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Palm Springs 2013: Award Winners, Plus 'Unfinished Song,' Denmark's 'A Hijacking' and 'This Life,' Alan Cumming in Conversation

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 14, 2013 at 10:20PM

The 24th Palm Springs Film Festival closed Sunday after 182 films from some 68 countries played for an audience of local enthusiasts and out-of-towners with an appetite for the best in foreign and domestic cinema.
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The Sapphires
'The Sapphires'


Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
The Sapphires (Australia)
 
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (USA)
 
FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Fill the Void (Israel)
 
FIPRESCI Prize for the Best Actor of the Year in a Foreign Language Film
Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano and Giovanni Arcuri from Caesar Must Die (Italy)
 
FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress of the Year in a Foreign Language Film
Emilie Dequenne from Our Children (Belgium)
 
New Voices/New Visions Award
The Cleaner (Peru) - Winner
7 Boxes (Paraguay) – Honorable Mention
 
Cine Latino Award
Blancanieves (Spain) – Winner
Sadourni’s Butterflies (Argentina) – Honorable Mention
 
The John Schlesinger Award
Stolen Seas (Somalia/Kenya/UK/Italy) – Winner
Far Out Isn’t Fair Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (USA) – Honorable Mention
 
HP Bridging the Borders Award
Jump (Ireland/UK) – Winner
When Day Breaks (Serbia/Croatia/France) – Honorable Mention
 

This article is related to: Palm Springs International Film Festival , Festivals, Festivals, Reviews, A Hijacking, Any Day Now, Unfinished Song


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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.