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Glamour and news shared the stage on February 25 at Pierce College's Performing Arts Center as slections were announced for the 12th annual Method Fest. » See story, photos.


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Lily Holleman, Brian Cox win top acting honors
at 12th annual The Method Fest Film Festival

See story and photo slideshow below; See 2010 award listings

urFRENZ Takes City of Calabasas Jury Award for Best Picture

Calabasas, California, March 31, 2010 -- Lily Holleman won the Christie Geraldine Page Award for Best Actress for her performance in urFRENZ, and Brian Cox took home the Time Warner Cable John Garfield Award for Best Actor for his role in The Good Heart, as the 12th annual The Method Fest independent film festival announced its winners Wednesday night at the Closing Night / Awards reception at The Rack restaurant in Woodland Hills.

Frances Fisher hosts Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to Bruce Dern.

The City of Calabasas Jury Award for Best Picture was presented to urFRENZ, directed by Jeff Phillips and starring Lilly Holeman, Gayla Goehl, Najarra Townsend, CaroleAnn Johnson, Michael Robert Kelly and Bree Esrig.

The Method Fest is the only major U.S. film festival focusing on acting and the actor. The festival ran March 25-31 and featured more than 100 independent films from U.S. and international filmmakers.

“The performances in this year’s festival films exceeded anything we had seen before at The Method Fest,” stated Don Franken, the festival's executive director. “The overall quality of the films was also higher and some awards were almost impossible for the judges to determine. It took days of deliberation by the jury but at the end the cream rose to the top and the selections were unanimous by the jury members. More top quality films with breakout performances as well as career-defining performances by other actors made it the fiercest competition yet for Awards. There are so many emerging new stars this year at The Method Fest and this really brought more energy and excitement at the festival,” Franken added.

The Audience Award for Best Feature film went to Tic, directed by Keith Parmer, and starring Lennie James, Treva Etienne, Gary McDonald, Tina Casciani and Daniele Favilli.

2010 Method Fest Photo Slideshow  

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