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“Battle” & “W. Zappatore” Among Top Brooklyn Fest Winners

"Battle" & "W. Zappatore" Among Top Brooklyn Fest Winners

The 2011 Brooklyn International Film Festival handed out its prizes over the weekend, with “Battle for Brooklyn” taking its ‘Grand Chameleon’ award, while “W. Zappatore” took Best Narrative Feature.. This year’s festival screenings took place at Williamsburg’s Indiescreen and the Brooklyn Heights Cinema. “David” and “Bed Stuy Do or Die” took Audience nods. BIFF took place June 3 – 12.

The full list of the Brooklyn International Film Festival winners follows with credits/information provided by the event:

Grand Chameleon Award
“Battle for Brooklyn” by Suki Hawley & Michael Galinsky

Best Narrative Feature
“W. Zappatore” by Massimiliano Verdesca

Best Documentary
“Battle for Brooklyn” by Suki Hawley & Michael Galinsky

Best Narrative Short
“Rita” by Antonio Piazza & Fabio Grassadonia

Best Animation
“A Morning Stroll” by Grant Orchard

Best Experimental Film
“Dame Factory” by Melanie Abramov

Best New Director
“Slava Ross” for Siberia Monamour

Spirit Awards

Feature Narrative
“Amy George” by Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas

“Scrapper” by Stephan Wassmann

Short Narrative
“Gowanus 83” by Michael Wood

“To Be In Me” by Marina Mello

“Amar” by Isabel Herguera

Audience Awards

Feature Narrative
“David” by Joel Fendelman

“Bed Stuy Do or Die” by Daniel Bishop

Short Narrative
“Teardrop” by Damian John Harper

“Pose” by Ivaylo Getov

“Falling Up” by Djuna Wahlrab

Certificates of Outstanding Achievement

Anna Kerrigan for “Five Days Gone”

S. Schaefer, D. Crespo, C. Silber for “My Last Day without You”

Magela Crosignani for “Mary Marie”

Takashi Doscher for “Snow on the Bluff”

Original Score
Fall on Your Sword for “Aardvark”

Actor Female
Marielena Logsdon for “Babyland” and Sandro Milo for “W. Zappatore”

Actor Male
Rasselas Lakew for “The Athlete”

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