The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) announced the winners for its annual festival, themed DECOY. The competitive event ran from June 1 through June 10 at indieScreen in Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights Cinema.

Winners were chosen from 104 film premieres that were selected from over 2,000 submissions coming from 111 countries. This year, BFF featured more than 30 New York City based film directors with over a dozen projects shot in Brooklyn.

Through the resources of industry-related sponsors, the Brooklyn Film Festival awarded the 2012 winners with a total of $57,000 in prizes and film services. 

 

GRAND CHAMELEON AWARD

DEAR MANDELA by Dara Kell & Christopher Nizza

 

Best Narrative Feature

OLD DOG by Pema Tseden

 

Best Documentary

DEAR MANDELA by Dara Kell & Christopher Nizza

 

Best Narrative Short

CHEAP EXTERMINATION by Minka Farthing-kohl

 

Best Animation

THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD by Will Anderson

 

Best Experimental

MOVE by John Graham

 

Best New Director 

BROOKLYN CASTLE by Katie Dellamaggiore 

 

Spirit Awards

Feature Narrative: GEORGE THE HEDGEHOG by W. Wawszczyk, J. Tarkowski, T. Lesniak

Documentary: [S]COMPARSE by Antonio Tibaldi

Short Narrative: PIGEON KICKER by Daniel Long

Experimental: PLACES OTHER PEOPLE HAVE LIVED by Laura Yilmaz

Animation: WE, THE MASSES by Eoghan Kidne

 

Audience Awards

Feature Narrative: CAT SCRATCH FEVER by Lisa Duva

Documentary: MY BROOKLYN by Kelly Anderson & GUT RENOVATION by Su Friedrich

Short Narrative: NANI by Justin Tipping

Experimental: SEA PAVILION by Marysia Makowska & Todd Somodevilla

Animation: OLD MAN by Leah Shore

 

Certificates of Outstanding Achievement

Screenplay: TINA GHARAVI for I AM NASRINE

Producer: CAITLYN COADY for PERCIVAL’S BIG NIGHT

Cinematography: PIOTR SOBOCINSKI for ROSE

Editing: LISA DUVA, KATHERINE NOLFI, BEN BROWN for CAT SCRATCH FEVER

Original Score: ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE for LAST KIND WORDS

Actor Female: SARAH WHARTON for PERCIVAL’S BIG NIGHT

Actor Male: BRYAN KAPLAN for FRAY

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