Growing Farmers Wins for Best Short at Film Fest

"Lore" takes home narrative feature award and award for cinematography in the narrative category, as well as Jeremy Nussbaum Prize for Provocative Fiction.

The Hamptons International Film Festival wraps up Monday, just a day after awarding films with prizes in a ceremony at Guild Hall in East Hampton, hosted by actor Alan Cumming.

"Silver Linings Playbook" and "No Place on Earth" took home the big awards, honored with the Baume & Mercier Audience Awards for Narrative and Documentary, respectively.

Umat Dag’s "Kuma" and Cate Shortland’s "Lore" tied for The Golden Starfish Narrative Feature Award. "Colombianos," directed by Tora Mårtens took home the the Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary.

The Kodak Award for Cinematography in the Narrative category went to Adam Arkapaw for his work on "Lore."

Of winners with local connections, director Michael Halsband won the Baume & Mercier Audience Award for Best Short for "Growing Farmers," a film about the Peconic Land Trust's program to help new farmers have access to affordable land.

The Jeremy Nussbaum Prize for Provocative Fiction — named for the BookHampton owner who died in June — went to "Lore."

Other winners were:

Special Jury Prize for Inspiration

  • Jason Becker: "Not Dead Yet," directed by Jesse Vile

Special Jury Prize for Performance

  • Carlos Vallarino, "La Demora"

GSA Short

  • "The Curse," Directed by Fyzal Boulifa

The Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice

  • "Call me Kuchu," by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall


Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award

  • "One Nation Under Dog," by Amanda Micheli, Jenny Carchman, Ellen Goosemberg-Kent

GSA for Curatorial Excellence

  • Ian Birnie

The 2012 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution, presented in partnership with REACT to FILM

  • "Rising from Ashes" by T.C. Johnstone

The 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

  • "Future Weather" by Jenny Deller

What was your favorite film? Tell us in the comments below.

Maryann Steffens October 08, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Denise gentile October 10, 2012 at 12:39 AM
59 middle lane ! An amazing treatment of difficult subject matter -- beautiful job. A young artist on the dawn of his career ; at 20 plus years , Trueth and honesty IS his ENDEAVOR -- remarkable person. This chronical of ammons healing journey reveals much about the relationship between artistic endeavor and wellness. . His film stands as an incredible model of bravery and choice in action. His contribution to "humanity through film " is very complete-- bravo Greg Ammon!


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