Saturday, January 28, 2006

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER!!

We are pleased to announce that ABDUCTION has won the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary. What a surprise and honor! We were really happy when they announced it because the audience award is totally democratic and voted on by the viewers not just a panel of judges. The winners were announced at a ceremony at Club Suede in Park City on January 27th. The festival is now over but it was a fantastic experience for us. We're now trying to decide which agents and distributors are going to suit our film best. We've had a lot of interest but we need someone who's going to give it the kind of care that it needs so that people all over the US can hear the story of Megumi. Our friend Todd Rohal, director of THE GUATEMALAN HANDSHAKE, won a Special Jury Prize as well last night which was a wonderful bonus for all of us since Todd is from the DC-area and we'd been supporting his crew all along. Congrats to him and his peeps!

4 Comments:

At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! I saw this film on the premier night in Park City and I loved it. Lots of tears, and a few laughs, too!!! The story was incredibly moving and I am not surprised at all that it won the audience award! I've seen a lot of documentaries and am told I'm a wee bit critical,no criticisms here - I was totally riveted by this one.

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger C_Squared06 said...

Congrats!! I'm so happy you won an audience prize. It's the best kind of prize to win at these festivals. Well done!

 
At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a Japanese citizen living in the U.S., and have been interested in this (abduction by North Korea) subject especially since five of the victims made it back to Japan in 2002. I cannot wait to see this film, and I hope many people from all over the world will have chance to see it, too.

 
At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CONGRATS!!!! So wonderful on the award!! I knew this film would touch everyone who saw it. It brings to light an immensely important topic and tells a gripping story of love and sacrifice at the same time. It will leave you changed after you see it. can't wait for everyone to have the opportunity.
way to go Patty and Chris!

 

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