'The Last Mountain,' 'Marathon Boy,' 'Natural Selection' take top prizes at 2011 Little Rock Film Fest | Rock Candy

Sunday, June 5, 2011

'The Last Mountain,' 'Marathon Boy,' 'Natural Selection' take top prizes at 2011 Little Rock Film Fest

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"The Last Mountain," a documentary about the catastrophic effects of coal mining, won the $10,000 Oxford American Southern Film Award at the Little Rock Film Festival Gala at the Clinton Center tonight. Meanwhile, as predicted, Robbie Pickering's "Natural Selection" won the Golden Rock Award for Best Narrative Film, while another of our favorites, "Marathon Boy" won the Golden Rock for Best Documentary.

The LRFF also formally announced the creation of the Arkansas Film Studies Institute, which we first reported on several months back. It'll serve as the umbrella organization that oversees the Little Rock Film Fest, the 48 Film Fest and the soon-to-return Arkansas Film Society, which will host screenings at the Argenta Community Theater.

See a complete list of winners on the jump.

Oxford American Best Southern Film: "The Last Mountain" (dir. Bill Haney)
Golden Rock for Best Narrative: "Natural Selection" (dir. Robbie Pickering)
Golden Rock for Best Documentary: "Marathon Boy" (dir. Gemma Atwal)
Arkansas Times Audience Award: "The Interupters" (dir. Steve James)
Jury Award: "Dogsweat" (dir. Hossein Keshavarz)
Charles B. Pierce Award for Best Arkansas Film: "The Orderly" (dir. Daniel Campbell)
Diamond Award: Hal Needham
Made in Arkansas Best Directors: The Miller brothers for "Pillow"
Made in Arkansas Best Actor: Dustin Alford in "Foot Soldier"
World Shorts: "The Man Who Knew How To Fly" (dir. Robi Michael)
Arkansas Music Video: Pillow Fight "Get Your Shit Together (Pity Party)" (dir. Matthew and Todd Wolfe)

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