October 16, 2011 3:38pm PT by Gregg Kilday
'The Artist' Wins Audience Award at Hamptons International Film Festival
Adding another trophy to its shelf, Michel Hazanavicius’ silent movie The Artist captured the audience award for best narrative film at the 19th annual Hamptons International Film Festival. The film, which is being released by the Weinstein Co., opens stateside Nov. 23.
The audience award for best documentary went to Marc Levin’s Hard Times: Lost on Long Island.
Jury prizes were presented to The Fairy, directed by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, winner of the the Golden Starfish Narrative Feature Award, and Fellipe Barbosa’s Laura, which earned the Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary.
Mark Jackson’s Without picked up two awards: the Kodak Award for Best Cinematography in the narrative category as well as the Wouter Barendrecht Pioneering Vision Award.
The narrative jury also awarded a special jury mention to Joshua Marton’s The Foregiveness of Blood, and a special award was given to Anthony Baxter’s You’ve Been Trumped, which took the Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice.
The festival concludes Sept. 17.