2018-08-22 / Front Page

Kew Gardens Festival Of Cinema Announces Award Winners At 2nd Annual Gala

Best Feature Film Winner: “Virginia, Minnesota.” Actress Rachel Hendrix (l.) and (r.) director Daniel Stine.Photo Brian HotalingBest Feature Film Winner: “Virginia, Minnesota.” Actress Rachel Hendrix (l.) and (r.) director Daniel Stine.Photo Brian HotalingKew Gardens Festival of Cinema announced the winners of its 2nd annual event that took place from August 3-12 at Regal Cinema’s UA Midway in Forest Hills, Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens and at the Queens Museum in nearby Flushing Meadows Corona Park. From a pool of nearly 400 film submissions, the festival presented 110 remarkable films from 25 countries. Winners for each competitive category were chosen by the festival’s specially selected jury, and received a unique statuette at the Awards Gala on Sunday, Aug. 12 during a dinner ceremony that took place on the rooftop penthouse of the world-famous Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

And the winners were:

Best Feature Narrative: “Virginia, Minnesota” (Dir. Daniel Stine)

Best Documentary: “Beneath the Ink” (Dir. Cy Dodson)

Best Short Film: “88 Cents” (Dir. Tyler Pina)

Best Experimental/Animation/Music Video: “Baby You’re Like A Drug” (Dir. Joshua Butler)

Best Webseries: “After Oil” (Dir. Shailyn Cotten and Jessica Naftaly)

Audience Choice Award, Best Feature: “Sushi Tushi or How Asia Butted Into American Pro Football” (Dir. Ziad Hamzeh)

Audience Choice Award, Best Short: “St. Joseph” (Dir. Kathrina Miccio)

Best Director: Bizhan Tong (“The Escort”)

Best Actress: Gus Birney (“Darcy”)

Best Actor: Phelim Drew (“Bless Me Father”)

Best Supporting Actress: Megan Bones (“Rooster and the Queen”)

Best Supporting Actor: Robert Sheehan (“The Song of Sway Lake”)

Best Screenplay: Carlotta Summers (“Butterflies”)

Best Cinematography: Jakob Creutzburg (“Whales”)

Best Editing: Ian MacDougall (“The Doctor’s Case”)

Best Sound Editing: Jesse Peterson (“Another Girl”)

Best Makeup & FX: Melissa Center (“R.V.”)

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