Following screenings this week at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, the Madison Theater, WAMC-FM’s The Linda and the Spectrum 8 Theatres, the fifth annual Knickerbocker Film Festival wrapped up last night (Thursday, April 24) with the reception and awards ceremony at Taste in Albany.
“We’ve had an amazing week of screening provocative, insightful films from not only here in the region, but from across the country and world. Each year, the films get better and better, and it’s a testament to our community supporting this festival,” said Kat Broadus, co-chair of the festival’s screening committee.
Here are the award winners for the 2014 Knickerbocker Film Festival:
BEST ART DIRECTION: Patrick Stephenson for “Ilium, New York”
BEST STORY: Andres Rosende for “Mr. Bear”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Natalie Leclercq for “Au Nom De L’Honneur”
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Mike Feurstein for “Wake of Irene: Heart of the Storm”
BEST PERFORMANCE: Jessie Rufus for “Perfect Life Inc.”
EMERGING ARTIST: Brendan Bequette for “On the Rainy River”
BEST DIRECTION: Sonalii Castillo for “Dahlias: Wild Card”
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Andres Rosende for “Mr. Bear”
BEST PICTURE: John Glenn for “Thanks for Looking: The Art of Welldunn”