“HAVING YOU,” and “HOW TO FOLLOW STRANGERS” were awarded top honors at the 2013 Lower East Side Film Festival (L.E.S* Film Festiva), which ran June 13 – 23 in New York City.

Prix D’or Winner, “HOW TO FOLLOW STRANGERS” is directed by Chioke Nassor and stars Broad City’s Ilana Glazer. There is a true story of a woman who died in her apartment and it took people a year to find her body decomposing in a crisp Chanel suit. A young man becomes obsessed with this urban tragedy and disappears, wondering if anyone will notice. A young woman who shares his commuting schedule DOES notice…

Best Feature Winner, HAVING YOU, is directed by Sam Hoare and stars Golden Globe Nominated Anna Friel, Golden Globe and BAFTA Nominee Romola Garai, and BAFTA Nominee Phil Davis. Jack has finally managed to propose to his infertile girlfriend when his life is turned upside down by the arrival of an old one-night stand that introduces him to his seven year old son.

The Full List of Winners are:

PRIX D’OR – Best of Fest – How To Follow Strangers. Dir. By Chioke Nassor
BEST FEATURE – Having You. Dir. By Sam Hoare
AUDIENCE AWARD – i hate myself 🙂 Dir. By Joanna Arnow
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT – The Caretaker. Dir. Lauren Lillie
BEST DOC SHORT – Wright’s Law. Dir. By Zack Conkle
BEST ANIMATION – Fear of Flying. Dir. By Conor Finnegan
L.E.S* NEIGHBORHOOD AWARD – The Birdman. Dir. By Jessie Auritt.

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