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“Marwencol” director wins Film Independent grants

Marwencol director Jeff Malmberg received two Film Independent's filmmaker grant awards, the Aveeno Truer Than Fiction award and the inaugural Jameson Find Your Audience Award.
January 17, 2011

Among the four winners of the Film Independent’s filmmaker grant awards, announced at the Spirit Awards filmmaker grant and nominee brunch, Marwencol director Jeff Malmberg received both the Aveeno Truer Than Fiction award winner and the inaugural Jameson Find Your Audience Award. For the Truer Than Fiction Award, which is given to an emerging director of non-fiction features, Malmberg wins a $25,000 unrestricted grant from Aveeno, and for the Jameson Find Your Audience Award, he wins a $50,000 marketing and distribution grant, funded by Jameson Irish Whiskey.
Other winners include Littlerock‘s Mike Ott, who won the Acura Someone to Watch Award, and Anish Savjani, producer of Meek’s Cutoff, who received the Piaget Producers Award.
The 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards take place on February 26.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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