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Amsterdam Film Festival Awards

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 3, 2013 at 4:44PM

Congrats to TOH contributor Sophia Savage, pictured here with the "Bellflower" boys Evan Glodell and Tyler Dawson, for winning the World Cinema directing prize at the Amsterdam Film Festival for her Kickstarter-funded debut short film "Empyrian," which she also wrote and stars in, along with Dawson. All the 2013 winners are here.
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Evan Glodell, Sophia Savage, Tyler Dawson
Evan Glodell, Sophia Savage, Tyler Dawson

Congrats to TOH contributor Sophia Savage (pictured here with "Bellflower" boys Evan Glodell and Tyler Dawson), for winning the World Cinema Directing Van Gogh Award at the Amsterdam Film Festival for her Kickstarter-funded debut short film "Empyrian," which she also wrote and stars in, along with Dawson. All the 2013 winners are here.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.