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Si Tú No Estas
(If You’re Gone)
Ganó en Savannah: mejor película del año, mejor director (Noe Santillan), mejor guión, mejor actor (Bruno Bichir) y mejor música. Participan también Verónica Toussaint e Ivan Arriaga.
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The tenth annual
“Purple Violets,” written and
directed by Ed Burns and starring
Best Documentary Feature was a
tie between “The Singing Revolution” and “The First Saturday in May.” John
and Maureen Castle Tusty directed “The Singing
Revolution,” which documents thousands of Estonians who used song as a form
of protest to end Soviet occupation. The songs the people in the film wrote
“The First Saturday in May,”
directed by brothers John and Brad Hennegan,
follows the path of six horses on their way to competing in the
Many other awards included cash and equipment prizes. John Arlotto, director of “Deface,” won the Best Editing Award, which includes Avid Media Composer. In accepting his award, Arlotto said that before hand he had been thinking how fun it would be to call his editor and tell him. Then he remembered that he was the editor.
‘’Si Tú No Estás,’‘ directed by Noé Santillán-López, a 2007 graduate of the film and television department, won both the Best Student Cinematography Award and the first ever Savannah Film Commission Award. The cinematography award comes with the use of a Panavision camera package worth $60,000. With the camera package, Santillán-López plans to filma feature version of his film.
“The longer version tells the story of how the death of this woman not only affects her husband and her son, but also the lives ofmany people in her family. It is about how this family searches and ultimately finds love and redemption,” said Santillán-López.
Winning the camera package was not
the only prize for Santillán-López.As a SCAD graduate, he said hewas very
excited to return to
“When it became real and we were announced as the winners, I felt so relieved that about a year and a half of our hard work was finally paying off. I am not obsessed with the awards, but I am obsessed about people loving our film and finding a connection to it. Their applause on Saturday night was my award,” said Santillán-López.
Best Animation “Shut-eye Hotel”
(2007): Bill Plympton, director;
Best Documentary (co-winners)
“The First Saturday in May” (2006):
Best Narrative Short “All Saints Day” (2006): Will Frears, director; Brooke Berman, writer; Caleb Harper Omens, Amy Hobby, Russ Stratton, producers
Best Narrative Feature “Purple Violets” (2007): Edward Burns, director/writer/producer; Margot Bridger, producer
Best Director Michelle Steffes, “Driftwood” (2006): Michelle Steffes,
Diane Passage Jury Award “The Singing Revolution” (2006): James Tusty, Maureen Castle Tusty, directors/producers; Mike Majoros, producer
Best SCAD Student Competition
Award “Push” (2006): Stephen Stanley, director/writer; Sara Holman,
Best Student Cinematography Award “Si Tú No Estas” (2007): Noe Santillian-Lopez, director/writer/producer; Cayman Eby, Claudio Vizcarra, producers
Best Editing Award “Deface” (2007): John Arlotto, director/writer; Roman Wyden, producer
HBO Films Student Competition
Award 2007 First place—“Deacon’s Mondays” (2007): Destin Cretton,
Lowell Frank, directors/writers/producers;
HBO Films Producer Award 2007 “The First Saturday in May” (2006): Josh Hennegan, Brad Hennegan, directors/producers