Last Days of Summer" directed by: Aaron Harvey
Last Days of Summer” directed by: Aaron Harvey

The 2016 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) announced the Award Winners from its 20th edition, which ran from August 9 to 14th, 2016.

“Last Days of Summer” directed by: Aaron Harvey won the Best Feature Film Prize, and”Prison Dogs” directed by: Perri Peltz  tied with “Two Worlds” directed by: Maciej Adamek won the Best Feature Documentary Award.

The winners of RIIFF’s Best Narrative, Animation and Documentary Short Grand Prizes hold a special honor: they become the Festival’s nominees for Academy Award consideration.

The 2016 Grand Prize winners: Narrative Short: “The Dogcatcher,” Directed by Daria Woszek from Poland (2015). “The Dogcatcher” is a black comedy telling a story of a man who kidnaps dogs for ransom, however, returns them in glory of a saviour. Animated Short: “To Build a Fire,” Directed by Fx Goby from France, (2016). To celebrate Jack London’s 100th death anniversary, director Fx Goby adapted his famous novel, ‘To Build a Fire’, into an animated short film. It tells the terrible and tragic tale of a trapper and his dog trying to survive in the overwhelmingly freezing and hostile nature of the Yukon Territory. With the minimal style and refined animation of FX Goby, enter our polar western and experience the bitter cold and its frostbites while embarking on a journey through sensations. Documentary Short: “Frame 394,” Directed by Rich Williamson from Canada, USA (2016). “Frame 394” follows a young man from Toronto who entangles himself in one of America’s most high-profile police-involved shootings. In South Carolina, a white police officer shoots an unarmed black man in the back as he runs away, ultimately pulling the trigger 8 times. After coming across a viral cell phone video of the incident posted online, Daniel Voshart is compelled to dig deeper, hoping to use his expertise in image stabilization to find evidence in the shaky video that will help indict the police officer. But in the glimmer of a shiny object, he finds something that could potentially help the man he set out to incriminate. Will he get involved and help a man vilified in the court of public opinion? Set against the bigger narrative of the Black Lives Matter movement, the film’s micro-narrative follows Daniel’s journey and his moral quandary to South Carolina.

The 2016 Festival was dedicated to the memory of Patrice Marie Haggerty, of Penacook, NH, who passed away in July 2016. She was the mother of RIIFF Technical Director, Timothy Haggerty. She died after a year-long battle with Creutzfeld­-Jakob Disease (CJD).

2016 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Special Awards:

CREATIVE VISION AWARD
Presented to legendary actress, Karen Allen.

RI FILM & TELEVISION OFFICE DREAMMAKER AWARD
Presented to Producer, David Permut.

RIIFF SCREENPLAY COMPETITION AWARD
Presented to Lukas Hassel (New York) for his screenplay “Galapagos.”

GEORGE D. GANNETT LGBTQ INSPIRATION AWARD
Named in honor of former Flickers’ Board member, George Draper Gannett, who helped steer the organization towards its multi-tiered arts focus and community outreach. The Award celebrates the passion of creativity within the world of Cinema and the Arts.
Presented to Richard Corso and Don Laliberte of Providence.

THE 2016 FLICKERS’ PRODUCER’S CIRCLE AWARD
Presented to members of the community who have actively worked to support and promote the mission of Flickers. This year’s winners include:
Judy Shoemaker, WLNE ABC6
Herb Weiss, Economic and Cultural Affairs Officer Pawtucket, RI,
Lizzie Araujo Haller, Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism,
The Department of Environmental Management, represented by Janet Coit, Mary Kay and Robert Paquette.

2016 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival AWARDS

BEST SHORT FILM
GRAND Prize: (RIIFF’s Official Academy Nomination)
The Dogcatcher” | Directed by: Daria Woszek | Poland, 2015
FIRST PRIZE:
A Beautiful Day” | Directed by: Phedon Papamichael | UA, 2016

BEST SHORT ANIMATION
GRAND Prize: (RIIFF’s Official Academy Nomination)
To Build a Fire” | Directed by: Fx Goby | France, 2016
FIRST PRIZE:
THE TALK” True Stories About The Birds & The Bees | Directed by: Alain Delannoy | Canada, 2016
Tied With:
Last Door South” | Directed by: Sacha Feiner | Belgium, France, 2015

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
GRAND Prize: (RIIFF’s Official Academy Nomination)
Frame 394” | Directed by: Rich Williamson | Canada, USA, 2016
FIRST PRIZE:
Nobody Dies Here” | Directed by: Simon Panay | France, 2016
Tied With:
Irregulars” | Directed by: Fabio Palmieri | Italy, 2015

BEST FEATURE
GRAND Prize:
Last Days of Summer” | Directed by: Aaron Harvey | USA, 2015
FIRST PRIZE:
Dead Leaves” | Directed by: Thierry Bouffard, Carnior, and Edouard A. Tremblay | Canada, 2016

BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

"Prison Dogs" | Directed by: Perri Peltz
“Prison Dogs” | Directed by: Perri Peltz

GRAND Prize:
Prison Dogs” | Directed by: Perri Peltz | USA, 2016
Tied With:
Two Worlds” | Directed by: Maciej Adamek | Poland, 2016
FIRST PRIZE:
Jewel’s Catch One” | Directed by: C Fitz | USA, 2016
Tied With:
A Year in Port” | Directed by: David Kennard | USA, Portugal, 2016

FILMMAKER OF THE FUTURE AWARD
Presented to a filmmaker whose vision excites audiences and judges alike about the potential to produce compelling and successful films in the future.
GRAND Prize:
Sam Yates, “The Hope Rooms” | United Kingdom, 2016
FIRST PRIZE:
Markus E. Müller, “Tata” | Germany, 2016

BEST ACTOR
Michael Grando, “The Shivoring” | Directed by: Eric Latek | USA, 2016

BEST ACTRESS
Lily May Harrington, “Some Freaks” | Directed by: Ian MacAllister McDonald | USA, 2015

BEST COMEDY SHORT
GRAND Prize:
Amen” | Directed by: Marie-Hélène Viens | Canada, 2015
FIRST PRIZE:
The Amazing Rocambole” | Directed by: Nicoloff Loic | France, 2016

BEST CHILDREN’S ANIMATION
GRAND Prize:
Long Way North” | Directed by: Rémi Chayé | France, 2015
FIRST PRIZE:
Welcome to My Life” | Directed by: Elizabeth Ito | France, USA, 2015
Tied With:
Blinky Bill the Movie” | Directed by: Deane Taylor | Australia, Austria, 2015

BEST EXPERIMENTAL
GRAND Prize:
A Love Story” | Directed by: Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara | United Kingdom, 2016

BEST DIRECTOR
GRAND Prize:
Babysitter” | Directed by: Aurit Zamir | Israel, 2016
FIRST PRIZE:
Present” | Directed by: Meg Campbell | United Kingdom, 2016

DR. J. GERALD LAMOUREUX AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
Presented to a filmmaker and artist who represents the spirit of cultural exchange between the United States and Canada.
La Voce/Voiceless” | Directed by: David Uloth | Canada, 2015

DIRECTORIAL DISCOVERY AWARD
GRAND Prize:
After School” | Directed by: Alec Tibaldi | Australia, USA, 2016
FIRST PRIZE:
The Attendant” | Directed by: Oliver Cullen & Jake Cullen | United Kingdom, 2016

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
GRAND Prize:
The People Garden | Directed by: Nadia Litz | Canada, Japan, 2015
FIRST PRIZE:
Break My Bones” | Geoff George, Cinematographer | Directed by: Anthony Collamati| USA, 2016 Tied With:
People of the Delta” | Sean Stiegemeier, Cinematographer/DP | Directed by: Joseph Lawrence | Ethiopia, 2015

RIIFF NEW ENGLAND DIRECTOR’S AWARD
GRAND Prize:
The Passing Season” | Directed by: Gabriel Long | USA, 2016

RIIFF DIRECTOR’S CHOICE AWARD

"Split Ticket" | Directed by: Alfred Thomas Catalfo
“Split Ticket” | Directed by: Alfred Thomas Catalfo

GRAND Prize:
Split Ticket” | Directed by: Alfred Thomas Catalfo | USA, 2016
FIRST PRIZE:
At Dawn” | Directed by: Nathan Morris | United Kingdom, 2015

HEARTS, MINDS, SOULS AWARD
Celebrating Films that Reflect the Jewish Experience.
GRAND Prize:
Shoshannah’s Skateboard” | Directed by: Kate Ascott-Evans | USA, United Kingdom, 2016
FIRST PRIZE:
The Chop” | Directed by: Lewis Rose | United Kingdom, 2015

BEST EDITING
GRAND Prize:
Mercy” | Seth Anderson , Phillip Kimsey, Editors | Directed by: Chris Sparling | USA 2106
FIRST PRIZE:
Souls” | Dan Gage, Editor| Directed by: Dan Gage| United Kingdom, 2016

BEST SCREENPLAY
GRAND Prize:
Year By The Sea” | Written by: Alexander Janko | Adapted from an original story by Joan Anderson | Directed by: Alexander Janko | USA, 2016
FIRST PRIZE:
In View” | Written & Directed by: Ciaran Creagh | Ireland, 2016

FLICKERS’ AMBASSADOR AWARD
Presented to a film which inspires and empowers communication and cultural understanding.GRAND Prize:
The People’s Girls” | Directed by: Colette Ghunim & Tinne Van Loon | Egypt, 2015.

FLICKERS’ INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Given annually to films or filmmakers who inspire social change and community outreach and strive to better the world in which we live.
GRAND Prize:
Lady Ganga” | Directed by: Frederic Lumiere | USA, 2016.
FIRST PRIZE:
Dare to Be Remarkable” | Directed by: Andrew Drachman & Justin Andrews | USA, 2016
Tied With:
Phil’s Camino” | Directed by: Annie ONeil | France, Spain, USA, 2016

PROVIDENCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARD
Presented annually to a New England director whose work brings cinematic excellence to an international audience.
GRAND Prize:
Carol Conley, Penitence| USA, 2016.

ALTERNATIVE SPIRIT AWARD (LGBTQ) SHORT
GRAND Prize:
3 Friends” | Directed by: Michael Moody Culpepper | USA, 2016.
FIRST PRIZE:
Jamie” | Directed by: Christopher Manning | United Kingdom, 2016.
Tied With:
1992” | Directed by: Anthony Doncque | France, 2015.

ALTERNATIVE SPIRIT AWARD (FEATURE)
GRAND Prize:
The Happys” | Directed by: Tom Gould and John Serpe | USA, 2016.
FIRST PRIZE:
Love Is All You Need?” | Directed by: K. Rocco Shields | USA, 2015.
Tied With:
The Guys Next Door “| Directed by: Amy Geller & Allie Humenuk | USA, 2016.

KIDSEYE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARD

"Must be this Tall to Ride" | Directed by: Gabriel Kahane
“Must be this Tall to Ride” | Directed by: Gabriel Kahane

GRAND Prize:
Must be this Tall to Ride” | Directed by: Gabriel Kahane | USA, 2016.
FIRST PRIZE:
Derek’s Friends” | Directed by: Joseph G. Sexton | USA, 2016.
Tied With:
Lifeline” | Directed by: Sam Jones | United Kingdom, 2016.

GREEN PLANET AWARD
Celebrating the vision of man’s shared humanity and achieving sustainability on our planet.
GRAND Prize:
SEED: The Untold Story” | Directed by: Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel | USA, 2016.

VORTEX SCI-FI & FANTASY AWARD
GRAND Prize:
The Eyes” | Directed by: Robbie Bryan | USA 2016
Tied With:
LightningFace” | Directed by: Brian Petsos | USA, 2016
FIRST PRIZE:
The Quantified Self” | Directed by: Gleb Osatinski | USA, 2016
Tied With:
THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE ENIGMATIC PAUL WR” | Directed by: Romain Quirot | France, 2015

BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD
GRAND Prize:
Zayar” | Directed by: Chriz Naing| USA, 2016

FLICKERS’ YOUTH FILM JURY AWARDS
Awards were presented by the Ben Marzilli, RIIFF Youth Jury Program Manager, and the 2016 Youth Film Jury members.

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
Gridlock” | Directed by: Ian Hunt Duffy | 19 min. Ireland, 2016

BEST ANIMATION
Moom” | Directed by: Daisuke Tsutsumi & Robert Kondo | 14 min. USA, 2016

BEST FEATURE FILM
Some Freaks” | Directed by: Ian MacAllister McDonald | 93 min. USA, 2015

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Blood, Sweat & Tears: A Basketball Exorcism” | Directed by: John Hulme | 58 min. USA, 2016

BEST LGBTQ FILM
An Evening” | Directed by: Søren Green | 9 min, USA, 2016

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