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SIFF Awards Golden Space Needle to Richard Linklater's Boyhood

SIFF Awards Golden Space Needle to Boyhood
SIFF Awards Golden Space Needle to Boyhood
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The 40th annual Seattle International Film Festival came to a close yesterday with the presentation of The Golden Space Needle Awards. Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” won big garnering the audience choice Golden Space Needle for best film, best director and best actress. The film will have an encore presentation at 2:00 p.m. on June 15 during SIFF's Best of the Fest and open in Seattle for a regular run later next month. Here’s a complete list of the awards:

Audience Choice Golden Space Needle Awards:

Best Film: “Boyhood”

Runners-up (first to fourth): “Life Feels Good,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Big in Japan”

Best Documentary: “Keep On Keepin’ On

Runners-up: “Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory,” “I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story,” “Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble,” “The Case Against 8″

Best Director: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Runners-up: Maciej Pieprzyca, “Life Feels Good”; Zaza Urushadze, “Tangerines”; Pawel Pawlikowski, “Ida”; Sara Colangelo, “Little Accidents”

Best Actor: Dawid Ogrodnik, “Life Feels Good”

Runners-up: Guillaume Gallienne, “Me, Myself and Mum”; Matt Smith, “My Last Year with the Nuns”; Felix Bossuet, “Belle & Sebastien”; Igor Samobor, “Class Enemy”

Best Actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Runners-up: Juliette Binoche, “1,000 Times Good Night”; Agata Kulesza, “Ida”; Jenny Slate, “Obvious Child”; Jordis Triebel, “West”

Best short film: “Fool’s Day”

Runners-up: “The Hero Pose,” “Strings,” “Mr. Invisible,” Aban + Khorshid”

Lena Sharp Award (for a female director’s film that receives the most votes in public balloting): “Bound: Africans Versus African Americans”

Juried Competition Awards:

Best New Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet, “10,000 KM” (special jury mention: Chika Anadeu, “B for Boy”)

Best Documentary: “Marmato” (special jury mention: “Dior and I” and “Garden Lovers”

Best New American Cinema: “Red Knot”

Youth Jury Award for Best Futurewave Feature: “Dear White People”

Youth Jury Award for Best Films4Families Feature: “Belle & Sebastien” (special jury prize: “Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang”

Futurewave Wavemaker Award for Excellence in Youth Filmmaking: Malone Lumarda, “Black Rock Creek”

Futurewave Shorts Audience Award: “While We’re Asleep”

Futurewave Prodigy Camp Scholarship: Khidr Joseph, “Clapping for the Wrong Reasons”

Short Film Awards

Live Action: “Twaaga” (special jury mention: “Aban + Khorshid”

Documentary: “Maikaru” (special jury mention: “The Queen (La Reina”))

Animation: “Rhino Full Throttle”