THE SELFISH GIANT, directed by Clio Barnard is the winner of the Golden Starfish Award for Best Narrative Feature Film at the 21st annual Hamptons International Film Festival. THE SELFISH GIANT is described as a contemporary fable about 13 year old Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighborhood, the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrapdealer––the Selfish Giant. Arbor emulates Kitten, keen to impress him and make some money. However, Kitten favors Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded and driving a wedge between the boys. The Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary Feature Film went to CODE BLACK, directed by Ryan McGarry, M.D. CODE BLACK follows a group of young doctors as they grapple with the divide between their idealistic expectations and the realities of a heavily bureaucratic system.The 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival took place October 10 to 14, 2013.
Golden Starfish Award for Best Narrative Feature Film
THE SELFISH GIANT, directed by Clio Barnard
Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary Feature Film
CODE BLACK, directed by Ryan McGarry, M.D.
Golden Starfish Award for Best Short Film
WHALE VALLEY, directed by Gudmundur A. Gudmundsson.
*WHALE VALLEY will also qualify for an Academy Award in the category of Best Live Action Short Film.
Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
PHILOMENA, directed by Stephen Frears
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
DESERT RUNNERS, directed by Jennifer Steinman
Audience Award for Best Short Film
ONE LAST HUG (… AND A FEW SMOOCHES) THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP
Tangerine Entertainment Juice Award which honors an outstanding female filmmaker
FREE RIDE, directed by Shana Betz.
The Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” Award presented to a film that raises public awareness about contemporary social issues, including the moral and ethical treatment and the rights of animals, as well as environmental protection
EMPTYING THE SKIES
The Victor Rabinowitz & Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice, given to a film that most exhibits the values of peace, equality, and global justice
SQUARE, directed by Jehane Noujaim.
The Views From Long Island Award, presented by the Suffolk County Film Commission to a a film that features local/resident filmmakers, the area’s unique landscapes, and the important issues—both social and political—facing Hamptons communities
THE MAID’S ROOM, directed by Michael Walker.
The 2013 winner of the Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a film depicting positive Conflict & Resolution
PLOT FOR PEACE directed by Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson
Jejane Nouhaim received an Honorable Mention for her film THE SQUARE.
The Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, which goes to a narrative film highlighting a realistic and compelling portrayal of science and technology
DECODING ANNIE PARKER directed by Steven Bernstein