A WHITE, WHITE DAY, directed by Hlynur Pálmason

The 27th Hamptons International Film Festival announced their award winners, with the top prizes going to A WHITE, WHITE DAY, directed by Hlynur Pálmason, won the Award for Best Narrative Feature, and OVERSEAS, directed by Sung-a Yoon, received the Award for Best Documentary Feature. JUST ME AND YOU, directed by Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers received the Award for Best Narrative Short Film, and GHOSTS OF SUGAR LAND, directed by Bassam Tariq, won for Best Documentary Short Film. Both Short Films will qualify for Academy® awards consideration.

Narrative cinematographer Miguel Ioann Littin Menz received a Special Cinematography Award for his work on THE VAST OF NIGHT, and THE BEST OF DORIEN B., directed by Anke Blondé, a Breakthrough Achievement in Filmmaking Award. In addition, these actors received Special Jury Mentions for Acting Performances: Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir for in A WHITE, WHITE DAY; Mama Sane in ATLANTICS; Corinna Harfouch in LARA; Kim Snauwaert in THE BEST OF DORIEN B.; and Sierra McCormick in THE VAST OF NIGHT.

Documentaries CUNNINGHAM, directed by Alla Kovgan, received a Special Jury Prize for Artistic Vision; TALKING ABOUT TREES, directed by Suhaib Gasmelbari, a Special Jury Prize for Indomitable Spirit of Storytelling; ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK, directed by Lasse Linder, a Special Jury Prize for Originality; and THE NIGHTCRAWLERS, directed by Alexander A. Mora, a Special Jury Prize for Creative Filmmaking.

FOR SAMA, directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts, was awarded the 2019 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award to Films of Conflict and Resolution, which is accompanied by a $5,000 cash prize.

THE ARTIST’S WIFE, directed by Tom Dolby, 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.

WATSON, directed by Lesley Chilcott, 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 $2,500.

CONSCIENCE POINT was presented with the Victor Rabinowitz & Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice. The film is directed by Treva Wurmfeld. 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 $2,000, is named in honor of two people who spent their entire lives fighting for those values.

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019 WINNERS

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature sponsored by Warby Parker
A WHITE, WHITE DAY, directed by Hlynur Pálmason

HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature sponsored by Investigation Discovery
OVERSEAS, directed by Sung-a Yoon

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Short Film
JUST ME AND YOU, directed by Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Film
GHOSTS OF SUGAR LAND, directed by Bassam Tariq

Special Cinematography Award
Miguel Ioann Litten Menz for THE VAST OF NIGHT

Breakthrough Achievement in Filmmaking Award
THE BEST OF DORIEN B., directed by Anke Blondé

Special Jury Mentions for Acting Performances
Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir for IN A WHITE, WHITE DAY
Mama Sane in ATLANTICS
Corinna Harfouch in LARA
Kim Snauwaert in THE BEST OF DORIEN B.
Sierra McCormick in THE VAST OF NIGHT

Special Jury Prize for Artistic Vision
CUNNINGHAM, directed by Alla Kovgan

Special Jury Prize for Indomitable Spirit of Storytelling
TALKING ABOUT TREES, directed by Suhaib Gasmelbari

Special Jury Prize for Originality
ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK, directed by Lasse Linder

Special Jury Prize for Creative Filmmaking
THE NIGHTCRAWLERS, directed by Alexander A. Mora

The 2019 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award to Films of Conflict and Resolution
FOR SAMA, directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts

Suffolk County Next Exposure Grant
THE ARTIST’S WIFE, directed by Tom Dolby

The Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” Award
WATSON, directed by Lesley Chilcott

Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
CONSCIENCE POINT, directed by Treva Wurmfeld

University Short Film Awards
BIRCH, directed by Paisley Valentine Walsh
THE BOXERS OF BRULE, directed by Jessie Adler
FINE, directed by Maya Yadlin
PERFECT MOMENT, directed by Matthew Noydens
THE UNITED STATES OF PARANOIA OR: HOW I STAYED ON THE LINE TO REPAIR MY AIR CONDITIONER, directed by Rashan Castro

Lifetime Achievement Award
Brian De Palma

The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award Toni Ross 2019 Breakthrough Artists
Aldis Hodge, Camila Morrone, Lulu Wang

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