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The Hamptons International Film Festival Awards Announced!

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The Hamptons International Film Festival held their Awards Ceremony at Guild Hall in East Hampton announcing their audience, jury and special prizes. This year’s documentary feature jury was comprised of film critic Thelma Adams and filmmakers Chris Hegedus and Susan Lacy. The narrative jury included film critic Joshua Rothkopf and producers Rachael Horovitz and Trudie Styler. The Festival was honored to partner with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Variety and British Academy of Film and Television on their special programs and tributes. Actor Alan Cumming hosted the evening’s award ceremony and clearly had everyone in stitches with his quick-witted humorous introduction setting the pace for a nice, relaxed ceremony.


“On the occasion of our 20th Anniversary, we are so proud to have hosted such a diverse array of artists and audiences,” said Executive Director Karen Arikian . “From our Board to our sponsors, our staff to our volunteers, this year’s Festival has reinforced our commitment to celebrating the art of film. Tonight’s winners show the scope and the breadth of our jury and audiences’ passion for cinema,“ said Director Of Programming David Nugent. “On behalf of our programming team, I’d like to congratulate ALL the filmmakers who participated in this year’s Festival.” It was evident in the opening speech given by Stuart Match Suna, President of Silvercup Studio and Chairman of HIFF, that he was especially thankful for Alec Baldwin’s boundless generosity and passionate support. He has given back to the entire community marking a wide range of charitable and cultural institutions on our east end.


The Hamptons Internationial Film Festival Congratulates The Winners


Baume & Mercier Audience Award Narrative
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by David O. Russell


Baume & Mercier Audience Award Documentary
NO PLACE ON EARTH by Janet Tobias


Baume & Mercier Audience Award Best Short
GROWING FARMERS by Michael Halsband


GSA Narrative Feature Winner (TIE)
KUMA, Directed by Umat Dag
LORE, Directed by Cate Shortland


GSA Documentary Feature Winner
COLOMBIANOS, Directed by Tora Martens


Special Jury Prize for Inspiration
JASON BECKER: NOT DEAD YET, Directed by Jesse Vile


Special Jury Prize for Performance
Carlos Vallarino, LA DEMORA


GSA Short
THE CURSE, Directed by Fyzal Boulifa


The Kodak Award for Best Cinematography
LORE, Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw


The Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
CALL ME KUCHU by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall


The Jeremy Nussbaum Prize for Provocative Fiction
LORE by Cate Shortand


Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award
ONE NATION UNDER DOG by Amanda Micheli, Jenny Carchman, Ellen Goosemberg-Kent


GSA for Curatorial Excellence
Ian Birnie


The 2012 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution, presented in
partnership with REACT to FILM RISING FROM ASHES by T.C. Johnstone


The 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize
FUTURE WEATHER by Jenny Deller


GSA Documentary Feature Jury
Thelma Adams
Chris Hegedus
Susan Lacy


GSA Narrative Feature Jury
Rachael Horovitz
Joshua Rothkopf
Trudie Styler


2012 Variety 10 Actors To Watch


Adam Driver – GABY
Domnhall Gleeson – SHADOW DANCER
Boyd Holbrook – HIGHER GROUND
Scoot McNairy – ARGO
Imogen Poots – A LATE QUARTET
Bella Heathcote – NOT FADE AWAY
Dree Hemingway – STARLET
Elyas M’Barek – WHOLETRAIN
Nate Parker – ARBITRAGE


The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded in 1993 to celebrate independent film- long, short, fiction and documentary – and to introduce a unique, varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to the public. The Festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all. Taking place among the charming seaside historic villages of Long Island’s east end, the Hamptons International Film Festival’s intimate, informal atmosphere makes the festival an ideal destination for cinephiles. The 20th anniversary edition took place over Columbus Day weekend, October 4th-8th, 2012. We hope you came…and will come again NEXT year!! hamptonsfilmfest.org

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