Best of the Fest
Fri., March 14, 1997
NARRATIVE FEATURE: Shooting Lily (Director: Arthur Borman)
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Purgatory County (Director: George Ratliff), Chocolate Babies (Director: Stephen Winter)
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Letter From Waco (Director: Don Howard)
HONORABLE MENTION: Battle For The Minds (Director: Steve Lipscomb)
NARRATIVE SHORT: (tie) Le Lion et L'Agneau (The Lion and the Lamb) (Director: Luc Beauchamp); A Small Domain (Director: Britta Sjogren)
DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Real Indian (Director: Malinda Maynor)
MUSIC VIDEOS: (tie) How About Hero, The Kelley Deal 6000 (Directors: Jen Cobb, Brooke Olsen); Something To Brag About, Exene & Stone Fox (Directors: John Roeker, Jeff Pantaleo)
HONORABLE MENTIONS: (tie) Let The Music Play, Calvin Russell (Director: Christian Moore, Amy Grappell); Vulcan Death Grip, Ugly Americans (Director: Kerry Brown)
The narrative and documentary feature winners each receive $1,000 in film stock from Kodak.
NARRATIVE FEATURES: Michelle Forman previously worked at 40 Acres and a Mule as Director of Development and is now working on her first feature film; Suzanne Myers directed Alchemy, the narrative feature winner in last year's SXSW Festival, and she is also a force behind the Women's Film Festival in New York; Dan Rosen is a scriptwriter whose most recent credit is The Last Supper; Joe Stevens is an actor who has appeared in numerous feature and short subject films, including two short films playing in the festival, Breezeway and Beyond Babylon.
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES: Peter Byck directed Garbage, which won last year's documentary feature award at SXSW; Marian Luntz is the film curator at the Houston Museum of Fine Art; Judith Sims is film curator at the Austin Museum of Art, Laguna Gloria.
NARRATIVE SHORTS: Mark Hansen teaches film and English at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos; David Layton works for Austin Filmworks.
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS: Jon Ausbrooks began in*situ, a film collective in Austin; Paige Martinez's documentary, Words of Our Ancients, played at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
MUSIC VIDEOS: Tim Hamblin is the Artistic Director at the Austin Music Network; Robbie Jacks is an actor, singer, and songwriter, who has starred as Leatherface in The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and is the author of the play Boy Problems; Marc Savlov is a music lover and film reviewer for The Austin Chronicle; Teresa Taylor is the former drummer for the Butthole Surfers, the poster girl for Slacker, and the film critic on Robbie Jacks` KJFK-FM talk show.