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First Festival Genius Audience Award

Posted on: December 1st, 2010 by wmapother 4 Comments

Last night’s IFP’s Gotham Awards saw the presentation of the first-ever Festival Genius Audience Award.  The five nominees for the award were determined by over 12,000 votes from audiences around the country.

[The award was created by Slated, the company I started last year with a few friends, and it’s named after our Festival Genius technology, which operates the online program guides for film festivals.  We also recently released a free companion iPhone app you can get here.  I previously posted about Slated, first here and then here.]

I’m happy to report that the winner of last night’s Festival Genius award is Waiting for Superman, Davis Guggenheim’s highly acclaimed documentary on American’s public-education system.  It’s a terrific film and a fantastic start for a new award.

It seems only appropriate to to close with Mr. Wilder:  “An audience is never wrong.  An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark — that is critical genius.”

Posted in Film, Film Festival, Slated, Tech

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