The first annual Gold Coast International Film Festival in North Hempstead, Long Island, New york wrapped and held its first awards ceremony Sunday night at the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point reports Port Washington Patch.
Keirda Bahruth’s “Bob And The Monster” won the New York Post 2011 Gold Coast International Film Festival Trailer Contest and the audience award for best documentary film. The film is a documentary chronicling the life of charismatic singer/songwriter Bob Forrest, from his days as front man for indie rock band Thelonious Monster, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his triumph and transformation into one of the most influential addiction counselors in the US today.
“My Afternoons with Margueritte,” directed by Jean Becker won the audience appreciation award for best narrative film. My Afternoons With Margueritte is the story of a illiterate and lonely man who bonds with an older and well-read woman.
Meghan Shea’s “In The Spirit of Laxmi,” won best short documentary and Domhnall Gleeson’s “Noreen” won best narrative short.