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‘Philomena’ and ‘Desert Runners’ Nab Audience Award Honors at Hamptons International Film Festival

'Philomena' and 'Desert Runners' Nab Audience Award Honors at Hamptons International Film Festival

The Hamptons International Film Festival wrapped today with an awards ceremony that saw the Audience Awards for Narrative and Documentary going to Stephen Frears’ Judi Dench-starring drama “Philomena” and Jennifer Steinman’s “Desert Runners.”

For the juried awards “The Selfish Giant,” directed by Clio Barnard (“The Arbor”) won the Golden Starfish Narrative Feature Award, while Ryan McGarry’s “Code Black” nabbed the Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary.

“We are pleased to have showcased an incredible array of films this year
with the range and depth of subject matters and craft.” said Artistic
Director David Nugent  “These winners truly reflect the festival’s
mission to present some of the best films of the year and we are proud
to share them with our audiences.”

Below find the full list of winners.

Audience Award Narrative
Philomena, directed by Stephen Frears

Audience Award Documentary
Desert Runners, Jennifer Steinman

Audience Award Best Short
One Last Hug (….and a Few Smooches) Three Days at Grief Camp, directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky

The Wall Street Journal GSA Narrative Feature Winner
Selfish Giant, directed by Clio Barnard

Special Jury Prize for Extraordinary Performance
Conner Chapman in Selfish Giant

GSA Documentary Feature Winner
Code Black, directed by Ryan McGarry

GSA Short
Whale Valley, directed by Gudmundur A.Gudmundsson

Special Jury Prize
Ensemble Cast of Kush, directed by Shubhashish Bhutiani

The Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
THE SQUARE  “Al Midan” by Jehane Noujaim

The Tangerine Entertainment Juice Award
Free Ride, directed by Shana Betz

The Jeremy Nussbaum Prize for Provocative Fiction
To be announced at a later date

Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award
Emptying The Skies, directed by Douglas Kass and Roger Kass

And as previously announced:
The 2013 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution, presented in partnership with REACT to FILM
PLOT FOR PEACE by Carlos Agullo

Honorable Mention: THE SQUARE  “Al Midan” by Jehane Noujaim

The 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

GSA Documentary Feature Jury
Daniel Crown
Michael Halsband
Nancy Gerstman, Zeitgeist Films

GSA Narrative Feature Jury
Karen Durbin
Alex Karpovsky
Raul Esparza

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