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The 8th Annual Edition of Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) announced its winners

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Our partner (Bruno Chatelin sitting in the advisory board): the 8th Annual Edition of Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) announced its winners on Sunday, October 18th (rf. below by category) broadcasted live on FilmFestival+. The Closing Awards show was presented by Festival Founder & Director Ingrid Jean-Baptiste and Actor, Producer James Donahower.

CFF held its 2020 Edition virtually on FilmFestival+ (also accessible through AppleTV) from October 15-19, 2020 and introduced American and foreign films to the public. 

The lineup has exceptionally been extended for viewing until Sunday, October 25th.

FEATURE FILM AWARD WINNERS

Grand Prix Award for Best Picture – HIVE by Eylem Kaftan

Special Jury Award – A CASE OF BLUE by Dana H. Glazer

Best Documentary – RE-INVENTING THE WHEEL by Chelsea McEvoy

Best Cinematography – Serdar Unluturk for HIVE

Best Screenplay – Eylem Kaftan for HIVE

Best Director – Eylem Kaftan for HIVE

Best Actress – Meryem Uzerli in HIVE

Best Supporting Actress – Brittany Molnar in DONNA STRONGER THAN PRETTY

Best Actor – Stephen Schnitzer in A CASE OF BLUE

Best Supporting Actor – Hakan Karsak in HIVE

Special Mention – DONNA STRONGER THAN PRETTY by Jaret Martino

Best Audience Award – GREYSCALE by Yaniel Paulino
 

SHORT FILM AWARD WINNERS

Petite Prix for Best Short Film – HIGH SCORE by Serena Ryen and Ethan Itzkow

Special Jury Award – NOW YOU SEE US by Romina Schwedler

Best Documentary – OPIOIDEMIC by Ilja Willems

Best Cinematography – MISFIT M. by Austin Ball and Sarah Hempinstall

Best Screenplay – COMPASSIONATE RELEASE – THE RAVAGES OF TIME by Lynn Dow

Best Director – Jamal Hodge for MOURNING MEAL

Best Actress – Grace Kendall for DAME

Best Actor – Ethan Itzkow for HIGH SCORE and Rashad Hunter for MICKEY HARDAWAY

Best Supporting Actress – Soumaye Bocoum in A RISING STAR

Best Supporting Actor – Joseph Covino in BIG NEWS

Special Mention – DAYBREAK by Wendell Laurent

Audience Award for Best Short Film – COMPASSIONATE RELEASE – THE RAVAGES OF TIME by Lynn Dow
 

VIRTUAL REALITY WINNER

THE ECHOING OF FIRE AND LIFE by Judith Samper

 

 

 

CFF was founded by actresses Ingrid & Sonia Jean-Baptiste to give voice to the unheard by providing a platform to independent films and discovering new talents.

Chelsea Film Festival Board of Directors consists of renowned industry insiders: Paul Calderon, Elizabeth Kemp, and John Patrick Shanley.

The Advisory Board includes: Adi Stein, Adrienne Stein, Bruno Chatelin, Georges Leclere, Kiki Lambden-Stout Jeff Bandman, Pascal Chemin, Michel Abramowicz, Michael Ruotolo, Pascal Bonifay, Patrick Braoudé, Patrick Timsit, Ron Agam, Stephen Stout, Thandeka Zwana, Thembi Mtshali-Jones, Wissam Chahine and more.

The Chelsea Film Festival program highlights local & international feature-length, short films, documentaries and virtual reality from independent or emerging filmmakers.

As Ingrid Jean-Baptiste, Founder of The Chelsea Film Festival, stated:

“Making the World a Better Place by Giving a Voice to the Unheard”

 

Our Mission:

Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers, and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as shorts, documentaries, and feature-length pieces. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences around the world.

 

 

 

Media contact:
Daniel Londoño
press@chelseafilm.org

 

 
 
 
 

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