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2014 Woodstock Film Festival Honors Darren Aronofsky, Announces Audience Awards

2014 Woodstock Film Festival Honors Darren Aronofsky, Announces Audience Awards

The 2014 Woodstock Film Festival came to a close yesterday, capped off by the announcement of the Maverick and Audience award winners. 

Terry McMahon’s film “Patrick’s Day” took home the Maverick award for Best Narrative Feature, while Sean Mullin’s “Amira & Sam” also took home the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. 

Also, Darren Aronofsky was presented with the Honorary Maverick Award by two of his favorite muses, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Connelly. As he accepted his award, Aronofsky said, “It was a very inspiring night. All the independent spirit that was here touched me and inspired me. So thank you, Woodstock, for that, and I go home with some new energy.” 

Here is the full list of Audience Award Winners: 

Best Narrative Feature:
“Amira and Sam” directed by Sean Mullin
Honorable Mention:
“The Man Who Saved The World” directed by Peter Anthony

Best Documentary Feature:
“Limited Partnership” directed by Thomas G. Miller 
Honorable Mention:
“How I Got Over” directed by Nicole Boxer

And the Full List of Awards given at the Maverick Award Ceremony: 

Best Feature Narrative:
“Patrick’s Day”directed by Terry McMahon
Honorable Mention:
“Arwad” directed by Samer Najari and Dominique Chila

Best Feature Documentary:
“Red Lines” directed by Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs
Honorable Mention:
“Mentor” directed by Alix Lambert and “A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake” directed by Michael Lessac

Best Animation:
“My Kingdom” directed by Debra Solomon
Honorable Mention:
“The Dam Keeper” directed by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

Best Short Narrative:
“Sunday” directed by Iva Gocheva
Honorable Mention:
“Nighthawks” directed by Jun Bung Lee

Best Student Short Film:
“So You’ve Grown Attached” directed by Kate Tsang
Honorable Mention:
“The Young Housefly” directed by Laurence Vannicelli

Best Short Documentary:
“Our Curse (Nasza Klatwa)”directed by Tomasz Sliwinski

Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography: “Patrick’s Day” directed by Terry McMahon with cinematography by Michael Lavelle

James Lyons Award for Best Editing of a Feature Narrative:
“Patrick’s Day” directed by Terry McMahon and edited by Emer Reynolds
Honorable Mention:
“The Man Who Saved The World” directed by Peter Anthony and edited by Morten Hojbjerg

James Lyons Award for Best Editing of a Feature Documentary:
“Killswitch” directed by Ali Akbarzadeh and edited by Prichard Smith
Honorable Mention:
“A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake” directed by Michael Lessac and edited by Joel Plotch

Ultra Indie Award:
“Uncertain Terms” directed by Nathan Silver
Honorable Mention:
“I Believe In Unicorns” directed by Leah Meyerhoff

Tangerine Juice Entertainment Award for Best Female Feature Director:
Caryn Waechter, director of “The Sisterhood of Night”

First Annual Fiercely Independent Award presented by Tom Quinn:
Mark Duplass

Honorary Maverick Award presented by Natalie Portman and Jennifer Connelly:
Darren Aronofsky

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