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Salem Film Fest 2016

Awards

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Every film shown at Salem Film Fest is an extraordinary viewing experience. The festival honors seven filmmakers with awards which represent the appreciation of our audience and jury, and recognition of achievement in different disciplines in filmmaking.  All award winners are presented original trophies created by local artists Mik Augustine, Jack Walsh, Arlene Browne and Richard Flynn.

 

2016 Salem Film Fest Awards

AUDIENCE AWARD
THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL, directed by Holly Morris

SPECIAL JURY AWARD
THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL, directed by Holly Morris

EDITING AWARD
I AM SUN MU, directed by Adam Sjöberg, edited by Mariana Blanco

MICHAEL SULLIVAN FRONTLINE AWARD FOR JOURNALISM IN A DOCUMENTARY FILM
INDIAN POINT, directed by Ivy Meeropol

AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER MAGAZINE AWARD FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE LIVING FIRE, directed by Ostap Kostyuk, cinematography by Mykyta Kuzmenko and Oleksander Pozdnyakov

MASS REALITY CHECK BEST SHORT AWARD
PORTLE, directed by Oliver Shahery, Boston University

THE DOC-A-CHUSETTS PITCH AWARD
IF SHE LEAVES, directed by Sally Wu

 

We are grateful to the distinguished members of our Jury who will help decide the above awards.

Alice Apley, Executive Director, Documentary Educational Resources; Filmmaker
Steve Audette, Senior Editor, FRONTLINE
Doug Bailey, Director of Production & Development, Travel Channel
Judy Barlow, Vice President of Business Development, American Public Television
Kevin Belli, Cinematographer/Editor; THE LIST, BEYOND BELIEF
Ethan Berry, Professor and Department Chair, Montserrat College of Art; Filmmaker
Carla Borras, Series Coordinating Producer, FRONTLINE
Genevieve Carmel, Program Assistant, The LEF Foundation; Filmmaker
Joe Cultrera, Filmmaker; HAND OF GOD, WITCH CITY, LEATHER SOUL; Co-founder and former Program Director, Salem Film Fest
Sona Datta, Curator, South Asian Art, Peabody Essex Museum
Henry Ferrini, Filmmaker; POLIS IS THIS, LOWELL BLUES, WITCH CITY
FRONTLINE Editorial Staff
Sharon Grimberg, Former Senior Producer, American Experience; Filmmaker
Peter Keough, Freelance Film Critic for The Boston Globe and other publications; Former Film Editor, The Boston Phoenix
Loren King, Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Contributor, The Boston Globe and Boston Spirit Magazine; Film Critic, Provincetown Banner
Lyda Kuth, Executive Director, The LEF Foundation; Filmmaker
Rick Macomber, Emmy Award winning Director of Photography; Ten-time first place winner for the Boston Press Photographers’ Association
Michele Meek, Publisher/Founder, NewEnglandFilm.com; Board Member, The Independent; Filmmaker
Rinus Oosthoek, Executive Director, Salem Chamber of Commerce; Co-founder, Salem Film Fest
Stephen Pizzello, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher, American Cinematographer Magazine
Suzanne Rostock, Editor; SING YOUR SONG, INCIDENT AT OGALA
Clemence Taillandier, Head of Theatrical Sales, Distrib Films US; Head of Theatrical Sales, Film Movement
Erin Trahan, Alliance of Women Film Journalists; Editor, The Independent; Contributor, The ARTery presented by WBUR; Filmmaker