Winners at the 19th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival run the gamut from an enchanting take on Hollywood’s Golden Age to powerful, if at times painful, documentaries that hit home right here on the East End.
Director Marc Levin’s probing look into the housing crisis and economic hardship, Hard Times: Lost on Long Island, took home the Audience Award (Documentary), while director Michel Hazanavicius’ love letter to the silent-film-era, The Artist, won the Narrative portion of the Audience Award. The Golden Starfish Narrative Feature Award went to The Fairy, and Laura captured the Golden Starfish for Best Documentary.
Additional 2011 HIFF winners include:
The Strange Ones: Short Documentary Jury Winner
Two’s a Crowd: Audience Award, Best Short
Without: Wouter Barendrecht Pioneering Vision Award and Kodak Award for Best Cinematography
You’ve Been Trumped: Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
The Forgiveness of Blood: Special jury mention from the Narrative Jury
Small, Beautifully Moving Parts: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize
The Bully Project: Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution
2011 Breakthrough Performers: Emily Browning (Sleeping Beauty), Alexander Skarsgard (Melancholia), Stine Fischer Christensen (Cracks in the Shell), Ezra Miller (Another Happy Day), Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), and Anton Yelchin (Like Crazy).
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