Monday, June 13, 2011

And The Prize Goes To.... Brooklyn Film Festival Winners Announced

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And The Winner Of The 'Grand Chameleon Award' Is...

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After ten days of screenings, the 2011 Brooklyn Film Festival has just concluded and the winners have been announced. Suki Hawley's and Michael Galinski's documentary "Battle For Brooklyn" took the Grand Chameleon Prize, and "W. Zappatore" by Massimiliano Verdesca won for best documentary.
Nathan Kensinger, the festival's director of programing, writes: "It's a wrap! After selecting 101 films from over 2,400 submissions, presenting 10 days of screenings with filmmakers from 26 countries, and awarding over $50,000 in prizes to 24 award winning films... the 2011 Brooklyn Film Festival has now concluded! Thanks to all the filmmakers and attendees for making this a great festival."

Here is the complete list of 2011 winners.

GRAND CHAMELEON AWARD
BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN by Suki Hawley & Michael Galinsky

Best Narrative Feature
W. ZAPPATORE by Massimiliano Verdesca

Best Documentary
BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN by Suki Hawley & Michael Galinsky

Best Narrative Short
RITA by Antonio Piazza & Fabio Grassadonia

Best Animation
A MORNING STROLL by Grant Orchard

Best Experimental
DAME FACTORY by Melanie Abramov

Best New Director
SLAVA ROSS for Siberia Monamour


Spirit Awards
Feature Narrative
Documentary
Short Narrative
Experimental
Animation
AMY GEORGE by Yonah Lewis & Calvin Thomas
SCRAPPER by Stephan Wassmann
GOWANUS 83 by Michael Wood
TO BE IN ME by Marina Mello
AMAR by Isabel Herguera

Audience Awards
Feature Narrative
Documentary
Short Narrative
Experimental
Animation
DAVID by Joel Fendelman
BED STUY DO OR DIE by Daniel Bishop
TEARDROP by Damian John Harper
POSE by Ivaylo Getov
FALLING UP by Djuna Wahlrab

Certificates of Outstanding Achievement
Screenplay
Producer
Cinematography
Editing
Original Score
Actor Female
Actor Male
ANNA KERRIGAN for Five Days Gone
S. SCHAEFER, D. CRESPO, C. SILBER for My Last Day Without You
MAGELA CROSIGNANI for Mary Marie
TAKASHI DOSCHER for Snow on tha Bluff
FALL ON YOUR SWORD for Aardvark
MARIELENA LOGSDON for Babyland & SANDRA MILO for W. Zappatore
RASSELAS LAKEW for The Athlete

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