Actor Mo Dunford, Director Terry McMahon and Producer Tim Palmer of Patrick's Day at 2014 Woodstock Film Festival 15th Annual Maverick Awards Ceremony (photo by Silvia Forni) (Photo by Silvia Forni)Actor Mo Dunford, Director Terry McMahon and Producer Tim Palmer of Patrick’s Day at 2014 Woodstock Film Festival 15th Annual Maverick Awards Ceremony (photo by Silvia Forni) (Photo by Silvia Forni)

The 15th annual Woodstock Film Festival which began Wednesday, Oct. 15, closed on Sunday, Oct. 19.  The Maverick Award for Best Feature Narrative at the festival was presented to Patrick’s Day, directed by Terry McMahon, and The Maverick Award for Best Feature Documentary went to Red Lines, directed by Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs. Oscar-nominated director and writer Darren Aronofsky was among this year’s winner as recipient of the Honorary Maverick Award. Critically acclaimed for his work in films like Black Swan, The Wrestler, and The Fountain, Aronofsky was presented this award by Academy Award Winners Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), who he directed in his most recent films, Noah and previously in Requiem for a Dream.

The first annual Fiercely Independent Award was presented to Mark Duplass, after the East Coast Premiere of his newest feature, Creep.  Also awarded at this year’s festival was the Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography, which went to cinematographer Michael Lavelle of Patrick’s Day. 

 2014 Woodstock Film Festival Maverick Awards winners and recipients:

The Maverick Award for BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE was presented by jurors Logan Hill and Melissa Leo to: 
Patrick’s Daydirected by Terry McMahon

 

Honorable Mention was presented to Arwaddirected by Samer Najari and Dominique Chila

The Maverick Award for BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY was presented by jurors Joe Berlinger, Amy Hobby and Barbara Kopple to:
Red Lines, directed by Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs

Honorable Mention was presented to Mentordirected by Alix Lambert and A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake, directed by Michael Lessac

The Maverick Award for BEST ANIMATION was presented by jurors Signe Baumane and Patrick Smith to:
My Kingdom, directed by Debra Solomon
Honorable Mention was presented to The Dam Keeper, directed by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

The Diane Seligman Award for BEST SHORT NARRATIVE was presented by Jonathan Gray, Leah Meyerhoff and Lori Singer to:
Sunday, directed by Iva Gocheva
Honorable Mention was presented to Nighthawks, directed by Jun Bung Lee

The Diane Seligman Award for BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM was presented by jurors Isil Bagdadi and Terry Kinney to:
So You’ve Grown Attached, directed by Kate Tsang
Honorable Mention was presented to The Young Housefly, directed by Laurence Vannicelli

The Diane Seligman Award for BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY was presented by jurors Leon Gast, Emily Rothschild and Todd Wider to: 
Our Course (Nasza Klatwa), directed by Tomasz Sliwinski

The Haskell Wexler Award for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY was presented to:
Patrick’s Day, directed by Terry McMahon with cinematography by Michael Lavelle

James Lyons Award for BEST EDITING of a FEATURE NARRATIVE was presented by jurors Sabine Hoffman and Adam Blaustein Rejto to:
Patrick’s Day, directed by Terry McMahon and edited by Emer Reynolds

James Lyons Award for BEST EDITING of a FEATURE DOCUMENTARY was presented by jurors Sandra Christie, Jean Tsien and Sabine Hoffman to: 
Killswitch, directed by Ali Akbarzadeh and edited by Prichard Smith

ULTRA INDIE AWARD was presented by jurors Richard Abramowitz and Amy Gossels to:
Uncertain Terms, directed by Nathan Silver
Honorable Mention was presented to I Believe in Unicorns, directed by Leah Meyerhoff

TANGERINE ENTERTAINMENT JUICE AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE FEATURE DIRECTOR was presented by juror Amy Hobby to:
Caryn Waechter, director of The Sisterhood of Night

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT AWARD was presented by Tom Quinn to: 
Mark Duplass

Jennifer Connelly, Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman at 2014 Woodstock Film Festival 15th Annual Maverick Awards Ceremony (photo by Simon Russell)Jennifer Connelly, Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman at 2014 Woodstock Film Festival 15th Annual Maverick Awards Ceremony (photo by Simon Russell)

HONORARY MAVERICK AWARD was presented by Jennifer Connelly and Natalie Portman to:
Darren Aronofsky

 

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