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Independent Film Fest Boston Awards!

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 by

The 2012 Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) came to a close on Wednesday night, May 2nd, with a sold-out screening of Lauren Greenfield’s THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES. Roughly 100 guest filmmakers and celebrities were in attendance at the festival including Ira Glass, Julie Delpy, Todd Solondz, Denis Leary, Bobcat Goldthwait, Wayne White, and numerous others. Films were shown in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville over a total of 8 screens. This was the festival’s 10th year. The jury and audience award prizes have been announced and are as follows:

Narrative Feature

Grand Jury Prize Winner: THINK OF ME directed by Bryan Wizemann

Special Jury Prize Winner: GAYBY directed by Jonathan Lisecki

Audience Award Winner: FAIRHAVENdirected by Tom O’Brien

Documentary Feature:

Grand Jury Prize Winner: DETROPIA directed by Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady

Special Jury Prize Winner: HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE directed by Steve Maing

Audience Award Winner: HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE directed by David France

Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing: BEWARE OF MR.BAKERdirected by Jay Bulger

Short Film:

Grand Jury Prize Winner: DONALD CRIED directed by Kris Avedisian

Special Jury Prize Winner: BLANCHE FRAISE directed by Frederick Tremblay

Audience Award Winner: MONDAYS AT RACINE directed by Cynthia Wade”

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