by Stephen Silver on October 27, 2014 at 12:15 pm
The Philadelphia Film Festival’s jury named its honorees for 2014, and the winners were a series of generally obscure, low-profile titles that haven’t been among winners at other fests.
At a festival that featured the higher-profile likes of “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game” and “St. Vincent,” the Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature went to Peter Strickland’s “The Duke of Burgundy.” Céline Sciamma’s “Girlhood” took the Special Jury Prize, with Yann Demange winning the Best Director prize for “’71.” Jesse Moss’ “The Overnighters” was awarded Best Documentary Feature, while Miroslav Slaboshpitsky’s “The Tribe” won the “Archie Award” for best first feature.
“Crescendo! The Power of Music” won the Pinkenson Award for Local Feature, while Alex Ross Perry’s “Listen Up Philip” was awarded Honorable Mention for Innovation in Storytelling. And Rob Zywietz’s “Port Nasty” won for Best Short.
The awards were handed out at the Prince Music Theater Friday night, prior to the closing night screening of “Wild.” But the festival did something all festivals should do- it presented encores of all of the winners throughout the day on Sunday, before the festival closed with a showing of “Happy Valley.”
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