Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

The 26th Hamptons International Film Festival on Monday, announced their award winners at a ceremony in East Hampton, with the top awards going to ALL GOOD “ALLES IST GUT”, directed by Eva Trobisch and DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES, directed by Alexis Bloom.

ALL GOOD “ALLES IST GUT”, directed by Eva Trobisch, won the Award for Best Narrative Feature, and DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES, directed by Alexis Bloom, received the Award for Best Documentary Feature. FENCE “GARDHI”, directed by Lendita Zeqiraj, and GUAXUMA, directed by Nara Normande, received the Award for Best Narrative Short Film and for Best Documentary Short Film, respectively. Both Short Films will qualify for Academy® consideration. All four films were directed by female filmmakers.

BORDER “GRÄNS”, directed by Ali Abbasi, received a Special Jury Prize for acting for the two lead actors, Eva Melander and Eero Milonoff. The film was selected as Sweden’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

AND BREATHE NORMALLY, directed by Ísold Uggadóttir (HIFF Screenwriters Lab 2015 Alumni), was awarded the 2018 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution, which is accompanied by a $5,000 cash prize.

CROSS MY HEART, directed by Sontenish Myers, was awarded the Vimeo Staff Pick Award, which provides a $3,000 cash prize and Vimeo Staff Pick to winning film.

ONLY THE WIND IS LISTENING, directed by Emily Anderson, was awarded the Suffolk County Next Exposure Grant. This program supports the completion of high quality, original, director-driven, low-budget independent films from both emerging and established filmmakers who have completed 50% of principal photography within Suffolk County. The film was awarded a $3,000 grant.

THE CAT RESCUERS, directed by Rob Fruchtman and Steven Lawrence, was awarded the Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award. This award is 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. The film was awarded a $2,500 grant.

THE SILENCE OF OTHERS was presented with the Victor Rabinowitz & Joanne Grant Award 2 2 for Social Justice. The film is directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar. The annual award is handed to a film that exemplifies the values of peace, equality, global justice and civil liberties, and is named after iconic civil rights lawyer Victor Rabinowitz and his wife Joanne Grant, an author, filmmaker and journalist. The award, which is accompanied by a cash prize of $1,500, is named in honor of two people who spent their entire lives fighting for those values.

Terry Lawler, the outgoing longtime Executive Director of NYWIFT, was presented with the “Industry Advocate for Women Award” from HIFF Executive Director Anne Chaisson. This was the inaugural presentation named to an industry advocate for women.

Alan Alda was also honored with the “The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award,” presented by Alec Baldwin at the festival; and 2018 Breakthrough Artists included Kayli Carter (PRIVATE LIFE), Cory Michael Smith (1985) & Amandla Stenberg (THE HATE U GIVE).

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 WINNERS

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature sponsored by Netflix
ALL GOOD “ALLES IST GUT”, directed by Eva Trobisch

HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature sponsored by Netflix
DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES, directed by Alexis Bloom

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Short Film
FENCE “GARDHI”, directed by Lendita Zeqiraj

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Film
GUAXUMA, directed by Nara Normande

Special Jury Prize For Acting
BORDER “GRÄNS”, directed by Ali Abbasi, received a Special Jury Prize for acting for the two lead actors, Eva Melander and Eero Milonoff

The 2018 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution
AND BREATHE NORMALLY, directed by Ísold Uggadóttir

Vimeo Staff Pick Award
CROSS MY HEART, directed by Sontenish Myers

Suffolk County Film Commission Next Exposure Grant
ONLY THE WIND IS LISTENING, directed by Emily Anderson

The Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” Award: Dedicated to Those Who Suffer in Silence
THE CAT RESCUERS, directed by Rob Fruchtman and Steven Lawrence

Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
THE SILENCE OF OTHERS, directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar

Industry Advocate for Women Award
Terry Lawler, Executive Director of NYWIFT

The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award
Alan Alda

2018 Breakthrough Artists
Kayli Carter, Cory Michael Smith, Amandla Stenberg

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