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Resfest honors alt music vids, short films

Chemical Brothers, Dizzee Rascal take home prizes

The Chemical Brothers’ musicvideo for “Galvanize” by Adam Smith scored the inaugural Jury Prize at Resfest on Tuesday. The alternative film fest gave special recognition to Dougal Wilson’s video for Dizzee Rascal’s “Dream” and Shakedown’s “Love Game” by Wilfrid Brimo.

Resfest honors short and feature films, musicvideos and docus from independent filmmakers. Over the years, the film fest has served as a launching point for Hollywood helmers such as Spike Jonze, Jonathan Glazer, Anton Corbijn and Michel Gondry, who preemed two new works.

Fest’s audience winner for short film was “Dimmer,” by tyro helmer Talmage Cooley. Cooley also took home the newly added Special Jury Award. The Jury Prize went to “Raftman’s Razor” by Keith Bearden.

“With the addition of our Jury Awards, even more of the innovative filmmakers at RESFEST will be recognized for their outstanding art,” said fest director Jonathan Wells. “Significantly, our awards recognize not only short filmmaking, but the emerging field of design films and the artistry of musicvideo, whereas most musicvideo awards tend to celebrate the musician.”

More than 200 films entered this year’s traveling fest, which has been growing continuously since 1999. Prizes were awarded Dec. 13 at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles.

The winners are…

AUDIENCE WINNER: BEST SHORT
“Dimmer” directed by Talmage Cooley

JURY WINNERS: SHORTS
Best Short:
“Raftman’s Razor” directed by Keith Bearden

Special Jury Award (Tie):
“Dimmer” directed by Talmage Cooley
“City Paradise” directed by Gaelle Denis

AUDIENCE WINNER: BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Carpark North “Human” directed by Martin de Thurah

JURY WINNER: MUSIC VIDEOS
Best Music Video:
The Chemical Brothers “Galvanize” directed by Adam Smith

Special Jury Award:
Dizzee Rascal “Dream” directed by Dougal Wilson

Honorable Mention:
Shakedown “Love Game” directed by Wilfrid Brimo

JURY PRIZE: DESIGN FILMS (tie)
“Perfect” directed by Sally Arthur
“Dancing About Architecture” directed by Zeitguised

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