Film fest announces winners
Jens Lien’s “The Bothersome Man” took home the top prize of $185,000 after winning narrative feature and the Kodak Award for cinematography at the 14th annual Hamptons Film Festival. “Emma’s Bliss” scribes Claudia Schreiber and Ruth Toma won the Zicherman Family Foundation Award for screenwriter, while Georgi Lazarevski’s “Voyage in G Major” drew the docu feature nod. Jamie Travis’ “Patterns 3” took short film kudos.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Prize in Science and Technology was presented to Darren Aronofsky’s “The Fountain.” Pic’s Ellen Burstyn received the career achievement in acting prize. Another acting career achievement honor went to Famke Janssen.
Fest, held Wednesday-Sunday in East Hampton, showcased more than 115 films and also featured a conversation with director Robert Altman, moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers. Bob Balaban emceed the awards ceremony.