On Monday, December 3, Jacqui Lofaro, executive director of the fifth annual Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival announced that the film Shelter Island: Art + Friendship + Discovery won the Audience Award for 2012. The 77-minute film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Mike Canzoniero, screened to a full house at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor on Friday night, November 30. It tells the story of Shelter Island outsider artist Harald Olson, who was befriended by Jimmy Olinkiewicz, owner of the Shelter Island gas station where his work was first exhibited.
Shelter Island was co-produced by Carl MacLaren and Shawn Bell, edited by Ari Feldman and filmed by Shawn Bell. The stars of the film, Olson and Olinkiewicz were on hand at the festival, along with Canzoniero, their director.
The three-day documentary film festival ran November 30 through December 2 at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, www.baystreet.org