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HIFF Audience/Awards/Winners

The Hamptons International Film Festival announced their audience awards winners from East Hampton. A24’s ROOM and Michael Moore’s WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, being distributed by the new as-yet-to-be-named distribution label created by Tom Quinn, Jason Janego and Tim League, were honored with the Audience Awards for Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature, respectively. ALL-AMERICAN FAMILY won the audience award for best short film.

The festival ran from October 8th through October 12th and played over 134 films from around the world.

"We are so pleased with the dedication of our filmgoers to consistently vote for their favorite films each year. Our Audience Award winners are indicators of the level of films we are able to bring to the festival each year," stated Artistic Director, David Nugent.

The Hamptons International Film Festival announced their audience awards winners from East Hampton. A24’s ROOM and Michael Moore’s WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, being distributed by the new as-yet-to-be-named distribution label created by Tom Quinn, Jason Janego and Tim League, were honored with the Audience Awards for Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature, respectively. ALL-AMERICAN FAMILY won the audience award for best short film.

The festival ran from October 8th through October 12th and played over 134 films from around the world.

"We are so pleased with the dedication of our filmgoers to consistently vote for their favorite films each year. Our Audience Award winners are indicators of the level of films we are able to bring to the festival each year," stated Artistic Director, David Nugent.

The HIFF awards were also handed out yesterday in East Hampton and the full list of winners is listed below.

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015 WINNERS:

HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature sponsored by The Wall Street Journal
Rams, directed by Grimur Hákonarson

“Rams”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Honorable Mention for Narrative Feature
Embrace of the Serpent, directed by Ciro Guerra

HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature sponsored by ID Films
Missing People, directed by David Shapiro

“Missing People”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Honorable Mention for Documentary Feature
Chuck Norris Vs. Communism, directed by Ilinca Calugareanu

HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Short Film sponsored by The Wall Street Journal
Over, directed by Jörn Threlfall

“Over”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Honorable Mention for Narrat
ive Short Film
Patriot, directed by
Eva Riley

HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Film sponsored by ID Films
Last Day of Freedom, directed by Dee Hibbert-Jones, Nomi Talisman

Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
The Uncondemned, directed by Michele Mitchell, Nick Louvel

Tangerine Entertainment Juice Fund Award
Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron

Suffolk County Film Commission Next Exposure Grant
When I Live My Life Over Again, directed by Robert Edwards

And as previously announced:
The 2015 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution
The Uncondemned, directed by Michele Mitchell, Nick Louvel

The Zelda Penzel "Giving Voice to the Voiceless" Award: Dedicated to Those Who Suffer in Silence
The Champions, directed by Darcy Dennett

“The Champions”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIFF Documentary Feature Jury
Marshall Fine, Chair of the New York Critics Circle
Bobby Flay, Chef
Sarah Lash, Consultant, Conde Nast Entertainment

HIF Narrative Feature Jury
Josh Charles, Actor
Dan Guando, US head of Acquisitions, Production, and Development at The Weinstein Company
Michael H. Heber, Screenwriter and Producer

2015 VARIETY 10 ACTORS T0 WATCH
Christopher Abbott, James White
Emory Cohen, Brooklyn
Thomas Mann, The Preppie Connection
Bel Powley, A Royal Night Out
Rebecca Ferguson, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Jason Mitchell, Straight Outta Compton
Maika Monroe, It Follows
Keith Stanfield, Straight Outta Compton
Tessa Thompson, Selma
Jessie T. Usher, Independence Day: Resurgence

ABOUT THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is a year-round 501(c)3 non-profit organization with events, screenings, film workshops, comprehensive summer programs and an annual film festival each October. The Festival is the premiere film event on New York State’s east end, and is an intimate showcase of some of the year’s best offerings in contemporary cinema from around the world. With cash and in-kind prizes handed out totaling more than $165,000, HIFF continues to attract some of the best films of the year. Selections from all of our programs continue to play an important role during awards season. 2014 marked the 6th time in the last 7 years that a film at the Festival has become the eventual Best Picture winner at the Oscars, making HIFF the only Festival on the East Coast with such a distinction.

The Hamptons International Film Festival headquarters are located at the beautiful c/o The Maidstone Hotel on Main Street in East Hampton.

The Hamptons International Film Festival greatly appreciates the support from their corporate sponsors, including Delta Air Lines, Altour International, The Wall Street Journal, and WNBC New York.

For more information about the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival, go to www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.

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