2016 HIFF Award Winners Announced

2016 HIFF Award Winners Announced

The Hamptons International Film Festival has announced this year’s award winners! Check out the list below. Did any of your favorites win?

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature presented by the Wall Street Journal
GLORY “Slava,” directed by Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov

Honorable Mention for Narrative Feature presented by the Wall Street Journal
DIVINES, directed by Houda Benyamina

HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature sponsored by ID Films
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS, directed by Otto Bell

Honorable Mention for Documentary Feature sponsored by ID Films
THOSE WHO JUMP, directed by Estephan Wagner, Moritz Siebert & Abou Bakar Sidibé

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Short Film presented by the Wall Street Journal
THE SILENCE “Il Silenzio,” directed by Ali Asgari & Farnoosh Samadi

HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Film presented by ID Films
IRREGULARS, directed by Fabio Palmieri

Tangerine Entertainment Juice Fund Award
WAKEFIELD, directed by Robin Swicord

Suffolk County Film Commission Next Exposure Grant
BLACK SWELL, directed by Jake Honig

The 2016 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution
DISTURBING THE PEACE, directed by Stephen Apkon & Andrew Young

The Zelda Penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” Award: Dedicated to Those Who Suffer in Silence
UNLOCKING THE CAGE, directed by Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker

Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice
LOVING, written/directed by Jeff Nichols

Variety’s Creative Impact in Acting Award
Aaron Eckhart, BLEED FOR THIS and SULLY

HIFF Career Achievement Award
Edward Norton, BUNKER77 (executive producer), BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE), COLLATERAL BEAUTY

HIFF Narrative Feature Jury
David Edelstein, Chief film critic for New York Magazine, NPR’s Fresh Air, and regular commentator for CBS Sunday Morning; Chairman of the New York Critics Circle
Mariska Hargitay, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actress known for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
John Krokidas, writer/director, KILL YOUR DARLINGS

HIFF Documentary Feature Jury
Alexis Alexanian, President of Production at Locomotive & NYWIFT Board of Director
Jason Janego, former Co-Founder and Co-President of RADiUS
Julie Goldstein, President of Production at Endgame Entertainment & formerly of HBO and Miramax

2016 VARIETY 10 ACTORS T0 WATCH
Riz Ahmed, UNA & The Night Of
Mahershala Ali, MOONLIGHT, House of Cards, Luke Cage
Rachel Brosnahan, PATRIOTS DAY, BOOMTOWN, House of Cards
Ana De Armas, HANDS OF STONE, WAR DOGS, BLADE RUNNER
Alden Ehrenreich, HAIL, CESAR!, RULES DON’T APPLY
Tavi Gevinson, The Crucible (Broadway), ENOUGH SAID
Kara Hayward, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, PATERSON
Lucas Hedges, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Aja Naomi King, THE BIRTH OF A NATION, How to Get Away With Murder
John Legend, LA LA LAND, Oscar®-winning songwriter (SELMA)

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