After being highly lauded at the Cannes Film Festival, a tribute to early films, won the audience award for narrative Sunday at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
A homegrown feature-length film, on the people effected most of all by the recession, the jobless, took the audience award for documentary.
At the beginning of festival screenings, all members of the audience are offered paper ballots. On their way out, they are asked to tear the ballot to rate films between one and five stars.
But the festival's Golden Starfish Awards were judged by a selected jury.
director Anthony Baxter won a special honor: the Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice. His film is the untold side of the story of Donald Trump's golf resort development in Scotland. While the press ignored the opposition, Baxter gave them a voice and he, himself, was arrested during the filmmaking after the golf course development's greenskeeper did not appreciate his questioning.
about a married couple who lived apart forced by the recession to share a home, won the audience award for best short.
The juried award for best short documentary was "The Stange Ones" by Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein.
Mark Jackson's "Without" took two awards: The Kodak Award for Best Cinematography and The Wouter Barendrecht Pioneering Vision Award.