Knives Out, the star-studded whodunit from director Rian Johnson and Come As You Are Richard Wong’s reimagining of the classic buddy road trip comedy tied to win the coveted Audience Award at the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival.
The Nomads, inspired by the incredible North Philly high school rugby team of the same name received the inaugural Filmadelphia Audience Award.
“We couldn’t be more pleased that these films made such an impact on our festival audiences,” said J. Andrew Greenblatt, executive director. “We had no doubt that Philadelphia festival-goers would rally around the incredible story of “The Nomads”and that “Knives Out” and “Come As You Are” would delight audiences with their modern takes on beloved genres.”
28th Philadelphia Film Festival Award Winners
Best Documentary Feature
“Leftover Women,” Director Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam. 2019, Israel.
Best Narrative Feature
“Queen of Hearts,” Director May El-Toukhy. 2019, Denmark.
Pinkenson Award for Best Local Feature
“Clemency,” Director Chinonye Chukwu. 2019, USA.
Honorable Mention for Best Direction
“Maybe Next Year,” Director Kyle Thrash. 2019, USA.
Archie Award for Best First Feature
“Adam” (Morocco), Maryam Touzani. 2019. Morocco, France.
Best Short Film
“Broken Orchestra,” Director Charlie Tyrell.
Student Choice Award
“The Australian Dream,” Director Daniel Gordon. 2019, Australia, UK.
Filmadelphia Audience Award
“The Nomads,” Director Brandon Eric Kamin. 2019, USA.
“Knives Out,” Director Rian Johnson. 2019, USA.
“Come As You Are,” Director Richard Wong. 2019, USA.