Update, with Audience Awards The Hamptons Film Festival announced its Audience Award winners today, with Fernando Meirelles’ The Two Popes taking the Narrative Feature trophy and Ric Burns’ Oliver Sacks: His Own Life chosen by audiences as best Documentary Feature.
Fire in Paradise, directed by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari, won the Audience Award for Best Short Film.
Also announced today, Trey Edward Shults, writer and director of the festival’s closing night film Waves, received the inaugural Zicherman Family Foundation Screenwriting Award, a $10,000 award presented to an early-career screenwriter “who has demonstrated singular vision and dedication to their craft.”
Previous, Monday Hlynur Pálmason’s A White, White Day and the Sung-a Yoon documentary Overseas were awarded top honors today at the the 27th Hamptons Film Festival, the fest has announced.
Pálmason’s film won the Award for Best Narrative Feature, while Overseas received the Award for Best Documentary Feature.
The festival, which began Oct. 10 with opening-night film Just Mercy and closes today with Trey Edward Shults’ Waves, will announced the Audience Award.
“As we close out the 27th edition of the festival,” said David Nugent, Hamptons Film Artistic Director, “we are thrilled to announce this year’s awardees. We are in awe of these films and the talented filmmakers behind each of them.”
Other jury award winners announced today include:
Best Narrative Short Film: Just Me and You, directed by Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers
Best Documentary Short Film: Ghosts of Sugar Land, directed by Bassam Tariq
Special Cinematography Award: The Vast of Night, Miguel Ioann Litten Menz
Breakthrough Achievement in Filmmaking Award: The Best of Dorien B., directed by Anke Blondé
Special Mentions for Acting Performances:
Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, A White, White Day
Mama Sane, Atlantics
Corinna Harfouch, Lara
Kim Snauwaert, The Best of Dorien B.
Sierra McCormick, The Vast of Night