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‘Sunshine Superman,’ ‘Edén’ and More Awarded at 2015 Montclair Film Festival

'Sunshine Superman,' 'Edén' and More Awarded at 2015 Montclair Film Festival

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The 2015 Montclair Film Festival announced the winners of the first competition awards: Lucie Borleteau’s “Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey” took home the Narrative Feature Prize, and Yury Bykov’s “The Fool,” which was one of Indiewire’s favorites at New Directors/New Films, was awarded a special jury prize for storytelling.

The festival also premiered two awards in honor of the late David Carr and Bruce Sinosky, both of whom were Montclair residents.

“We’re thrilled to be launching these awards for our fourth installment, and to honor the diverse group of talented filmmakers,” said MFF founder and Chairman Bob Feinberg in a statement. “This has been a significant year for us and it truly exemplifies the festival’s impact and growth, as we continue to lay the groundwork for many more successful years ahead.”
 
“This year’s festival featured over 135 films and we are incredibly proud of each and every one of our filmmakers. These inaugural awards represent the best of what our festival can offer – global stories that have an intimate, connection to our audiences and help Montclair connect to the world of cinema,” said MFF Executive Director Tom Hall.

The complete list of winners is below:

David Carr Award for Truth in Non-Fiction Filmmaking Winner
“Peace Officer”
Director – Brad Barber and Scott Christopherson

Narrative Feature Competition Winner
“Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey”
Director – Lucie Borleteau 

Narrative Feature Competition Special Jury Prize for Storytelling
“The Fool”
Director – Yury Bykov 

Bruce Sinofsky Prize for Documentary Feature Competition Winner
“The Russian Woodpecker”
Director – Chad Gracia 

Future/Now Winner
“Edén”
Director – Elise DuRant 

New Jersey Films Competition Winner
Sunshine Superman
Director – Marah Strauch 

Junior Jury Winner
“How to Dance in Ohio”
Director – Alexandra Shiva

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