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BFF Award List [Complete]

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 by

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) announced recently the winners for its annual festival, themed DECOY. The competitive event ran from June 1 through June 10 at indieScreen and Brooklyn Heights Cinema.

Winners were chosen from 104 film premieres that were selected from over 2,000 submissions coming from 111 countries. This year, BFF featured more than 30 New York City based film directors with over a dozen projects shot in Brooklyn.

Through the resources of industry-related sponsors, the Brooklyn Film Festival awarded the 2012 winners with a total of $57,000 in prizes and film services:


Dear Mandela by Dara Kell & Christopher Nizza

Best Narrative Feature: Old Dog by Pema Tseden

Best Documentary: Dear Mandela by Dara Kell & Christopher Nizza

Best Narrative Short: Cheap Extermination by Minka Farthing-kohl

Best Animation: The Making Of Longbird by Will Anderson

Best Experimental: Move by John Graham

Best New Director: Brooklyn Castle by Katie Dellamaggiore

Spirit Awards:

Feature Narrative: George The Hedgehog by W. Wawszczyk, J. Tarkowski, T. Lesniak

Documentary:  [S]Comparse by Antonio Tibaldi

Short Narrative: Pigeon Kicker by Daniel Long

Experimental: Places Other People Have Lived by laura Pilmaz

Animation: We, The Masses by Eoghan Kidne

Audience Awards:

Feature Narrative: Cat Scratch Fever by Lisa Duva

Documentary: My Brooklyn by Kelly Anderson & Gut Renovation by Su Friendrich

Short Narrative: Nani by Justin Tipping

Experimental: Sea Pavilion by Marysia Makowska & Todd Somodevilla

Animation: Old Man by Leah Shore

Certificates of Outstanding Achievement:

Screenplay: Tina Gharavi for I Am Nasrine

Producer: Caitlyn Coady for Percival’s Big Night

Cinematography: Piotr Sobocinski for Rose

Editing: Lisa Duva, Katherine Nolfi, Ben Brown for Cat Scratch Fever

Original Score: Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe for Last Kind Words

Female Actor: Sarah Wharton for Percival’s Big Night

Male Actor: Bryan Kaplan for Fray

PRIZES SPONSORED BY: Panavision NY, indieScreen, AbelCine, Xeno Lights, Media Services, Avid Technologies, Film Friends, Cinecall Soundtracks, Windmill Studios, Orwo Films, and Grolsch

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