DIFF – Dallas Film Society Honors Winners

Posted by    |    April 15th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

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Ken Topolsky, Producer TNT-TV’s “Dallas”

The Dallas International Film Festival has officially come to a close. It’s been a star-studded, movie-filled, beautifully executed affair each night, but if there were one evening that shine particularly bright among the rest, the Dallas Film Society Honors Night held at the Hotel Palomar on Friday, April 12 would reign supreme. With appearances by Val Kilmer, the first woman to head a major film studio Sherry Lansing and her husband William Friedkin, movie star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and producer of TNT’s “Dallas” Ken Topolsky, it was a memorable event that awarded over $50,000 in prizes and grants will be awarded to filmmakers.

Below is a list of the evening’s winners.

2013 Dallas Star Award Honorees:

Sherry Lansing (the first woman to head a major film studio: 20th Century Fox, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, head Sherry Lansing Foundation )

William Friedkin (director, THE EXORCIST, THE FRENCH CONNECTION, KILLER JOE)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (SMASHED, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD)

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William Friedkin and wife Sherry Lansing

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, WInner of the Dallas Shining Star Award

JURY AWARDS:

Narrative Feature: A TEACHER

Dir:  Hannah Fidell

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Hannah Fidell, Director and Producer of “A Teacher”

 

Special Mention: THE DIRTIES

 

Special Mention: LAURENCE ANYWAYS

 

Documentary Feature: GOD LOVES UGANDA

Dir: Roger Ross Williams

 

Special Mention: SMALL SMALL THING

 

PANAVISION Texas Filmmaker Award: PIT STOP

Dir: Yen Tan

 

Special Mention, Ensemble Cast: GOOD NIGHT

 

Silver Heart Award: TOMLINSON HILL

Dir:  Lisa Kaselak

 

Grand Jury Prize Short: BLACK METAL

Dir: Kat Candler

 

Special Mention Short: MOVES MADE FROM HOME #6 & #15

Dir:  Robert Machoian

 

Special Mention Short: BOWL FOR FUN AND HEALTH

 

Grand Jury Prize for Student Short : THE FIRST HOPE

Dir: Jeremy David White

 

Grand Jury Prize, Animated Short:  HEAD OVER HEELS

Dir: Timothy Reckart

 

AUDIENCE AWARDS

NARRATIVE:  THE KINGS OF SUMMER

DIR: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Cast:  Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Mary Lynn Rajskub

 

DOCUMENTARY: THE CRASH REEL 

DIR: Lucy Walker

 

SHORT: HEAD OVER HEELS 

DIR: Timothy Reckart

 

TXU ENERGY “Light Up the Red Carpet” VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS FOR HIGH SCHOOLS:

Grand Prize winner ($7,500 prize) – DAY IN, DAY OUT

DIR: Taylor Martin, student at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas

 

First Place winner ($3,000 prize) – POSTIVE VIBES

DIR: Malak Abdallahi, student at Fossil Ridge High School

 

Community Choice winner ($1,000 prize) – THE ELECTRICITY BETWEEN US

DIR: Rachel Cocke, student at Wakeland High School

 

TXU ENERGY “Light Up the Red Carpet” VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS FOR COLLEGES:

Grand Prize winner ($7,500 prize) – THE GIANTS IN THE SKY

DIR: Robert Ochoa, student at Baylor University

 

First Place winner ($3,000 prize) – THE MAKEOVER

DIR: Samantha Gipson, student at the Art Institute of Dallas

 

Community Choice winner ($1,000 prize) – SPIRITS

DIR: Jeremy Williams, student at Northlake College

 

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Caitlin Clark is the Arts & Entertainment and Style Writer and Social Media Director for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @caitlinclark

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