Grand Chameleon Award, Brooklyn Film Festival

2018 WINNERS

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
BREACH by LORENZO MONTI
Best Narrative Feature
NOSOTROS by FELIPE VARA DE REY
Best Documentary Feature
AFGHAN CYCLES by SARAH MENZIES
Best Short Documentary
GIVE by DAVID DE ROZAS
Best Narrative Short
COUNTERFEIT KUNKOO by REEMA SENGUPTA
Best Animation
LA MORT, PERE & FILS by VINCENT PARONNAUD
Best Experimental
BREACH by LORENZO MONTI
Best New Director
BROTHERS by BRAM SCHOUW
Best Brooklyn Project
ONE BEDROOM by DARIEN SILLS-EVANS

Spirit Awards
Feature Narrative
ICE CREAM by SABA RIAZI
Feature Documentary
STREET FIGHTING MEN by ANDREW JAMES
Short Documentary
CRISANTO STREET by PALOMA MARTINEZ
Short Narrative
BONOBO by ZOEL AESCHBACHER
Experimental
GENESIS by ABTIN MOZAFARI
Animation
LES ANIMAUX DOMESTIQUES by JEAN LECOINTRE

Audience Awards
Feature Narrative
GENESIS by NOOR FAY GHARZEDDINE
Feature Documentary
MY NAME IS PEDRO by LILLIAN LASALLE
Short Documentary
DAVID’S VOICE by GRAHAM HILL
Short Narrative
CASUALTIES by HOLLY VOGES
Experimental
DUPPY by JUSTIN MORRIS
Animation
HI-FIVE THE CACTUS by CHRISTOPHER THOMAS

Certificates of Outstanding Achievement
Producer
MICHAEL ANGELO ZERVOS & LUKE SHIROCK for TOMMY BATTLES THE SILVER SEA DRAGON
Screenplay
MARINA MICHELSON for BIOPHILIA
Cinematography
VLADIMIR EGOROV for FAITH
Editing
ROMANY MALCO JR for PRISON LOGIC
Style
WENDY MALCOLM for BIRDS WITHOUT FEATHERS
Original Score
SIMON TAUFIQUE for ARE YOU GLAD I’M HERE
Actor Female
LAURA ESTERMAN for CAN HITLER HAPPEN HERE?
Actor Male
ROMANY MALCO for PRISON LOGIC

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

Grand Chameleon Award, Brooklyn Film Festival

2017 WINNERS

Through the resources of industry-related sponsors, the Brooklyn Film Festival awards the winners with a total of $60,000 in prizes (products, services, and cash).

PRIZES SPONSORED BY: NYC Camera Company, Abelcine, Xeno Lights, Media Services, G-Star, Cinecall Soundtracks, Windmill Studios NYC, Noble Jewelry, Brooklyn Film Society

GRAND CHAMELEON AWARD
LUPE UNDER THE SUN by RODRIGO REYES
Best Narrative Feature
LUPE UNDER THE SUN by RODRIGO REYES
Best Documentary Feature
A CAMBODIAN SPRING by CHRIS KELLY
AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN by KHUSHBOO RANKA & VINAY SHUKLA
Best Short Documentary
THE FOURTH KINGDOM by ALEX LORA & ADAN ALIAGA
Best Narrative Short
WATU WOTE: All of Us by KATJA BENRATH
Best Animation
TANGO by PEDRO GIONGO & FRANCISCO GUSSO
Best Experimental
COOKING WITH CONNIE by STAVIT ALLWEIS
Best New Director
EL REVENGE by FERNANDO FRAIHA
Brooklyn Pride Award
SWEET PARENTS by DAVID BLY

Spirit Awards
Feature Narrative
SHUT UP ANTHONY by KYLE EATON
Feature Documentary
MANIC by KALINA BERTIN
Short Documentary
SCRAP by CHRISTIAN FILIPPONE
Short Narrative
RHONNA & DONNA by DAINA ONIUNAS-PUSIC
Experimental
EXQUISITE CORPS by MITCHELL ROSE
Animation
PANIC ATTACK by EILEEN O’MEARA

Audience Awards
Feature Narrative
THE SOUNDING by CATHERINE EATON
Feature Documentary
DISCO’D by MATTHEW SIRETTA
Short Documentary
ASHLEY ASHLEY by TED SANANMAN
Short Narrative
PUNCHLINE by CHRISTOPHE SABER
Experimental
LIVE YOUR LIGHT by JENDRA JARNAGIN
Animation
COIN OPERATED by NICHOLAS ARIOLI

Certificates of Outstanding Achievement
Producer
ESTELLE ARTUS & FRANCES BOXE for ACCORDING TO HER
Screenplay
SLOAN COPELAND for LIFE HACK
Cinematography
Editing
JOANNA NAUGLE for KATE CAN’T SWIM
Style
CATHERINE EATON for THE SOUNDING
Original Score
DAN VEKSLER for ACCORDING TO HER
Actor Female
GOLAB ADINEH for THE SIS
Actor Male
JOSH HELMAN for KATE CAN’T SWIM