Film Festival Announces Winners for 2016

“Glory” was chosen as the best film in this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival narrative category. The film’s star, Margita Gosheva, second from right, stood with some of this year’s judges, from left, John Krokidas, Julie Goldstein, and David Edelstein. Morgan McGivern

The Hamptons International Film Festival announced its audience award winners on Tuesday. “La La Land,” directed by Damien Chazelle, was the favorite narrative feature. “I Am Not Your Negro,” directed by Raoul Peck, was judged the best documentary feature. “The White Helmets," directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, received the most votes for best short film.

On Monday, the festival judges conferred their awards for the films in competition this year. They were “Glory” by Kirstina Grozeva and Peter Valchanov, for narrative feature, and “The Silence” for narrative short. “The Eagle Huntress” won the documentary feature competition, and “Irregulars” by Fabio Palmieri was named best short documentary.

There were two honorable mentions from the judges. David Edelstein, Julie Goldstein, and John Krokidas named “The Divines” by Houda Benyamina as their honorable mention for narrative feature. Alexis Alexanian, Mariska Hargitay, and Jason Janego named “Those Who Jump,” directed by Estephan Wagner, Moritz Seibert, and Abou Bakar Sidibe, as their honorable mention.

A full breakdown of award winners will be included in the Oct. 13 Star.

"Black Swell," a narrative short by Jake Honig, right, that was shot in Montauk, won the Suffolk County Next Exposure Film Grant award. He was on the red carpet with David Rysdal.Morgan McGivern
Monday morning's awards announcement was preceded by an awards dinner honoring Edward Norton Sunday night at the Topping Rose restaurant in Bridgehampton. Mr. Norton, right, had fun with Takuji Masuda before the screening of their film, "Bunker77."Morgan McGivern
Topping Rose before the dinnerChelsea Audibert
Mariska Hargitay with Peter Herman before Sunday night's dinnerChelsea Audibert
Nicole Delma and Jesse Spooner Chelsea Audibert
Judith GiulianiChelsea Audibert
Nicole MillerChelsea Audibert