'Silver Linings Playbook' Wins Audience Award at Hamptons Film Fest
The audience award for documentary feature went to Janet Tobias' "No Place on Earth."
David O. Russell’s dramedy Silver Linings Playbook claimed the Baume & Mercier Audience Award at the 20th annual Hamptons International Film Festival, while Janet Tobias' No Place on Earth, a documentary about caves in the Ukraine that sheltered Jews during World War II, took the documentary audience award.
The festival, which runs through Monday, announced its awards Sunday night at a ceremony hosted by Alan Cumming in East Hampton’s Guild Hall.
Umat Dag’s Kuma and Cate Shortland’s Lore tied for the Golden Starfish narrative feature award. The Golden Starfish Award for best documentary went to Colombianos, directed by Tora Mårtens.
Lore and its cinematographer Adam Arkapaw also took home the Kodak Award for cinematography in the narrative category.
The narrative jury awarded a special jury prize for performance to Carlos Vallarino for La Demora, directed by Rodrigo Pla.
The documentary feature jury awarded a special jury prize for Inspiration to Jason Becker Is Not Dead, directed by Jesse Vile.
The Golden Starfish Award for best short was given to The Curse, directed by Fyzal Boulifa.
This year’s documentary feature jury was comprised of film critic Thelma Adams and filmmakers Chris Hegedus and Susan Lacy. The narrative jury included film critic Joshua Rothkopf and producers Rachael Horovitz and Trudie Styler.
“On the occasion of our 20th anniversary, we are so proud to have hosted such a diverse array of artists and audiences,” the festival’s executive director Karen Arikian said
A complete list of winners can be found on the next page.