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awards announced for 2013 trinidad+tobago film festival

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The 2013 trinidad+tobago film festival celebrated its filmmakers at the gala awards ceremony last night at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad.

The excitement was tangible in the atmosphere as the crowd waited for the ceremony to begin. There were 12 categories with 14 winners, two of the categories having joint winners.

Here’s the list of winners in full:

RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion pitch prize (TT$20,000)
Winner: Shakira Bourne

BpTT Student Award (An all-expenses-paid trip to the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014)
Winner: Maryam Mohammed

BPTT Film in Development Award (TT$20,000)
Winner: Kevin Adams

Best New Media artist (TT$5000)
Winner: Olivia McGilchrist

People’s Choice Award: Best Short Film (TT$5000, sponsored by NH International)
Winner: Jab in the Dark, directed by Robert Macfarlane

People’s Choice Award: Best Documentary Feature (TT$5000, sponsored by Agostini Insurance Brokers Limited)
Winner: Songs of Redemption, directed by Miquel Galofré and Amanda Sans

People’s Choice Award: Best Narrative Feature (TT$5000, sponsored by FLOW)
Winner: God Loves the Fighter, directed by Damian Marcano

Jury Prize: Best Local Short Film (TT$10,000, sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company)
Winner: After Mas, directed by Karen Martinez

Jury Prize: Best Local Feature Film (TT$20,000, sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company)
Winner: God Loves The Fighter, directed by Damian Marcano

Jury Prize: Best Short Film: (US$2,000, sponsored by the National Gas Company)
Joint First Prize:
Passage, directed by Kareem Mortimer
Previous Scenes, directed by Aleksandra Maciuszek

Jury Prize: Best Caribbean Film by an International Director (US$1000, sponsored by the National Lotteries Control Board)
Winner: Three Kids, directed by Jonas D’Adesky

The Jury awarded two special mentions in this category:
Tula: The Revolt, directed by Jeroen Linders; and The Stuart Hall Project, directed by John Akomfrah.

Jury Prize: Best Documentary Feature (US$4000, sponsored by the National Gas Company). Joint first prize:
Fatal Assistance, directed by Raoul Peck
Songs of Redemption, directed by Miquel Galofré and Amanda Sans

Jury Prize: Best Narrative Feature (US$4000, sponsored by the National Gas Company)
Winner: Melaza, directed by Carlos Lechuga

The jury awarded a special mention in this category:
God Loves the Fighter, directed by Damian Marcano

Caption: Damian Marcano, director of God Loves the Fighter, accepts one of his three ttff/13 awards

Date: Mon 30 Sep, 2013
Category: ttff news and features

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