The Brooklyn International Film Festival announces the winners

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Brooklyn, NY [June, 2010] – The Brooklyn International Film Festival (BiFF) is proud to announce the winners for its 13th annual festival, themed STUNT and presented by Bushmills Irish Whiskey. The competitive event ran from June 4th through June 13th at indieScreen in Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Winners were chosen from 101 film premieres that were selected from over 2,400 submissions coming from 92 countries. Through the resources of industry-related sponsors, the Brooklyn International Film Festival awarded the 2010 winners with a total of $50,000 in prizes and film services. Prizes Sponsored by: Panavision NY, Abel Cinetech, Xeno Lights, Media Services, Avid Technologies, Film Friends, Mik Cribben Steady-Cam, Cinecall Soundtracks, Bushmills Irish Whiskey.

And the winners are:

GRAND CHAMELEON AWARD THE MINUTEMEN MOVIE by Corey Wascinski
Best Narrative Feature GABI ON THE ROOF IN JULY by Lawrence Michael Levine
Best Documentary THE MINUTEMEN MOVIE by Corey Wascinski
Best Narrative Short NAISSANCES by Anne Émond
Best Animation SPUTNIK 5 by Susanna Nicchiarelli
Best Experimental NECESSARY GAMES by Sophie Hyde
Best New Director BAD DAY TO GO FISHING by Alvaro Brechner

Spirit Awards
Feature Narrative BUMMER SUMMER by Zach Weintraub
Documentary SURVIVAL SONG by Yu Guangyi
Short Narrative AUTOPILOT by J.B. Herndon
Experimental LUCKY GIRL by Alexandra Grimanis
Animation MIRAMARE by Michaela Muller

Audience Awards
Feature Narrative COLIN HEARTS KAY by Sebastian Conley
Documentary BEING IN THE WORLD by Tao Ruspoli
Short Narrative MOSQUITO by Jeremy Engle
Experimental NOISE by Esther Löwe
Animation THE BELLIES by Philippe Grammaticopoulos

Certificates of Outstanding Achievement
Screenplay ALLI HAAPASALO for On Thin Ice
Producer FELIKS PASTUSIAK for The Dark House
Cinematography ZORAN POPOVIC for Redland
Editing SEBASTIAN CONLEY for Colin Hearts Kay
Original Score BRANDON SEABROOK for A Different Bunny
Actor Female SOPHIA TAKAL for Gabi on the Roof in July
Actor Male OSCAR van ROMPAY for Win/Win

For more information, please visit www.brooklynfilmfestival.org

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