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‘Without Shepherds,’ ‘Somewhere Slow,’ ‘Furever,’ ‘Cut to Black,’and ‘Sleeping With the Fishes’ Win Big at the 2013 Brooklyn Film Festival

'Without Shepherds,' 'Somewhere Slow,' 'Furever,' 'Cut to Black,'and 'Sleeping With the Fishes' Win Big at the 2013 Brooklyn Film Festival

The 2013 Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) wrapped on Sunday and the winners have been announced. The awards were spread across a wide pool of winners, but Cary McClelland was a big winner, taking home both the Grand Chameleon Award and Best Documentary for “Without Shepherds.” Jeremy O’Keefe’s “Somewhere Slow” won Best Narrative Feature. Best New Director went to Nicole Gomez Fisher for “Sleeping With The Fishes.” Lastly, the Audience Award went to Amy Finkel’s “Furever” and Dan Eberle’s “Cut to Black.” The festival presented 106 films from 24 different countries including 33 World Premieres, 26 USA Premieres, 20 East Coast Premieres and 22 New York Premieres. The films were selected from over 2,000 submissions coming from 111 countries.


Cary McClelland (“Without Shepherds”)


Narrative Feature — Jeremy O’Keefe (“Somewhere Slow”)

Documentary — Cary McClelland (“Without Shepherds”)

Short Subject — David Figueroa García (“Scoundrels [Ratitas]”)

Animation —  Tomasz Popakul (“Ziegenort”)

Experimental — Eduardo Menz (“A Film Portrait on Reconstructing 12 Possibilities that Preceded the Disappearance of Zoe Dean Drum”)


Documentary — Amy Finkel (“Furever”)

Narrative Feature — Dan Eberle (“Cut to Black”)

Animation — Rachel Salomon O’Meara (“The Course”)

Experimental — Timothy Ziegler (“Baldr”)

Short Subject — Max Sherwood (“Nervous Person”)


Best New Director — Nicole Gomez Fisher (“Sleeping With The Fishes”)

Best Producer — James E. Duff & Julia Morrison (“Hank And Asha”)

Best Screenplay — Adam Weirbianski (“HairBrained”)

Best Cinematography — Polly Morgan (“Emanuel and The Truth About Fishes”)

Best Editing — Lindsay Lindenbaum and Nadav Kurtz (“Scattered”)

Best Original Score — Slavomir Kowalewski (“Sado Tempest”)

Best Actor (Female) — Sheila Etxeberría (“Soft In The Head”)

Best Actor (Male) — Alex Wolff (“HairBrained”)


Narrative Feature — Enrique Alvarez (“Giraffes”)

Documentary — Inigo Westmeier (“Dragon Girls”)

Short Subject — Connor Hurley (“The Naturalist”)

Experimental — Carlo Sampietro (“Tambourine Buttocks”)

Animation — Susanna Nicchiarelli for (“Live Bait”)

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