New York Times Interview & Grand Finale Winners

Amazing night of Cinema, Q&A, and thoughtful conversation with our talented filmmakers at the 5th Annual Grand Finale at the illustrious Alamo Drafthouse NYC!

Congrats to Federico Heller and the entire team of “Uncanny Valley” in Argentina for winning the 2016 Grand Jury Prize Award! 

The Best Audience and Documentary Awards went to Ryo MurakamiJudd EhrlichTakeshi Fukunaga for the hard-hitting and eye-opening Notes from Liberia.”

Best Web Series went to 47 Secrets to A Younger You created by Rohana KeninLaura Frenzer and directed by Ryan Blackwell. The 2016 Honorable Mention goes to Avtandil Chachibaia‘s inspirational man vs. beast story The Bear.

Thank you to all the wonderful filmmakers and audiences for a spectacular night. Special thanks to our Jury Members Michael Tuckman and John T. Trigonis and all of our generous sponsors DigitalOceanRed Digital Cinema Camera CompanyBackstageJulien Dubuque International Film FestivalPond5Goze sound caseMoser Group IncFlyte Tyme WorldwideThe Yard : Space to WorkEveryone MattersInternational Screenwriters’ Association – ISACentury 21 Department StoreMuseum of the Moving ImageDa Ciro Brooklyn Trattoria E Pizzeria, Artists & Beers!

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