WELIVEINPUBLIC wins Student Jury Grand Prize at Newport International Film Festival!
Chosen by a panel of eight Rhode Island students, WELIVEINPUBLIC was awarded the Student Jury Documentary Grand Prize during the annual international film festival in Newport, Rhode Island. From June 3rd-7th the festival premiered over 90 U.S. and international feature, documentary and short films culminating in a collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art: Archival Screenings.Winners were announced June 7th in the Filmmaker Lounge at the festival headquarters at Empire Tea & Coffee in Newport.
The WELIVEINPUBLIC team is honored that experts on living in public—teenagers—felt a connection with the film and awarded us with the Grand Jury Prize.
For an inside look at the festival, check out ABC 6’s news report
See the festival’s Full List of Winners here
We Live in Public was just selected to be the closing night film for the New Directors New Films festival in New York on April 5th, 2009. This is an incredible honor! Come join us in New York or check out our festival schedule page for other screenings in the near future.
“We Live in Public” has won for the Documentary Competition top honor, the jury selected Ondi Timoner’s We Live in Public from the 16 films in the U.S. Documentary category. This is Ondi’s second Grand Jury Prize (she won in 2004 for Dig!). “Sundance is home to me,” Timoner said as she accepted her award. “It’s such a nurturing environment.”
BMI has announced that Ondi will appear at the “Music & Film” The Creative Process” panel on Wednesday, January 21. The panel will take place at the Sundance House at the Kimball Art Center (638 Park Avenue) from 11:00am – 1:00pm. Directors scheduled to speak include Michel Orion Scott (Over The Hills and Far Away), Duncan Jones (Moon), Max Mayer (Adam), R.J. Cutler (The September Issue), Dana Heinz Perry (Boy Interrupted), Dana Heinz Perry (Boy Interrupted), Ondi Timoner (We Live In Public) and Tze Chun (Children of Invention). The discussion will be moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations at BMI.
Our first public screening is just seven days away! We couldn’t be more thrilled, and are so excited to show you the movie.