Mountainfilm in Telluride, one of America’s longest-running film festivals, wrapped its Memorial Day weekend run, May 27 – 30, 2011 and announced its film awards at the Closing Picnic & Awards Ceremony. The documentary ‘Happy” was the big winner, taking home the Student Award and the Audience Award. ‘Happy’ is described as a documentary infused with wisdom and warmth and abounds with life lessons. Filmed in more than fourteen countries, the film takes you around the world looking for universal truths about happiness, inquiring of scientists and surfers alike. But what happens quite naturally is that you learn something about your own state of mind and how you best might be, yes, happy.


2011 Student Award
Winner: Happy

2011 Moving Mountains Prize
Winner: We Still Live Here: As Nutayunean

2011 Festival Director’s Award
Winner: Undercity

2011 Cinematography Award
Winner: Into Eternity
Life Cycles

2011 Charlie Fowler Award
Winner: Cold
Towers of the Ennedi

2011 Audience Award
Winner: Happy

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