Umat Dag’s “Kuma” and Cate Shortland’s “Lore” tied for the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival’s Golden Starfish Narrative Feature Award, with the Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary going to Tora Mårten’s “Colombianos.”
Baume & Mercier Audience Awards for narrative, documentary and short went to David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” and Janet Tobias’ “No Place on Earth,” and Michael Halsband’s “Growing Farmers,” respectively.
“Lore” DP Adam Arkapaw also received the Kodak Award for Cinematography. Fyzal Boulifa’s “The Curse” received the Golden Starfish Award for best short.
The Narrative Jury awarded a special prize for performance to Carlos Vallarino’s performance in Rodrigo Pla’s “La Demora,” while the documentary feature Jury gave a a special “inspiration” prize for “Jason Becker is Not Dead,” directed by Jesse Vile.
Film critic Thelma Adams and filmmakers Chris Hegedus and Susan Lacy comprised the HIFF documentary feature jury. The narrative jury was film critic Joshua Rothkopf and producers Rachael Horovitz and Trudie Styler.
The Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice went to “Call Me Kuchu” by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, while “Lore” won the Jeremy Nussbaum Prize for Provocative Fiction. The Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award went to “One Nation Under Dog by Amanda Micheli, Jenny Carchman and Ellen Goosemberg-Kent.
Former LACMA film curator Ian Birnie also received a Golden Starfish Award for Curatorial Excellence.