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SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2006 - URBAN CINEFILE AUDIENCE AWARDS

A TONI COLLECT
Toni Collette collected the Best Feature Award – World Cinema, on behalf of the filmmaking team behind Little Miss Sunshine, in which she stars, at the Sydney Film Festival Urban Cinefile Audience Awards at the State Theatre, adding an Australian flavour to the major award of the night.


Australian filmmakers were the recipients of another trophy, the Award for Best Documentary in the Sidebar Program, taken home by The Balanda and The Bark Canoes, directed by Molly Reynolds, Tania Nehme and Rolf de Heer, accepted for them by Ten Canoes executive producer Sue Murray. The film documents the amazing story of making de Heer’s Ten Canoes, the Festival’s acclaimed Opening Night film.

In its second year, the Urban Cinefile Audience Awards recognises those films which audiences have collectively rated highest; each rating slip gives an option of scoring 1 to 5 (5 highest) and the total score is divided by the number of ratings received, so the results are not affected by the size of the audience.

The Awards, presented as part of the official Closing Night celebrations on Saturday, June 24, 2006, were established in 2005 to introduce a formalised system and tangible trophies, to help celebrate the most loved films in the program, as most festivals do, and to create a sense of occasion for doing so. These Awards complement the long running Dendy Awards for Short Films, and the recently introduced FIPRESCI prize (international film critics association).

THE WINNERS:

Best Feature - World Cinema
“Little Miss Sunshine” (USA)

Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Best Documentary - World Cinema
“An Inconvenient Truth” (USA)

Directed by Davis Guggenheim

Best Short - World Cinema

“No Umbrella -Election Day In The City” (USA)

Directed by Laura Paglin

Best Feature – Sidebar Program
“Fearless”(Hong Kong)

Directed by Ronny Yu

Best Documentary - Sidebar Program
“The Balanda and The Bark Canoes” (Australia)

Directed by Molly Reynolds, Tania Nehme, Rolf de Heer

Best Short - Sidebar Program
“Daddy’s Little Helper” (UK)

Directed by Daniel Wilson

Published June 24, 2006
 

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Little Miss Sunshine

SFF 2006 WRAP

DENDY AWARDS FOR AUSTRALIAN SHORT FILM 2006

FIPRESCI AWARD 2006


Fearless


The Balanda and The Bark Canoes


An Inconvenient Truth







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