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AWARDS
Through the resources of industry-related sponsors, the Brooklyn Film Festival awards the winners with products, services, and cash.

PRIZES SPONSORED BY: ABELCINE, XENO LIGHTS, NYC CAMERA COMPANY, BE ELECTRIC, CINECALL SOUNDTRACKS, MPE, MEDIA SERVICES, NOBLE JEWELRY, SOBREVISTA RESORT, BLUETABLEPOST, BRIC, BROOKLYN FILM SOCIETY.

GRAND CHAMELEON AWARD
This Award is intended to reward the best film of the year
Chameleon Statuette by Don Everhart II
Eligibility: All the films in the competition are eligible for this award regardless of their length, category, or format
Jury: This award is assigned by the Board of Directors of the Festival and chosen among the winners of "Best in Category"

BEST IN CATEGORY AWARD
Assigned to the best film in each category
Eligibility: Feature Narrative, Feature Documentary, Short Narrative, Short Documentary, Animation, and Experimental films in competition
Jury: Assigned by the panels of Judges.

BEST NEW DIRECTOR
Assigned to the best upcoming director
Eligibility: All filmmakers in competition are eligible
Jury: Assigned by the panels of Judges.

BEST BROOKLYN PROJECT
Assigned to the best project by a Brooklyn director or shot in Brooklyn
Eligibility: All Brooklyn filmmakers and all films shot in Brooklyn are eligible
Jury: Assigned by the Board of Directors of the Festival.

SPIRIT AWARD
Films in which the festival recognizes its own spirit
Spirit Awards are assigned in each category
Eligibility: All films in competition are eligible
Jury: Spirit Awards are assigned by the Board of Directors of the Festival.

CERTIFICATE OF EXELLENCE
Certificates are assigned for outstanding achievement in the following categories: Production, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Editing, Style, Original Score, Acting (female), Acting (male).
Eligibility: All films in competition are eligible
Jury: Certificate Awards are assigned by the panels of Judges

AUDIENCE AWARD
Audience Awards are assigned in each category as follows: Feature, Documentary, Short Subject, Short Documentary, Animation and Experimental.
Eligibility: All films in competition are eligible.
Jury: Festival Audience.


2018 JUDGES

FEATURE NARRATIVE
Karl Jacobs, Filmmaker, producer, programmer (local)
Sloan Copeland, BFF Filmmaker Alumni
Laurie Weltz, Filmmaker / Film Fatales
Sarah Pirozek, Filmmaker / Film Fatales
Karl Bardosh, NYU Professor

SHORT NARRATIVE
Amy Howard, Director / Producer
Nina Fry, Actress
Sorrel Brae, BFF Filmmaker Alumni
Sandra Mitrovic, BFF Filmmaker Alumni

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
Sam Adams, Slate Senior Editor
Nathan Kensinger, BFF Alumni Documentary Programmer
Nicholas Camacho, Director of Marketing Oscilloscope Laboratories
Dara Bratt, Filmmaker
Rachel Elizabeth Seed, Filmmaker
Eliza Licht, VP, Content Strategy and Engagement at American Documentary | POV

SHORT DOCUMENTARY
Chloe Gbai, Filmmaker / Producer / POV
Steven Mosely, Senior Writer Producer at HBO
Dara Messinger, Director of Public Programs - DCTVNY
Hannah Jayanti, Filmmaker

ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL
Christain Calabro, Artist / Designer
Trilby Schreiber, SVA Animation Professor
Catya Plate, Animator
Fatrin Krajka, Experimental Filmmaker





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