Hamptons International Film Festival Winners
By Holly Buchanan
This year’s line up at the Hamptons International Film Festival was full of interesting surprises, from the local favorite Harry and Snowman, to stories of international intrigue like The Uncondemned, to more high profile films like Suffragette.
Crowd favorites included the 1950’s lesbian love story Carol. Many attendees commented they were going to “Go gay” for Cate Blanchett who was elegance personified and delivered a stunning performance with Rooney Mara. The Champions, in the Compassion, Justice, and Animal Rights category proved a heart warming tale of redemption, second chances, and heroes, both two-legged and four-legged. The final film of legendary documentarian Albert Maysles In Transit aboard a cross country train proves that indeed everyone has a story.
You also never know what you will discover in Conversations With. One of Emily Blunt’s motivation for acting was her debilitating stutter and she contributes to charities to help others with the same issue.
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Here are the award winners for the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival.
The HIFF Award for Best Narrative Feature Film went to Rams, Iceland’s submission for the Oscars®.
The HIFF Award for Best Documentary Feature Film went to Missing People.
The Victor Rabinowitz & Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice went to The Uncondemned.
The Tangerine Entertainment Juice Fund Award went to Suffragette.
The 2015 Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” award went to The Champions.