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2000 Golden Space Needle Awards.

SIFFgoers awards By popular vote, from over 60,000 ballots. BEST FILM: SHOWER (China) Director: Zhang Yang Runners-up

1st Place: WHEN THE RAIN LIFTS, Takashi Koizumi (Japan)

2nd Place: I'M THE ONE THAT I WANT, Lionel Coleman (USA)

3rd Place: BUTTERFLY, Jose Luis Cuerda (Spain)

4th Place: LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI, Kate Woods (Australia) BEST DIRECTOR: Zhang Yang, SHOWER (China) Runners-up

1st Place: Takashi Koizumi, WHEN THE RAIN LIFTS (Japan)

2nd Place: Jeremy Podeswa, THE FIVE SENSES (Canada)

3rd Place: Patrice Leconte, GIRL ON THE BRIDGE (France)

4th Place: Karyn Kusama, GIRLFIGHT (USA) BEST ACTOR: Dan Futterman, URBANIA (USA) Runners-up:

1st Place: Rolf Lassgard, UNDER THE SUN (Sweden)

2nd Place: Shiro Mifune, WHEN THE RAIN LIFTS (Japan)

3rd Place: Leslie Jordan, LOST IN THE PERSHING POINT HOTEL (USA)

4th Place: Donal Logue, TAO OF STEVE (USA) BEST ACTRESS: Nathalie Baye, VENUS BEAUTY INSTITUTE and AN AFFAIR OF LOVE (France) Runners-up:

1st Place: Brenda Blethyn, SAVING GRACE (Great Britain)

2nd Place: Maria Galiana, SOLAS (Spain)

3rd Place: Eileen Walsh, JANICE BEARD 45 WPM (Great Britain)

4th Place: Michelle Rodriguez, GIRLFIGHT (USA) BEST DOCUMENTARY: TRADE OFF (USA)

Director: Shaya Mercer Runners-up:

1st Place: DARK DAYS (USA)

2nd Place: LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY (USA/South Africa)

3rd Place: A FORCE MORE POWERFUL (USA)

4th Place: KEEP THE RIVER ON YOUR RIGHT (USA) BEST SHORT FILM: IN GOD WE TRUST, (USA)

Director Jason Reitman Runners-up:

1st Place: $30, Gregory Cooke (USA)

2nd Place: RICK AND STEVE, THE HAPPIEST GAY COUPLE IN ALL THE WORLD, Q. Allan Brocka (USA)

3rd Place: THE PERIWIG-MAKER, Steffen Schaeffler (Germany)

4th Place: MISTER SMILE, Fran Krause (USA) Jury awards NEW AMERICAN CINEMA AWARD: The New American Cinema awards spotlights exceptional films created under the pressure of tight budgets, minimal resources, and impossible deadlines. Jurors for this competition were Emanuel Levy (Senior Film Critic, Variety), Rex Reed (critic, journalist, author, and lecturer), and Susan Glatzer (independent producer). THE MAGIC OF MARCIANO

Director: Tony Barbieri NEW AMERICAN CINEMA AWARD: BEST WRITER AWARD: (Sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West) CHUCK AND BUCK

Writer: Mike White THE AMERICAN INDIE EDITING AWARD: (Sponsored by Trakker Technologies and Fast Media) VERY MEAN MEN

Editor: Gregory Hobson NEW AMERICAN CINEMA AWARD: CITATION OF EXCELLENCE FOR ENSEMBLE CAST PERFORMANCE: THE WEEKEND

Deborah Kara Unger, D.B. Sweeney, Gena Rowlands, Brooke Shields, David Conrad, James Duval, Jared Harris, Gary Dourdan NEW DIRECTORS SHOWCASE AWARD: Presented to debut or second feature films from emerging international directors. Jurors were Jim Emerson (Editorial Director, Reel.com and Reel Magazine), Richard T. Jameson (film critic), and Alan Franey (Director, Vancouver International Film Festival). Teresa Villaverde, THE MUTANTS (Portugal/France) SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: Laurent Cantent, HUMAN RESOURCES (France) IFILM SHORT FILM AWARD: The IFILM Short Film Competition and Award celebrates both emerging new filmmaking talent and the medium of short film. Jurors were Ted Fry (Producer, RealNetworks), Carrie Gorringe (Managing Editor, Nitrate Online) and Paula Nechak (film critic). THE PERIWIG-MAKER (Germany)

Director: Steffen Schaeffler IFILM SHORT FILM AWARD: Honorable Mention: OUTER SPACE (Austria)

Director: Peter Tscherkassky KLEINGELD (Germany)

Director: Marc-Andreas Bochert ATOMFILMS FLY FILMMAKING AWARD: Three filmmakers come to Seattle to scout, cast, shoot, and edit a short film in only a week. AtomFilms presented the awards. Fly Filmmakers:

Jim Taylor

Clay Eide

Meg Richman EMERGING MASTERS SHOWCASE: During the festival, special awards were presented to these directors: Iciar Bollain

Santosh Sivan

Zhang Yang

Erick Zonca HBO PACIFIC NORTHWEST KIDS FLICK AWARD: 1st Place: Liz Balken, NEUTER YOUR CAT

2nd Place: Matt Wright, THE BALL

3rd Place: Brad Moss, JUICE BOX

 
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