Tulsa International Film Festival winners announced
BY MICHAEL SMITH World Scene Writer
Monday, September 26, 2011
9/26/11 at 6:30 AM
After four days of movie screenings, workshops and special events, the winners of the first Tulsa International Film Festival were announced Sunday in a ceremony at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.
"Face to Face," a complex ensemble drama about conflict resolution, won the festival award for best feature film. "Bringing King to China" was awarded best documentary, while "Dinner With Fred," telling the true story of a World War II scientist who helped prevent a food shortage, won the festival's short film honor.
The complete list of winners includes:
Best "Emerging Filmmaker" (high school division): "Smartie Pants"
Best "Emerging Filmmaker" (college division): "After the Shearing"
Best foreign short film: "Dik" from Australia
Best actor in a short film: Kenneth Bridges in "The Life Smugglers"
Best "Indigenous Cinema" film: "File Under Miscellaneous"
Best documentary short film: "Save the Farm"
Best "Nightmare Division" film: "The Watermen"
Best actress in a short film: Samantha Somer Wilson, "Rusted Pyre"
Best short film: "Dinner With Fred"
Best documentary feature film: "Bringing King to China"
Best "Women Behind the Camera" film: "The Italian Key"
Best foreign feature film: "Chung-A" from South Korea
Best director of a feature film: Ben Foster and Mark Dennis, ''Strings''
Best director of a short film: Ben Proudfoot, "Dinner With Fred"
Best actress in a feature film: Se In Kim, "Chung-A"
Best actor in a feature film: Stephen Chambers, ''The Corridor"
Best feature film: "Face to Face"
Best screenplay: Peter Nicholson, ''Hikers"
Audience Choice award: ''The Lost Van Gogh.''
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Joel Hulett presents the award for best documentary feature film to Kevin McKiernan (right) for ''Bringing the King to China.'' MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World
Ben Foster (left) and Mark Dennis win best director-feature film for ''Strings.'' MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World
Tulsa native Jessica Lyness accepts the Audience Choice award for her film ''The Lost Van Gogh.'' MICHAEL WYKE / Tulsa World