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Sydney film fest announces kudos

Gronkjaer's 'Monastery' wins documentary award

SYDNEY — Sydney Film Festival wrapped Saturday with the Oz preem for Russian helmer Timur Bekmambetov’s “Day Watch” at the State Theater before a final day of hot-ticket pics screened at the same venue.

Two weeks of bleak storms and chilly temperatures made for perfect cinematic-escape weather and helped the fest notch up more than 60 sell-out sessions, with final attendance figures due Wednesday.

SFF Fipresci documentary award went to “The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun” from director Pernille Rose Gronkjaer. The Dendy short film awards went to Miranda Wills’ “2 Mums and a Dad” (doc), Leon Ford’s “Katoomba” (fiction) and Daniel Agdag’s “Paper City Architects” (innovation). Eddie White’s toon “Sweet & Sour” took the Yorum Gross anime trophy.

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