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2011 HONORARY MAVERICK AWARD RECIPIENT

Tony Kaye with his Woodstock halo

Tony Kaye with his Woodstock halo

Tony Kaye is a film director, singer, songwriter and painter who has made several iconic music videos, including the 2006 Grammy-winning Johnny Cash video, "God's Gonna Cut You Down.His feature film debut was "American History X" (1998), a drama about racism starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong.

Kaye recently completed the feature film, "Black Water Transit" and has made several documentaries, including a self-financed film on the abortion debate in the United States called "Lake of Fire," which opened in Toronto to astounding reviews in September 2006. Lake of Fire made the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences short-list for Best Documentary Film. It was also nominated for Best Documentary Film at The Independent Spirit Awards, Chicago Film Critic Association Awards, and the Satellite Awards. 
 

Received a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

 

 


2011 HONORARY TRAILBLAZER AWARD RECIPIENT

Robin Bronk is presented the 2011 Trailblazer Award by Tim Blake Nelson

Robin Bronk is presented the
2011 Trailblazer Award by Tim Blake Nelson

Chief Executive Officer of The Creative Coalition Robin Bronk.
Bronk is dedicated to educating, mobilizing and activating the entertainment industry and arts community on issues of public importance, particularly the First Amendment, arts advocacy and media literacy. 

Received a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller


Meera Ghandi with Mrk Ruffalo

Meera Ghandi with Mrk Ruffalo

2011 MEERA GANDHI GIVING BACK AWARD RECIPIENT

Mark Ruffalo
Academy Award® Nominated actor, Mark Ruffalo is a resident of the Catskills and an active supporter of the anti-fracking movement, traveling to Albany and Washington to protect safe water for the region. Easily moving between stage and screen his most recent roles include Collateral (2004), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Shutter Island (2010) and The Kids Are All Right (2010).

Sponsored by: The Giving Back Foundation

Recipient will receive a a $5000 cash award to donate to charity of choice
and a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller


2011 HONORARY EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD RECIPIENT

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Ellen Barkin
Two-time Golden Globe Award Nominated actress and Emmy Award winner, Ellen Barkin is known for her remarkable roles in Sea of Love (1989), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and more recently Ocean's Thirteen (2007).

Recipient will receive a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller


TRIBUTE to Gary Winick

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A special Tribute to Gary Winick was included in the ceremony, to honor the filmmaker and pioneering producer who passed away in February of this year from brain cancer at the age of 49. Winick rose to fame directing mainstream films like Letters to Juliet and 13 Going on 30, but is perhaps more well-known for his independent films and for co-founding InDigEnt, a company that produced nineteen independent digital films over the next decade, including Winick's own Tadpole, which sold for $6 million to Miramax at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Winick was an early supporter of the Woodstock Film Festival and a frequent participant in its programs.


The Lee Marvin Award for BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Andrew O. Maclean and Cara Marcus

Andrew O. Maclean and Cara Marcus

Winner
On the Ice, directed by Andrew O. MacLean

Honorable Mention
Tilt
, directed by Viktor Chouchkov Jr. 

Winner received a $1000 cash prize from Films We Like
and a handcrafted trophy by Steve Heller.

JURY MEMBERS
Richard Abramowitz
Debra Granick
Timothy Hutton


MAVERICK Award for best documentary feature

Tony Hardmom

Tony Hardmom

Winner
Semper Fi: Always Faithful
, directed by Tony Hardmon & Rachel Libert

Honorable Mentions
Dolphin Boy, directed by Dani Menkin and Yonatan Nir 
&
Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul, directed by Kai Sehr

Prizes: 
$1000 cash award sponsored by Lowel-Light and a handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

JURY MEMBERS
Deirdre Haj
Barbara Kopple
Stephen Nemeth


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HASKELL WEXLER AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner
On the Ice, directed by Andrew O. MacLean
director of photography Lol Crawley 

Prize: $15,000 worth of film camera equipment

Sponsored by Panavision, NY

Handcrafted trophy designed by Steve Heller

JURY MEMBER: Haskell Wexler, A.S.C.
The award was presented by Ellen Kuras to producer Cara Marcous on behalf of Lol Crawley
The following comment was released by Mr. Wexler regarding the film: "The selection of the best photography is very difficult. The one I have chosen, "On the Ice" shot by Lol Crawley, is noteworthy in a number of ways. Shot where the sun doesn't set until August, we see people moving in frames of negative space in incredibly difficult and artfully conceived shots. The party interiors offer smooth handheld work, where style fits visual storytelling in contrast with the formal, colder frames. All this is just me trying to give words to my subjective reaction to the visuals. And since I'm privileged to give this award, you can see that Lol Crawley's work deserves this Woodstock Award."


James Lyons Editing Award for NARRATIVE FEATURE

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James Lyons Editing Award for DOCUMENTARY FEATURE


Diane Seligman Award for BEST SHORT NARRATIVE

Winner
We're Leaving
directed by Zachary Treitz 

Honorable Mention
Block
directed by Chadd Harbold

Winner received a $500 cash award sponsored by Lowel-Light and a handcrafted trophy by Steve Heller.

JURY MEMBERS
Amy Devra Gossels
Jonathan Gray
Marie Therese Guirgi

 


Director of Poetry Of Resilience, Katja Esson

Director of Poetry Of Resilience, Katja Esson

Diane Seligman Award for BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

 

Winner
Poetry Of Resilience
directed by Katja Esson

Honorable Mention
The Thing That Happened
directed by Andrew Walton

 

Winner received a $500 cash award from Lowel-Light, DCP services sponsored by  Technicolor PostWorks New York, and a handcrafted trophy by Steve Heller.

JURY MEMBERS
Lisa Gossels
Hugo Perez
Todd Wider


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Diane Seligman Award for BEST STUDENT SHORT

Winner
The Recorder Exam
directed by Bora Kim
(Columbia University) 

Runner Up
Manhattan Melody 
directed by Sasha Gordon
(NYU)

Honorable Mentions
Babyland
Marc Fratello
(Columbia University) 


Bayou Black
by Jonas Carpignano
(NYU) 


Gravity
by Pamela Romanowsky
(NYU) 

Winner received a $500 cash award from Lowel-Light and a handcrafted trophy by Steve Heller.

JURY MEMBERS
Isil Bagdadi
Joseph Muszynski
Lori Singer


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Maverick Award for FOR BEST ANIMATION

Winner
Luminaris by Juan Pablo Zaramella

$2000 cash award and trophy
sponsored by Blue Sky Studios.

JURY MEMBERS
Signe Baumane
Bill Plympton
Chris Wedge


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Tony Hardmon, Rachel Libert & Jerry Ensminger

Tony Hardmon, Rachel Libert & Jerry Ensminger