'Quiet Little Marriage,' 'Strongman' nab awards

Mo Perkins’ drama “A Quiet Little Marriage” and Zachary Levy’s docu “Strongman” picked up top honors at the 15th Slamdance Film Festival awards ceremony Friday night.

Aud nods went to Beth Toni Kruvant’s docu “Heart of Stone” and Gregory Viens’ comedy “Punching the Clown,” which also won the IndieRoad Award. Scribe Neil McGowan won for his screenplay of comedy thriller “Numbered.”

Horror pic “I Sell the Dead” nabbed the cinematography honor for Richard Lopez and a special jury mention for Larry Fessenden’s performance. The jury also singled out Alison McAlpine’s docu “Second Sight.”

Slamdance’s feature competition is limited to first-time filmmakers working with budgets under $1 million. Winning films will be screened at the IFC Center in New York and the DGA in Los Angeles.

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS:

Grand Jury Awards

Grand Jury Award For Best Narrative Feature
Winner: A Quiet Little Marriage, directed by Mo Perkins

Special Jury Mention For Best Performance: Larry Fessenden in I Sell The Dead

Grand Jury Award For Best Documentary Feature
Winner: Strongman, directed by Zachary Levy

Special Jury Mention: Second Sight, directed by Alison Mcalpine

Grand Jury Award For Best Animated Short
Winner: Undone, directed by Hayley Morris

Grand Jury Award For Best Documentary Short
Winner: Rare Chicken Rescue, directed by Randall Wood

Grand Jury Award For Best Experimental Short
Winner: Funny Guy, directed by Frank R. Rinaldi

Grand Jury Award For Best Narrative Short
Winner: Princess Margaret Blvd, directed by Kazik Radwanski

Special Jury Mention: Tony Zoreil, directed by Valentin Potier

Grand Jury Award For Best Music Video

Winner: Don Mccloskey Mister Novocaine, directed by Peter Rhoads

Audience Awards

Audience Award For Best Narrative Feature
Winner: Punching The Clown, directed by Gregory Viens

Audience Award For Best Documentary Feature
Winner: Heart Of Stone (Formerly It’s Hard To Be An Indian), directed by Beth Toni Kruvant

Audience Award For Best Anarchy Film
Winner: The Tides, directed by Eva Flodstrom

Spirit Of Slamdance Award
Winners (Tie): Zombie Girl, directed by Aaron Marshall, Erik Mauck, Justin Johnson; And Vapid Lovelies, directed by Frank Feldman

Special Awards

Kodak Vision Award For Best Cinematography
Winner: I Sell The Dead, cinematographer Richard Lopez

Dos Equis “Most Interesting Film” Award
Winner: You Might As Well Live, directed by Simon Ellis

Indieroad Award
Winner: Punching The Clown, directed by Gregory Viens

Writer Awards

Award For Best Screenplay
Winner: Numbered (Comedy/Thriller) By Neil Mcgowan

Award For Best Short Screenplay
Winner: Crybaby (thriller) by Mark Seidel

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