'Blackballed,' 'Rolling,' 'Shock' also nab kudos

LAByrinth Theater scribe Brett C. Leonard’s debut feature, drama “Jailbait,” picked up top honors for a feature at the Lake Placid Film Festival in New York.

Prison pic stars Michael Pitt and LAB playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.

Brant Sersen’s mockumentary “Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story,” about paintball’s first superstar, received a special jury prize.

Doc nod went to “Rolling,” Gretchen Berland and Mike Majores’ film about wheelchair-using individuals gaining dignity and independence.

Short film award went to Chase Palmer’s “Shock and Awe.”

The jury also presented a special prize lauding emerging talent Dawn Young and her film “Water Polo: Beneath the Surface.”

Novelist William Kennedy and producers Ben Barenholz and Catherine Wyler served as jurors for the fifth annual fest.

Shola Lynch’s “Chisholm ’72 — Unbought and Unbossed” picked up the audience award for doc.

Tennyson Bardwell’s “Dorian Blues” and Bradley Battersby’s “Jesus the Driver” shared the audience feature award.

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