Hamptons Film Fest: 'Hate U Give,' Roger Ailes Doc Among Award Winners

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The 26th edition of the Long Island event, which has screened the eventual best picture winner at the Oscars for the past eight years, took place over Columbus Day weekend.

The Hamptons International Film Festival handed out the awards for its 26th edition, with The Hate U Give and the Roger Ailes documentary Divide and Conquer among the notable films receiving prizes this year.

George Tillman, Jr.'s The Hate U Give received the audience award for narrative feature. Alexis Bloom's Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes received the prize for best documentary feature.

The audience award for doc feature went to John Chester's The Biggest Little Farm, and the festival's award for best narrative feature went to Eva Trobisch's All Good (Alles Ist Gut).

“We are thrilled that these diverse, unique, and entertaining stories resonated with our audience,” HIFF artistic director David Nugent said in a statement. “Our breakthrough artist Amandla Stenberg and the director George Tillman Jr. gave a powerful introduction on Friday night for The Hate U Give, an important film for our times, unsurprisingly leading to a post-screening standing ovation. The Biggest Little Farm, which offers a beautiful look at life’s cycles through the impactful story of one couple’s decision to resuscitate a farm in northern California, is sure to touch the hearts of people of all ages. One Small Step, the first film from two former Disney artists who started their own studio last year, is an inspiring story of one girl’s determination to follow her dreams.”

The 26th Hamptons International Film Festival took place Oct. 4-8. The Long Island event holds the distinction of being the only East Coast film festival to have screened the eventual best-picture winner at the Oscars for the past eight years.

A full list of this year's award winners follows.

The HIFF Audience Award Winner for Narrative Feature, sponsored by Out East
The Hate U Give, directed by George Tillman Jr.

The HIFF Audience Award Winner for Documentary Feature, sponsored by Out East
The Biggest Little Farm, directed by John Chester

The HIFF Audience Award Winner for Short, sponsored by Out East
One Small Step, directed by Bobby Pontillas & Andrew Chesworth

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature, sponsored by Netflix
All Good (Alles Ist Gut), directed by Eva Trobisch

HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature, sponsored by Netflix
Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes, directed by Alexis Bloom

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Short Film
Fence (Gardhi), directed by Lendita Zeqiraj

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Film
Guaxuma, directed by Nara Normande

Special Jury Prize for Acting
Border (Grans), directed by Ali Abbasi, received a Special Jury Prize for acting for the two lead actors, Eva Melander and Eero Milonoff

The 2018 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution
And Breathe Normally, directed by Ísold Uggadóttir

Vimeo Staff Pick Award
Cross My Heart, directed by Sontenish Myers

Suffolk County Film Commission Next Exposure Grant
Only the Wind Is Listening, directed by Emily Anderson

The Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award: Dedicated to Those Who Suffer in Silence
The Cat Rescuers, directed by Rob Fruchtman and Steven Lawrence

Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
The Silence of Others, directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar

Industry Advocate for Women Award
Terry Lawler, executive director of NYWIFT