7TH ANNUAL BIFF WINNERS ANNOUNCED Image

The 7th Brooklyn International Film Festival has announced their 2004 award winners. The winners were chosen from 113 films shown in competition from June 4-13, 2004 at the Brooklyn Museum. The films selected explore political, social, human and philosophical themes from genuinely imaginative points of view.
The winners are:

GRAND CHAMELEON AWARD

KIMI TAKESUE for the film SUMMER OF THE SERPENT

BEST IN CATEGORY

Feature Narrative
DEBRA GRANIK for the film DOWN TO THE BONE
Documentary
LODE DESMET for the film MOTHER’S CROSSING
Short Subject
ANDREAS SAMLAND for the film THE DUD
Experimental Film
DANIEL ASKILL for the film WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE
Animation
SIMON ROBSON for the film WHAT BARRY SAYS

AUDIENCE AWARD
Feature Narrative
LANCE LANE for the film THE KINGS OF BROOKLYN
Documentary
TRAVIS KLOSE for the film ARAKIMENTARI
Short Subject
VIKO NIKÇI for the film TAKE IT BACK
Experimental Film
ARTHUR COTTAM for the film PORNOGRAPHIC APATHETIC
Animation
NEAL SOPATA for the film BID ‘EM IN

SPIRIT AWARD
Feature Narrative
ADAM VARDY for the film MENDY
Documentary
HRABBA GUNNARSDOTTIR, TINA NACCACHE, ERICA MARCUS for the film ALIVE IN LIMBO
Short subject
KIMI TAKESUE for the film SUMMER OF THE SERPENT
Experimental
TAINA KONTIO for the film FLY ME TO THE MOON
Animation
TED HINOJOSA for the film FORK OVER THE CHOPSTICK

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

Best New Director
TATIANA STRAUSS for the film SPACE INVADER
Best Producer
ANDREA CACCIA & VITTORIO MORONI for the film ON THE TRAIL OF THE CAT
Best Screenplay
FEDERICO HIDALGO & PAULINA ROBLES for the film A SILENT LOVE
Best Cinematography
FLORIAN HOFFMEISTER for the film LEARNING TO LIE
Best editing
MOIRA DEMOS for the film SPRING IN AWE
Best Original Score / Sound Design
DJ KRUSH for the film ARAKIMENTARI
Best Actor (Female):
VERA FARMIGA for the film DOWN TO THE BONE
Best Actor (Male):
PHIL GRAY for the film DIRTBOX

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