Better Late Than Never: The Slamdance '06 Awards!

by | February 3, 2006 | Comments

What with all the busy, crazy, and hectic rigamarole that follows any high-end film festival, I forgot to spread a little love in the Slamdance direction! Read on to discover which flicks won the coveted Sparky awards!

The Slamdance Film Festival announced its winners tonight in over 20 categories, including winners in the Slamdance Guerilla Gamemaker Competition and Screenplay and Teleplay Competitions at the Slamdance Sparky Award ceremonies at Suede in Park City. Over $200,000 in prizes were awarded. Following the Sparky award ceremony was a party featuring celebrity DJ’s DJ Swamp (Beck’s DJ); DJ C-Minus (Vanguard LA); and Tito Plenty (San Francisco).

"Over the years the Park City Slamdance screenings have become a place for the industry to discover new talent," says Slamdance director Peter Baxter. "Salt Lake City has become increasingly important from a public perspective.

Award Winners will be shown in Salt Lake City in the Westminster College, Gore Auditorium (1840 South 1300 East). The winning films will be scheduled at one of the following times: 1 PM; 3:30 PM and 6 PM (MST). Further information will be posted at www.slamdance.com. Additionally, there will be Best of Slamdance screenings in New York (Two Boots Pioneer Theatre); Los Angeles (American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., www.americancinematheque.com) on February 9 & 16 and other cities to be announced.

The winners are as follows:

Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature
Winner to receive a Panavision Camera Rental Package valued at $60,0000
WE GO WAY BACK
World Premiere – (2005, 80 min., USA)
Cinematographer: Ben Kasulke

Adolescence has left 23-year-old actress Kate robbed of her bearings and her boundaries. Can a surreal confrontation with her 13-year-old self redeem her? A sly and tender depiction of one young woman’s journey of self-rediscovery.

Special Jury Recognition
THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE
World Premiere – (2005, 96 min., USA)
Written/Directed by Todd Rohal

In the confusion following a massive power outage, an awkward demolition derby driver vanishes – leaving behind his friends, family and pregnant girlfriend to solve the mystery.

Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature

Winner to receive a Sony HD camera plus five hours of tape from Media Distributors in conjunction with Sony.
EMPIRE IN AFRICA
World Premiere – (2005, 87 min., USA)
Directed by Philippe Diaz

The story of the unjust war the international community waged against civil war stricken Sierra Leone.

Special Jury Recognition for Best Documentary Feature
FORGIVING DR. MENGELE
(2005, 80 min., USA)
Directed by Bob Hercules & Cheri Pugh

The story of Auschwitz concentration camp survivor Eva Mozes Kor whose controversial decision to forgive notorious Nazi Josef Mengele doctor who performed cruel genetic experiments on her and her sister, caused a firestorm of criticism.

Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short
THE SAVIOUR
(2005, 18 min., Australia)
Directed by Peter Templeman

This director won the same award at the 2005 Sparky Awards.

Special Jury Recognition for Narrative Short
THE DEVIL
U.S. Premiere
(2005, 39 min., Poland)
Directed by Tomasz Szafranski

Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short
UNDER THE ROLLER COASTER
(2005, 15 min., USA)
Directed by Lila Place

Special Jury Recognition for Documentary Short
GRAND LUNCHEONETTE
(2005, 5 min., USA)
Directed by Peter Sillen

Grand Jury Prize for Best Animated Short
DRAGON
World Premiere – (2005, 7 min., USA)
Directed by Troy Morgan

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature

Sponsored by Sonic Magic: $25,000 credit on post-production services.
THE SASQUATCH DUMPLING GANG
World Premiere – (2005, 84 min., USA)
Written/Directed by Tim Skousen

Young, fantasy/sci-fi aficionado Gavin Gore and his friends stumble onto some huge footprints in the woods, while two of his dim-witted neighbors hatch a scheme to profit from the situation.

Audience Award for Best Out of Competition Feature

NEO NED
(2005, 97 min., USA)
Directed by Van Fischer. (Slamdance 1999 Alumni – BLINK OF AN EYE).
An Aryan Brother (Jeremy Renner, CLASS ACTION, LORDS OF DOGTOWN) falls in love with a black girl (Gabrielle Union, BRING IT ON, HONEYMOONERS) who claims the soul of Hitler is trapped inside her. Also with Sally Kirkland (THE STING), Cary Elwes (THE PRINCESS BRIDE), Steve Railsback (THE STUNTMAN)

Audience Sparky Award for Best Documentary Feature

Sponsored by Sonic Magic: $25,000 credit on post-production services
ABDUCTION: THE MEGUMI YAKOTA STORY
World Premiere – (2006, 85 min., USA) directed by Chris Sheridan & Patty Kim, written by Patty Kim

The haunting story of a 13 year-old Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies.

The Spirit of Slamdance Award for Best Gallery Short
HIRO
U.S. Premiere – (2005, 20 min., Canada)
Directed by Matthew Swanson

Sparky Award for Global Anarchy
$1000 in RED Software
MY MOM AND DAD – Directed by Andrew Brotzman (USA)

Kodak Vision Award for Best Cinematography
Winner to receive $5,000 in Kodak Film
WE GO WAY BACK
World Premiere – (2005, 80 min., USA)

Adolescence has left 23-year-old actress Kate robbed of her bearings and her boundaries. Can a surreal confrontation with her 13-year-old self redeem her? A sly and tender depiction of one young woman’s journey of self-rediscovery.

All films winning the Grand Jury and Audience Awards will receive Gorilla by Jungle Software.

The 2005 Screenplay Competition Awards are as follows:

Best Short
The Saint of Zuiderzee by Brian Higdon, Virginia Friedman & Steve Hess

Skyline Screenwriting Award
Hay’s Code by Andrew B. Smith

1st Place Screenplay
$5,000 cash prize
Preeti Girl by Todd Holmes

The 2005 Teleplay Awards are as follows:

2nd Runner-Up
Joel Metzger "Hothouse Bruiser"

Runner-Up
John Woodard "The Boys on June Street"

Grand Prize Winner
Dani Shear "Ex"

Screenplay winners from previous years have garnered representation and have optioned their scripts. Both MARIA FULL OF GRACE (2001) and THE WOODSMAN (2001) were Slamdance Screenplay Award Winners. This year’s festival film NEO NED was based on the 1998 Slamdance Screenplay Award Winner. This is the second year for the Teleplay competition. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a blind script deal to develop an original pilot with Fox21. In April there will be readings of the Screenplays in Los Angeles at the Village in Hollywood.

The "Slam" might be overshadowed by its fancier "Sun" every January, but it’s a really fine festival in its own right. Should you ever be in Park City come festival time, you should absolutely make some time to visit Slamdance HQ and check out their offerings!

Tag Cloud

Film Festival Election The Purge Summer CBS ITV Fall TV ABC Family Warner Bros. Pop indiana jones toy story Star Wars vampires festival rt archives Brie Larson Disney Channel ratings Year in Review YA reviews canceled TV shows Comic Book TV Land TV One kids SXSW Quiz TCM documentaries VH1 PBS Lifetime prank award winner Spike richard e. Grant sequels boxoffice documentary Cartoon Network toronto rom-coms james bond thriller Disney+ Disney Plus Writers Guild of America halloween Emmys Superheroe YouTube Premium television classics Marvel Television cancelled TV series south america die hard BET Awards based on movie MSNBC streaming Family italian Television Critics Association Trophy Talk Mary Tyler Moore Disney streaming service politics CNN singing competition CBS All Access Nominations foreign kaiju stoner halloween tv tv talk ID Logo Character Guide Sci-Fi period drama anime 2018 Video Games Shudder Kids & Family FX on Hulu parents sag awards Adult Swim IFC Women's History Month Super Bowl fast and furious twilight Ghostbusters hist A24 Country golden globes Music directors supernatural war social media TCA criterion Amazon Legendary TNT chucky versus Showtime women The Witch Pet Sematary SDCC TCA 2017 Tarantino movie American Society of Cinematographers PaleyFest emmy awards Amazon Prime Video Winter TV pirates of the caribbean best Tubi remakes Anna Paquin Cosplay Pop TV witnail SundanceTV game show boxing Discovery Channel sitcom robots latino Box Office Schedule 2019 New York Comic Con spain Exclusive Video Universal facebook obituary comiccon spanish Trivia monster movies NYCC Tumblr Arrowverse video on demand Travel Channel Disney Plus strong female leads ABC Walt Disney Pictures french Comics on TV Musicals Lucasfilm The Walt Disney Company binge HBO Go 71st Emmy Awards stand-up comedy japanese films miniseries movies Broadway Star Trek BET crime drama Sony Pictures HBO zero dark thirty nfl Rock Hallmark Christmas movies IFC Films FXX USA Network trailers Rom-Com Ovation Valentine's Day Dark Horse Comics talk show a nightmare on elm street spanish language Heroines The CW casting E3 GIFs 45 jurassic park FOX Starz indie Mary Poppins Returns Turner Classic Movies Animation TIFF werewolf name the review adaptation doctor who President razzies psycho Reality Competition sports Fox Searchlight CMT DC Universe Action GoT Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Polls and Games venice 2017 serial killer Rocky Ellie Kemper godzilla rotten child's play Television Academy Pirates discovery Pixar fresh Elton John OneApp Holidays dark Peacock Mindy Kaling Interview Trailer Netflix Christmas movies Toys Christmas comics TV renewals news green book comic X-Men adventure Creative Arts Emmys LGBT Superheroes Comedy 24 frames Best and Worst Sundance Now First Look dceu medical drama Sundance TV Disney Syfy revenge ghosts laika cancelled TV shows superman DC Comics rotten movies we love crime thriller cults Martial Arts ViacomCBS Lifetime Christmas movies Certified Fresh Hulu black concert DC streaming service Apple TV Plus Mudbound hollywood 21st Century Fox Song of Ice and Fire telelvision hispanic LGBTQ quibi Film worst movies disaster docudrama VICE Amazon Studios Bravo festivals diversity spider-man spinoff NBC Avengers Academy Awards Baby Yoda Apple Mary poppins First Reviews TCA Awards RT21 king kong deadpool independent DGA Marvel science fiction Rocketman joker Paramount Network Podcast Hallmark asian-american crime Red Carpet TBS Comedy Central what to watch finale Nickelodeon HBO Max travel canceled Calendar WarnerMedia Paramount RT History Mystery Biopics Infographic football Countdown Freeform Pride Month Premiere Dates Acorn TV Epix kong Classic Film theme song Turner GLAAD cooking cancelled E! blockbuster BBC America Grammys Crackle blockbusters The Walking Dead mission: impossible FX Vudu screenings romance teaser BBC One franchise Set visit 20th Century Fox universal monsters The Arrangement Captain marvel AMC anthology Teen MCU zombies police drama National Geographic Esquire historical drama Tomatazos Alien Columbia Pictures El Rey renewed TV shows Food Network australia Watching Series book Britbox Marathons psychological thriller cancelled television cops Western children's TV video Musical Extras unscripted stop motion sequel Chernobyl transformers hidden camera cartoon 2020 DirecTV Opinion dragons space reboot free movies biography Black History Month aliens TV Drama mockumentary Awards Tour mutant jamie lee curtis Endgame See It Skip It OWN cars PlayStation cats zombie critics Black Mirror worst cinemax docuseries scary movies Reality 007 TLC Paramount Plus all-time archives 2016 Horror superhero nature golden globe awards Marvel Studios justice league History comedies Amazon Prime MTV screen actors guild Nat Geo Hear Us Out elevated horror spy thriller WGN Netflix ESPN BBC Holiday APB 2021 Winners animated Shondaland Sundance composers The Academy technology harry potter Lionsgate YouTube Red popular VOD christmas movies Sneak Peek Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt natural history ABC Signature breaking bad batman San Diego Comic-Con game of thrones dramedy Stephen King Photos satire 2015 political drama TruTV Emmy Nominations CW Seed Spring TV Funimation comic books Apple TV+ romantic comedy 72 Emmy Awards Awards 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards true crime blaxploitation Oscars Binge Guide Thanksgiving Cannes 99% dc nbcuniversal slashers 4/20 Crunchyroll Fantasy TCA Winter 2020 BAFTA dogs USA series crossover Spectrum Originals A&E scorecard Masterpiece YouTube Fox News