Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Announcing 2010 Award Winners

(L to R) Doug Whipple, Andre Hennicke, Andreas Arnstedt & Thom Mulligan
Festival Director Thom Mulligan
Greetings! New Hope Film Festival announced awards on the stage of Havana Restaurant on Sunday night, and for the official record, here are the winners:

Danny Award, Best Picture The Dispensables (Andreas Arnsedt, Germany)

Honorable Mention - Best Picture Black Field (Danishka Esterhazy, Canada)
Artistic Spirit Award The Soil and the People (Sisir Sahana, India)
Audience Favorite - Short Film Saveta’s Gift (Mark Parees, USA)
Audience Favorite - Documentary When Police Become Prey (Candis McLean, Canada)
Audience Favorite - Student Film Made in America (Mike Infante and Jessica Thoubourron, USA)
Audience Favorite - Action Film The Crimson Mask (Elias Plagianos, USA)
Audience Favorite - Feature Film The Dispensables (Andreas Arnsedt, Germany)
Audience Favorite - Mid-Atlantic Film Embraceable You (Geri Delevich and Doug Keith, USA)
Audience Favorite - Mid-Atlantic Student Film Memory Collect (Elizabeth Phillips, USA)

Additionally, the following films were nominated for jury awards:

Danny Award - Best Picture Nominees
Hope (Steve Thomas, Australia, Documentary)
The Good Fight: James Farmer Remembers the Civil Rights Movement (Jessica Schoenbaechler, USA, Documentary)
Black Field (Danishka Esterhazy, Canada, Art House Feature)
Earthwork (Chris Ordal, USA, Art House Feature)
The Dispensables (Andreas Arnstedt, Germany, Art House Feature)
The Soil and the People (Sisir Sahana, India, Art House Feature)
The Book of Tomorrow (David Yohe, USA, Student)
Breathtaking (Vojin Vasovic, Serbia/Montenegro, Short)

Artistic Spirit Award Nominees
This award honors artistic quality and bravery in the face of substantial obstacles.
The Soil and the People (Sisir Sahana, India, Art House Feature)
Esther's Diary (Mariusz Kotowski, USA, Art House Feature)
The Journey (Chineze Anyaene, Nigeria, Student)
When Police Become Prey (Candis McLean, Canada/UK, Documentary)
Made in America (Jessica Thoubbouron and Mike Infante, USA, Student)
Bakhtiari Alphabet (Sima Sedigh and Reza Ghadyani, USA/Iran, Documentary)
Overload (Robert Fritz, USA, Art House Feature)
A Little Bit of Love: The Making of a Message (Scott Hatfield, Uganda/USA, Short)