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple

Documentary Feature:
Pianomania, Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis (Austria/Germany 2009)

– Winner receives $20,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple

Previously announced Golden Gate Award winner
Bay Area Documentary Feature:
Presumed Guilty, Roberto Hernández, Geoffrey Smith (Mexico 2009)
– Winner receives $15,000 cash prize, FInal Cut Studio software provided by Apple and $2,000 in lab services from EFILM Digital Laboratories

New Directors Award
Alamar, Pedro González-Rubio (Mexico 2009)

– Winner receives $15,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple

FIPRESCI Prize
Frontier Blues, Babak Jalali (Iran/England/Italy 2009)

Golden Gate Award Short Film Winners

Youth Work: Moon Shoes, Joel Vanzeventer (USA 2009)
– Winner receives $1,500 cash prize

Honorable Mention: Alisha, Daniel Citron (USA 2009)

Work for Kids and Families: Leonardo, Jim Capobianco (USA 2009)
– Winner receives $1,500 cash prize

Honorable Mention: The Mouse That Soared, Kyle Bell (USA 2009)

Animated Short: Tussilago, Jonas Odell (Sweden 2010)
– Winner receives $2,000 cash prize

New Visions: Release, Bill Morrison (USA 2009)
– Winner receives $1,500 cash prize and 1,000 feet of Kodak film stock

Bay Area Short, First Prize: Embrace of the Irrational, Jonn Herschend (USA 2009)
– Winner receives $2,000 cash prize

Bay Area Short, Second Prize: Leonardo, Jim Capobianco (USA 2009)
– Winner receives $1,500 cash prize

Documentary Short: The Shutdown, Adam Stafford (Scotland 2009)
– Winner receives $5,000 cash prize

Narrative Short: The Armoire, Jamie Travis (Canada 2009)
– Winner receives $5,000 cash prize and 1,000 feet of Kodak film stock

 

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