'Bothersome' top feature at Hamptons
EmptyJens Lien's Norwegian black comedy "The Bothersome Man" took home best feature, best cinematography and more than $190,000 worth of in-kind service awards at the 14th annual Hamptons festival.
Rajnesh Domalpalli and his Indian drama "Vanaja" picked up an honorable mention Sunday in the feature slot.
While Ellen Burstyn and Famke Janssen each earned career achievement awards at the Hamptons International Film Festival, honors also went to lesser-known foreign films and filmmakers.
Claudia Schreiber and Ruth Toma won screenwriter honors and $5,000 for Sven Taddicken's German comedy-drama "Emma's Bliss," based on Schreiber's novel. Their film tied for the audience award for best narrative feature with Arden Oplev's Danish family drama "We Shall Overcome."
Jamie Travis took home the best short film award, worth $5,000, for his musical romance "Patterns 3," and Arturo Cabanas' wrestling docu "Man Up" earned honorable mention. Lee Greenberg's "Last Chance" won the short audience award.
Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain" earned the $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Prize in Science and Technology.