The 26th Hamptons International Film Festival Announces Their Winners


Another film festival on the rise is the Hamptons International Film Festival. The festival just concluded it’s 26th festival on Monday. Early that day, they announced the winners of the festival in various categories, including narrative feature, documentary feature and more. Below we’ve included a list of the winners along with the prizes they won. We also covered the festival with our own Mark Johnson, and his experience at the festival can be read across a few posts. With this in mind, here are the winners of the 26th Hamptons International Film Festival.

26th Hamptons International Film Festival Winners

Award for Best Narrative Feature, sponsored by Netflix

“All Good” (“Alles Ist Gut”)  – Directed by Eva Trobish

Award for Best Documentary Feature, sponsored by Netflix

“Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes” – Directed by Alexis Bloom

Audience Award, sponsored by Out East

To Be Announced

Award for Best Narrative Short Film

“Fence” (“Gardhi”) – Directed by Lendita Zeqiraj

Award for Best Documentary Short Film

“Guaxuma” – Directed by Nara Normande

Special Jury Prize for Acting

“Border” (“Gräns”) – Directed by Ali Abbasi

2018 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution

“And Breathe Normally” – Directed by Ísold Uggadóttir

2018 Vimeo Staff Pick Award

“Cross My Heart” – Directed by Sontenish Myers

Suffolk County Next Exposure Grant

“Only the Wind is Listening” – Directed by Emily Anderson

Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award

“The Cat Rescuers” – Directed by Rob Fruchtman and Steven Lawrence

Victor Rabinowitz & Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice

“The Silence of Others” – Directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar

Industry Advocate for Women Award

Terry Lawler, the outgoing Executive Director of NYWIFT

The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award

Alan Alda

2018 Breakthrough Artists 

Kayli Carter (“Private Life”)

Cory Michael Smith (“1985”)

Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate You Give”)

Read Mark Johnson’s Coverage of the Festival Below! 

Hamptons International Film Festival Preview

Festival Diary Day 1- “Kindergarten Teacher”

Festival Diary Day 2- “Non-Fiction,” “Border,” & “Widows”

Festival Diary Day 3- “The Hate U Give,” “Green Book,” & “Ben is Back”

Festival Diary Day 4 – “Capernaum,” “Cold War,” & “Shoplifters”

What do you think of the Hamptons International Film Festival winners? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 

The Hamptons International Film Festival ran from Oct. 4 – Oct. 8, 2018. 

Be sure to check out the Official Oscar Predictions Page to see where the films rank among the contenders!