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Juvie hall pic ‘Outs’ wins Slamdance

Silverbush and Skolnik's pic earns top accolades

This article was corrected on February 7, 2005.

PARK CITY — The 2005 Slamdance Film Festival ended Friday with an awards ceremony that gave top honors to Lori Silverbush and Michael Skolnik’s “On the Outs.” Pic, which follows the stories of inner-city girls in juvenile hall, took the Grand Jury Sparky Award for narrative feature as well as the audience award.

Honorable mentions for performance went to Chip Goodwin in comedy “The Dry Spell.” Rob Stefaniuk’s feature “Phil the Alien” also took an honorable mention, while the runner-up for audience award was Juliet McKoen’s “Frozen,” starring Shirley Henderson. That pic also took the Kodak Vision Award for cinematography.

“Abel Raises Cain,” Jenny Abel’s doc about life as the daughter of a hoaxer, won the jury award for documentary feature, with Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez’s “La Sierra,” the story of teen in Colombia, taking honorable mention.

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Aud award for doc went to “The Real Dirt on Farmer John,” with second place going to “Ringers: Lord of the Fans.”

Animated short winner was “Egg,” with honorable mention going to “Shoel.” Narrative short prize went to “Splintered,” with “Twitch” as runner-up. Doc short winner was “Run to Jay’s,” with “Birdlings Two” as runner up.