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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
International Skateboard Film Festival recap

Winner of the Best Shop Video award, Don Luong stands under the marquee of the Music Box Theatre in Hollywood.
SFF founder Fabrice Le Mao [at right] started the event off by introducing legendary skateboard filmmaker Stacy Peralta.

The 2011 International Skateboard Film Festival wrapped Tuesday night with an awards ceremony at the Music Box Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. The festival was held over five nights in theaters around Los Angeles County.

The best from both sides of the lens [skaters and filmmakers] were on hand to see the awards presentation and also to catch sneak peaks of Stacy Peralta's forthcoming Bones Brigade documentary as well as Jacob Rosenberg's Danny Way documentary, 'Waiting for Lightning.'

Jon Minor won the award for Best Company Video for Emerica’s “Stay Gold.”

Film festival founder Fabrice Le Mao did a great job of putting together the event. Le Mao got legendary skaters to announce the awards, including Chris Miller, Lance Mountain, Geoff Rowley and Arto Saari. Awards were handed out for many categories. These are the winners:

Best Web Video was awarded to Dylan Rieder and Greg Hunt for the 'dylan.' film from Gravis.

Filmer Dario Rezk and skater Torey Pudwill won the award for Best Commercial.

Filmer "French," Fred Mortagne, and skater Javier Mendizabal won for Best Photography for their Cliché skateboards commercial.

Filmer Don Luong and Furnace skateshop for Best Shop Video for 'Ta-Ha.'

James Holman and Alex Pasquini won the Best Independent Emerging Artist for their video, 'Altered Focus Burma.'

Filmer John Minor took home the trophy for Best Brand Movie for his work on Emerica's 'Stay Gold.'

Finally, skater/filmmaker Pontus Alv won Best Documentary, Best Soundtrack and Best Director for his film, 'In Search of the Miraculous.' Though Alv wasn't present at the theater in Hollywood, he sent in a tape via Berlin giving his unique acceptance speech; Alv talked while filming a line through the skatepark

Greg Hunt was out of town working on his new film project with Vans so Dylan Rieder accepted the award for Best Web Video on their behalf.