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This is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection, directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

The 28th Hamptons International Film Festival announced their award winners at a virtual ceremony. This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, won the Award for Best Narrative Feature and Collective (Colectiv), directed by Alexander Nanau, received the Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Entre tú y Milagros, directed by Mariana Saffon received the Award for Best Narrative Short Film, and The Game (Das Spiel), directed by Roman Hodel, won for Best Documentary Short Film. Both Short Films will qualify for Academy® Awards consideration.

The festival’s opening night film and World Premiere of With Drawn Arms, directed by Glenn Kaino and Afshin Shahidi, was awarded the 2020 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award to Films of Conflict and Resolution.

Closing night film One Night in Miami…, directed by Regina King, was presented with the Victor Rabinowitz & Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice. 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 is named in honor of two people who spent their entire lives fighting for those values.

Entre tú y Milagros, directed by Mariana Saffon was awarded the inaugural Peter Macgregor Scott Memorial Award. This award recognizes narrative short filmmakers and rewards creative approaches to solving practical production challenges in the service of storytelling and comes with a $10,000 cash prize.

Two new awards from New York Women in Film & Television honor an outstanding female filmmaker who has demonstrated exceptional artistic vision and dedication to their craft. Farewell Amor, directed by Ekwa Msangi was awarded the New York Women in Film & Television Award for Directing which comes with a $2,000 prize. Coded Bias, directed by Shalini Kantayya was awarded the New York Women in Film & Television Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking, and a $1,000 cash prize.

The festival also announced the recipients of the University Short Film Awards, short films highlighting the extraordinary talent and achievements of five exceptional students. Each will receive a $500 cash prize. Awardees include Heading SouthH, directed by Yuan Yuan (NYU Tisch School For The Arts); Parachute, directed by Katherine Tolentino (Brooklyn College); Round 0, directed by Sonia Ladidà Schiavone (Icelandic Film School); Tape, directed by Jojo Erholtz (American Film Institute); To The Dusty Sea, directed by Héloïse Ferlay (Ensad – École Nationale Supérieure Des Arts Décoratifs).

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 WINNERS

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature
THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION, directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature
COLLECTIVE (COLECTIV), directed by Alexander Nanau

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Short Film
ENTRE TÚ Y MILAGROS, directed by Mariana Saffon

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Film
THE GAME (DAS SPIEL), directed by Roman Hodel

The 2020 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award to Films of Conflict and Resolution
WITH DRAWN ARMS, directed by Glenn Kaino, Afshin Shahidi

Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI…, directed by Regina King

The Peter Macgregor Scott Memorial Award
ENTRE TÚ Y MILAGROS, directed by Mariana Saffon

New York Women in Film & Television Award for Directing
FAREWELL AMOR, directed by Ekwa Msangi

New York Women in Film & Television Award for Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking
CODED BIAS, directed by Shalini Kantayya

University Short Film Awards
HEADING SOUTH, directed by Yuan Yuan
PARACHUTE, directed by Katherine Tolentino
ROUND 0, directed by Sonia Ladidà Schiavone
TAPE, directed by Jojo Erholtz
TO THE DUSTY SEA, directed by Héloïse Ferlay

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