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“Writscutters” and “Intervention” Take Prizes at 11th Gen Art Film Festival

"Writscutters" and "Intervention" Take Prizes at 11th Gen Art Film Festival

Goran Dukic‘s dark comedy, “Wristcutters: A Love Story” received the Gen Art Film Festival‘s Acura Grand Jury Feature Film Award, including $10,000, the event announced today, conluding the New York festival, which took place April 5 – 11. Also taking prizes, Jay Duplass,’ “The Intervention,” won the Acura Grand Jury Short Film Award ($5,000), while the inaugural Stargazer Award, which honors “breakout talent for excellence in acting,” was given to Katerhine Cunningham-Eves for her role in Scott Tuft‘s short film, “The Passage of Mrs. Calabash.” The audience award for best feature went to Scott Glosserman‘s “Behind the Mask,” while the prize for best short in the category went to Hannah Beth King‘s “Wet.” “We’re thrilled with the audience and industry reception for this year’s Gen Art Film Festival, which has been our biggest yet,” said Gen Art’s VP of Film Jeffrey Abramson in a statement. “Our outstanding slate of films drew thousands of film fans to the theaters for seven nights of sold out premieres and exposed them to talented emerging filmmakers and actors.” Gen Art is an arts and entertainment organization dedicated to showcasing emerging talent in film, fashion, visual arts and music with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and San Francisco. [Brian Brooks]

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