The awards for the 20th annual Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival were announced last night at the closing night party. The festival’s creative director, Chris Clark, said attendance this year was “record-shattering,” estimating more than 25,000 entries.
Among the many winners, Félicitations to:
Dori Berinstein, who accompanied her documentary “Carol Channing: Larger Than Life” to its fly-over country screening. Not only did Ms. Berinstein chose an inspiring subject, she expertly edited and captured Ms. Channing’s delicious spirit! If you’re under 40, and especially if you’re a gay man, you should know the legend that is Carol Channing. No more excuses; the movie will be released nationally.
Agnieszka Holland whose feature “In Darkness (W ciemności)” won best overall film by festival goers, underscoring its contention as a Best Foreign Film Nominee at the upcoming Academy Awards.
Michel Hazanavicious for “The Artist” which deservedly won Best Foreign Film. http://lemoviesnob.com/theartist/
And a grand merci to all of lemoviesnob’s inaugural readers, may we have many more successful future festivals!