Slamdance jury rules on winners

'Living,' 'Snell,' 'Missing,' 'Hearts,' 'Long' nab prizes

HOLLYWOOD — Elliot Greenebaum’s “Assisted Living,” a film shot and staged in a real nursing home with actual residents, won the grand jury award for best feature at the Slamdance Film Festival in Deer Valley over the weekend.

The grand jury award for best short went to Andrew Black’s “The Snell Show.” Audience award winners were Karin Hayes and Victoria Bruce’s pic “Missing Peace” and Stephen T. Maing’s short “Little Hearts.”

“Long Gone,” directed by Jack Cahill and David Eberhardt, won both the cinematography (Greg Yolen) and doc feature prizes.

Kudos were followed by a party featuring live performances by bands Inner and Imperial Teen. The jury included actor David Alan Grier, critic Jean Oppenheimer, Slamdance projectionist Chris Riley, helmer Monteith McCollum (director of 2001 Slamdance winner “Hybrid) and Avignon Film Festival founder-director Jerome Henry Rudes.

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