The night of June 16 was quite exciting![slideshow]
The Lower East Side Film Festival announced their 2016 winners at its Closing Night Party. The winners were chosen by Oscar nominated actor Ethan Hawke, casting director and producer Cindy Tolan, Steve Farneth and Raul Castillo.
The festival included films from all categories including Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Short Film, The LESFF Neighborhood Award, Best of Fest-The L.E.S. Prix D’Or and more.
Some of the big winners of the night were Art of the Prank, written and directed by Andrea Marini who won the Best of Fest award and The Babymooners, written and directed by Shaina Feinberg and Chris Manley who won The LESFF Audience Award.
A full list of the Festival’s winners can be seen below:
Best Feature Film –Americana Written & Directed by Zachary Shedd
Best Live Action Short Film –Killer Written & Directed by Matt Kazman
Best Animated Short Film -The Mega Plush: Episode I Written and Directed by Matt Burniston
Best Music Video The Knocks “Collect My Love” Directed by Austin Peters Music by The Knocks, featuring Alex Newell
Best Documentary Short Film Erosion Directed by Brandon Bloch, Tim Sessler and Brandon Bray
The LESFF Audience Award The Babymooners Written & Directed by Shaina Feinberg & Chris Manley
The Advocacy Award Presented by Here TV Video Written & Directed by Randy Yang
The LESFF Neighborhood Award Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream Written & Directed by Michael Levine
Best of Fest – The LESFF Prix D’Or –Art of the Prank Written & Directed by Andrea Marini