SDIFF presents approximately 175 films over 10 days and plays host to more than 100 film artists. New international feature releases, independently produced fiction films and documentaries, animation, experimental works, children's programs and short subjects are included in the festival. In addition, a number of acclaimed international film artists are honored with tributes and special ?Evenings with...?
The festival presents the following awards:
Mayor?s Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to a film artist for extraordinary contributions to world cinema
(Presented to Francis Ford Coppola in 2003.)
John Cassavetes Award
Presented to an American director/actor for unique vision and maverick sensibility in independent filmmaking
(Presented to William H. Macy in 2003.)
Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for Best Feature Film
A juried prize honoring the best feature film
(Presented to Dagur Kari for NOI ALBINOI in 2003.)
The Stan Brakhage Vision Award
Presented to the best short fiction or documentary film
(Presented to Amos Vogel, founder of Cinema 16 and founding director of the New York Film Festival in 2003
The Emerging Filmmaker's Award
Presented to the most deserving first-time filmmaker who has a film represented in the festival's line-up.
The Maysles Brothers Award for Best Documentary Film
Offers a prize for the best non-fiction work in the festival's line-up.
Starz People?s Choice Award
An audience award given to the most popular
feature-length fiction film, feature-length documentary and the most popular short film.
(Presented to BEST OF YOUTH, BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE, BY THE LEGENDS WHO WERE THERE, and ASYLUM in 2003.)
Added by wozz on October 6, 2004