51st AAFF Awards Announcement

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is proud to announce the award recipients for the 51st AAFF as chosen by our esteemed jury Kevin Jerome Everson, Laida Lertxundi and Marcin Gizycki.

Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival
Our Nixon (Penny Lane)

The Stan Brakhage Film at Wit’s End Award
I Am Micro (Shai Heredia, Shumona Goel)

Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film
Bite of the Tail (Song E Kim)

Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary Film
Skinningrove (Michael Almereyda)

Award for Best International Film
2012 (Takashi Makino)

Peter Wilde Award for Most Technically Innovative Film
Da Vinci (Yuri Ancarani)

\aut\FILM Award for Best LGBT Film
Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin (Mariah Garnett)

Leon Speakers Award for Best Sound Design
Life is an Opinion, Fire a Fact (Karen Yasinsky)

FotoKem/Colorlab Award for Best Cinematography
Despedida (farewell) (Alexandra Cuesta)
People’s Park (Libbie D. Cohn, J.P. Sniadecki)

The No Violence Award
I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard (Matt Wolf)

Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film
Postface (Frédéric Moffet)

Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film
Burning Star (Joshua Gen Solondz)

The Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Experimental Video Artist
Pareidolia (Maya Erdelyi)

Prix DeVarti for Funniest Film
Liberaceón (Chris Vargas)

Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker
Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful (Akosua Adoma Owusu)

George Manupelli Founder’s Spirit Award
Flower (Naoko Tasaka)

Art & Science Award
Dear Pluto (Joanna Priestley)

The Eileen Maitland Award
Lie Back and Enjoy It: A Film About JoAnn Elam (Jessica Bardsley)

Award for Best Music Video
Reagan by Killer Mike (Daniel Garcia, Harry Teitelman)

Vimeo Audience Award
Burrow-Cams (Sam Easterson)
Buffalo Death Mask (Mike Hoolboom)

Jury Awards
Handful of Dust (Hope Tucker)
Solar Sight II (Lawrence Jordan)
Coversong (Eric Dyer)
More Is Always on the Way (Bryan Boyce)
Releasing Human Energies (Mark Toscano)
Circle in the Sand (Michael Robinson)
Phantom of a Libertine (Ben Rivers)
Dad’s Stick (John Smith)

Posted on March 26th, 2013