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That's A Wrap for the 2021 Festival of Cinema NYC


Meet the Winners of the 2021 Festival of Cinema NYC!  

10 Days, 118 Films, 1 Awards Night

It was an amazing night at Queens Brewery as 118 truly amazing independent films, in competition, vied for awards in over 15 categories including the much coveted Audience Choice Award for Feature and Short film.

Filmmakers and attendees had a great time laughing, reminiscing and sharing in the excitement of Festival of Cinema NYC's culminating event.




And the Winner is.....




Audience Choice Feature Film

Leda, Dir. Samuel Tressler IV

Best Director

John Harrigan; Lightships

Best Feature Narrative

Two is a Magic Number

Breakthrough Male Performance

Robert Barnes Jr.; The Blue Cave

Best Documentary

Loving Mona

Best Experimantal, Music Video, or Animation

Finding Ophelia

Best Picture Editing


Best Make Up & FX




Audience Choice Short Film

The Karening, Dir. Bec Fordyce

Best Screenplay

Smoking Wet

Best Short Narrative

Capitan Kinesis

Breakthrough Female Performance

Brittany Lee Hamilton; #Princessproblems

Best Experimantal, Music Video, or Animation

Finding Ophelia

Best Web/TV series

Modus Operandi: Confessions of a F@cked up Shrink

Best Sound Editing

Fear of Open Spaces


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