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DIFF: The Winners


by Stephen Becker 17 Apr 2010

The Dry Land and Waste Land took home the top prizes on Friday night at the Dallas Film Society Honors awards banquet.

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The Dry Land and Waste Land took home the top prizes Friday night at the Dallas Film Society Honors awards banquet. The Dry Land was awarded the Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature, while Waste Land won the Target Filmmaker Award for Best Documentary Feature. Each of those awards comes with a $25,000 check.

If you missed those films, they will screen again tonight. The Dry Land shows at 7 and Waste Land shows at 10, both at the Studio Movie Grill. Some of the other award-winners will show on Sunday; click here for the schedule.

A slew of special jury prizes and audience awards were also announced; keep reading for the full list of winners:

JURY AWARDS:

TARGET NARRATIVE FEATURE: THE DRY LAND

DIR:     Ryan Piers Williams (USA)

Cast:   America Ferrera, Ryan O’Nan, Wilmer Valderrama, Jason Ritter, Ethan Suplee, Melissa Leo

TARGET DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: WASTE LAND

DIR:     Lucy Walker (Brazil/UK)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: THE LAST SURVIVOR

DIR:     Michael Pertnoy, Michael Kleiman (USA)

SPECIAL MENTION, EDITING: THUNDER SOUL (for Claire Didier)

DIR:     Mark Landsman (USA)

MPS STUDIOS TEXAS FILMMAKER AWARD: AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY

DIR:     Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas (UK)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: HARMONY AND ME

DIR:     Robert Byington (USA)

ENVIRONMENTAL VISIONS FILMMAKER AWARD: CLIMATE REFUGEES

DIR:     Michael Nash (USA)

SHORT: QUADRANGLE

DIR:     Amy Grappell (USA)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: B.U.S.T.

DIR:     DAVID CALL (USA)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: MONKEYWRENCH

DIR:     Chris Teague (USA)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: VOICE ON THE LINE

DIR:     Kelly Sears (USA)

SPECIAL MENTION, ACTING: JADE (for Aisling Loftus)

DIR:     Daniel Elliot (UK)

STUDENT SHORT: PROCESSION

DIR:     Beth Spitalny (USA)

SPECIAL MENTION: YOUNG LOVE

DIR:     Ariel Kleiman (Australia)

ANIMATED SHORT: RUNAWAY

DIR:     Cordell Barker (Canada)

AUDIENCE AWARDS:

NARRATIVE: BROTHERHOOD

DIR:     Will Canon (USA)

Cast:   Jon Foster, Trevor Morgan, Lou Taylor Pucci

DOCUMENTARY: THUNDER SOUL

DIR:     Mark Landsman (USA)

SHORT: MR. OKRA

DIR:     T.G. Herrington (USA)

TXU FAST FORWARD VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS:

$7500 prize winner – LIGHTS OFF

DIRS: Alex Nelson, Drew Mowrey, Zach Zador (Garland High School)

$2500 prize winner – THE EFFECT OF ONE

DIR: Michael Nowak (Richardson High School)

$1500 prize winner – ENER G’Z

DIRS: Ladon Ghannadpour, Brandon Cantrell (Garland High School)

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