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‘The Witch’ Wins Top Honor at 15th New Hampshire Film Festival

'The Witch' Wins Top Honor at 15th New Hampshire Film Festival


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The 15th New Hampshire Film Festival came to a close Sunday evening with an awards ceremony that saw Robert Eggers’ Sundance breakout “The Witch” and the U.S. premiere of “Chicken” winning big in the top two categories. “The Witch” took home the Best Feature prize, while “Chicken” won the Grand Jury Narrative Award.

“It truly was the most amazing combination of filmmakers and festival-goers to date,” said Nicole Gregg, Executive Director of the festival. “The appreciation and love from everyone involved was overwhelming and the energy all weekend long was infectious and inescapable. I truly can’t wait to start on 2016!”

The 2015 awards included:

Best Student Film — “Basilisk,” directed by Nikolai Hamel
Best Short Comedy – “In the Clouds,” directed by Marcelo Mitnik
Best Short Drama – “Delia,” directed by Thomas Scott Stanton
Best Short Documentary – “Body Team 12,” directed by David Darg
Best Animation – “Hands of Flame,” directed by Steven Markowitz
Audience Choice Documentary — “Harry and Snowman,” directed by Ron Davis
Audience Choice Feature – “Oliver’s Deal,” directed by Barney Elliott
Best Documentary – “Cartel Land,” directed by Matthew Heineman
Best Feature – “The Witch,” directed by Roberts Eggers
Documentary Grand Jury Award – “Frame by Frame,” directed by Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli
Narrative Grand Jury Award – “Chicken,” directed by Joe Stephenson

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