HIFF25 Announces Audience Awards

The 25th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Audience Awards. Congratulations to all our award winners!

The votes are counted, and the audience has spoken.

HIFF25 audiences awarded MR & MRS ADELMAN, directed by Nicolas Bedos, with the Audience Award for Narrative Feature. Directed by Lisa Immordino VreelandLOVE, CECIL took home the Audience Award for Documentary Feature. And LONG SHOT, directed by Jacob LaMendola, won the Audience Award for Best Short Film.

“We are thrilled to announce LOVE, CECIL, MR AND MRS ADELMAN and LONG SHOT as our audience award winners in a diverse lineup that was strong and competitive this year,” said HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent. “We extend our gratitude to the filmmakers for allowing us to showcase their work, and continue to remain excited to see how our audiences react.”

“We offer our most sincere congratulations to these winners and are delighted that these films resonated with our audiences,” said HIFF Executive Director Anne Chaisson. “Both features are currently available for US distribution, and certainly have exciting journeys ahead of them.”

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HIFF25 Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
Directed by Nicolas Bedos

East Coast Premiere. In his directorial debut, Nicolas Bedos stars opposite co-writer Doria Tillier as a French couple intertwined, consumed with, and defined by each other in life and work: he, an accomplished writer; she, his sometime-muse and editor. The chemistry between Bedos and Tillier is irresistible, as they quip back and forth through four decades of music, haircuts, and a romance that’s more shattered glass and Camus than chocolate and flowers. Biting and tender, MR & MRS ADELMAN packs the intricacies of marriage into a romantic comedy—with a twist.

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HIFF25 Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland

East Coast Premiere. Documentarian Lisa Immordino Vreeland (PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT) presents an engaging portrait of the visionary Cecil Beaton. Known for his astounding work ethic and prickly personality, the celebrated and sometimes controversial photographer and costume designer shot iconic portraits of celebrities and took home two Academy Awards® for his work on GIGI and MY FAIR LADY. Expertly weaving thoughtful passages from Beaton’s diaries—brought to life through Rupert Everett’s keen narration—with archival interviews featuring his famous friends (and foes), LOVE, CECIL tracks the artist’s long, illustrious career with equal amounts of affection and frankness.

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HIFF25 Audience Award for Best Short Film
Directed by Jacob LaMendola

When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he did not commit, his lawyer must go to extraordinary lengths to prove his alibi.

Hamptons International Film Festival congratulates the 2017 winners! Selections were made from the over 115 films from around the world screened by the Festival October 5-9. Thanks to our audience for making HIFF25 one to remember!