BIFF 2009 awards

Best Student Film In the Dark
Alex and Sarah Fazelli
Best New Filmmaker The Prince of Broadway
Sean Baker
Best Colorado Film They Killed Sister Dorothy
Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
Best Environmental Film American Outrage
Beth and George Gage
Best Animated Film Sita Sings the Blues
Nina Paley
Best Music Documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil
Sacha Gervasi
Best Short Film Tag
Natalya Uglitskikh
Best Short Documentary Smile Pinki
Megan Mylan
Best Feature Documentary Pirate for the Sea
Ron Colby and Patricia Van Ryker
Best Feature Film Nothing But the Truth
Rod Lurie
Best Dramatice Comedy Sunshine Cleaning
Christine Jeffs
Grand Prize Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country
Anders Ostergaard and Lise Lense-Miller

BIFF films at the Academy Awards

Each year BIFF is proud to have presented films that have gone on to win recognition at the Academy Awards. Congratulations to the following Academy Award winners and nominees.

award winners

Foreign Language Film Smile Pinky

award nominees

Foreign Language Film Revanche
Documentary Short The Conscience of Nhem En
Short Film (live action) New Boy

Rod Lurie, winner of Best Feature Film (Nothing But the Truth), with BIFF Directors Robin and Kathy Beeck.

Sean Baker, winner of Best New Filmmaker (The Prince of Broadway).