Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 2015 Award Winners

Hamptons Film Festival Awards 'Room,' 'Where
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UPDATED: Brie Larson-starrer “Room” and Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next” received the Hamptons International Film Festival’s audience awards for narrative feature and documentary feature, respectively. Director Andrew Jenks’ “All-American Family” won the audience award for best short film.

The fest, which played over 134 films, revealed on Monday its award winners in the best narrative feature and best documentary feature categories this morning.

The HIFF Award for Best Narrative Feature, presented by the Wall Street Journal, was given to “Rams.” Directed by Grimur Hákonarson, “Rams” is the official Oscar selection for Iceland. The HIFF Award for Best Documentary Feature, sponsored by ID Films, was presented to “Missing People.”

Best Narrative Short Film was awarded to Jorn Threlfall’s “Over,” while Best Documentary Short Film went to “Last Day of Freedom,” from Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman.

Honorable Mentions were awarded to Ciro Guerra’s “Embrace of the Serpent” (Narrative Feature), Eva Riley’s “Patriot” (Narrative Short Film) and Ilinca Calugareanu’s “Chuck Norris Vs. Communism” (Documentary Feature).

The evening before, Emily Blunt was presented with Variety’s Creative Impact in Acting Award and “Suffragette” director Sarah Gavron received the Tangerine Entertainment Juice Fund Award.

Robert Edwards received the Suffolk County Film Commission Next Exposure Grant for “When I Live My Life Over Again.”

Prior to the fest, two awards were announced. One was of Michele Mitchell and Nick Louvel’s “The Uncondemned,” which received the 2015 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution and the Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for social justice. The other was Darcy Dennett’s “The Champions,” which won the Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award.

Here’s the full list of winners:

HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature sponsored by The Wall Street Journal
“Rams,” directed by Grimur Hákonarson

Honorable Mention for Narrative Feature
“Embrace of the Serpent,” directed by Ciro Guerra

HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature sponsored by ID Films
“Missing People,” directed by David Shapiro

Honorable Mention for Documentary Feature
“Chuck Norris Vs. Communism,” directed by Ilinca Calugareanu

HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Short Film sponsored by The Wall Street Journal
“Over,” directed by Jörn Threlfall

Honorable Mention for Narrative Short Film
“Patriot,” directed by Eva Riley

HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Film sponsored by ID Films
“Last Day of Freedom,” directed by Dee Hibbert-Jones, Nomi Talisman

Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
“The Uncondemned,” directed by Michele Mitchell, Nick Louvel

Tangerine Entertainment Juice Fund Award
“Suffragette,” directed by Sarah Gavron

Suffolk County Film Commission Next Exposure Grant
“When I Live My Life Over Again,” directed by Robert Edwards

The 2015 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution
“The Uncondemned,” directed by Michele Mitchell, Nick Louvel

The Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” Award: Dedicated to Those Who Suffer in Silence
“The Champions,” directed by Darcy Dennett

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