La La Land, the musical produced by Damien Chazelle and played out by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, has won the audience award at the Hamptons International Film Festival, which took place last weekend. The production was also a frontrunner in the Oscar awards for several categories. Moreover, it has also won an audience award at another festival, the Toronto International Film Festival. Often times, the latter is a measure of the nominations of Academy Awards.
There were some other winners of the audience awards, which took place last Tuesday, on the 11th of October, and among these you can find I Am Not Your Negro, by Raoul Peck for the documentary category. Meanwhile, the short film award was won by The White Helmets by Orlando von Einsiedel.
On the 10th of October, which was Monday, inside the festival there were other awards for several categories. For instance, another interesting win is that of The Eagle Huntress, for the best documentary award, production that was sponsored by ID Films. Wakefield, starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner and directed by Robin Swicord, was the winner of the Tangerine Entertainment Juice Fund award, which was great since it recognized the efforts of a great female narrative producer.
Furthermore, Glory, the production of Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva, was the best narrative and it was introduced by The Wall Street Journal. The awards for best documentary short films and best narrative went to Irregulars (by Fabio Palmieri) and The Silence (Ali Asgari and Farnoosh Samadi).
Black Swell, produced by Jake Honig, was the winner of the $3,000 grant by Suffolk County for next exposure. This will support completing indie films with low budget from the filmmakers who have finished 50% of the principal photography in the above mentioned county, which is a great impulse to motivate young producers.