By Matthew Curtis | Enzian Theater May 2, 2007 at 2:18AM
Congratulations are in order for a number of filmmakers whose work graced this year's Florida Film Festival a little over a month ago. This past weekend, Arturo Cabanas' MAN UP (which first stunned me in the video library at the IFP Market last September and ended up preceding ROW HARD NO EXCUSES at the FFF) won the award for Best Short Documentary at the recently completed Hot Docs in Toronto. And the juries at the Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFB) just unloaded a bunch of hardware on some familiar names and faces: Seth Gordon's THE KING OF KONG won Best Documentary Feature, Moon Molson's POP FOUL won Best Short Film, David Redmon and Ashley Sabin's KAMP KATRINA won the Special Jury Prize for Doc Feature, and John Thompson's SONGBIRD won the Special Jury Prize for Short Film.
Needless to say, you should jump at the opportunity to see any of these brilliant and accomplished films if they come to your town...or if you're lucky enough to be visiting a city with a festival or theater (in the case of the upcoming release of THE KING OF KONG) with them in the program.