Kew Gardens film fest winners announced
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Left to right: Mia Arfuso, Francesco Calogero, Rankin Hickman, Zachary Raines, John Siciliani, Jermaine Manigault and Erika Citrin.  Photo by Patrick Conti.
Left to right: Mia Arfuso, Francesco Calogero, Rankin Hickman, Zachary Raines, John Siciliani, Jermaine Manigault and Erika Citrin. Photo by Patrick Conti.
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The winners for the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema were announced on the last day of the inaugural festival.

Winners for each competitive category were chosen by the festival’s specially selected jury, and received a statuette at the Grand Awards Gala on Sunday during a dinner ceremony that took place on the rooftop penthouse of the world-famous Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

The jurors included Rodney Ferrer, director of the critically acclaimed web series “City of Mercy”; actress Marlene Forte of “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Dallas”; Sam Adelman, assistant editor on “Donnie Brasco,” “Practical Magic” and “Desperately Seeking Susan”; Tassos Rigopoulos, award-winning Forest Hills filmmaker and assistant professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College; Nicole Tsien, associate producer of the PBS multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary series “POV”; and Allan Knee, writer of “Little Women” on Broadway and the film and stage versions of “Finding Neverland.”

Screenings and panels took place at Kew Gardens Cinemas, the Queens Museum and Maple Grove Cemetery.

Winners included

Best Feature Narrative: ACCIDENTS

Best Feature Documentary: THE LAST STOP

Best Short Narrative: THE IMMACULATE MISCONCEPTION

Best Short Documentary: ALL OR NOTHING

Best Experimental/Animation: ONE WAY TOWN

Audience Choice Award, Best Feature: SECOND SPRING

Audience Choice Award, Best Short: LANGUAGE IS DEAD

Best Director: Zachary Raines, ACCIDENTS

Best Actress: Elaine Partnow, SLIPAWAY

Best Actor: Jordi Vilasuso, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Center, ALL I WANT

Best Supporting Actor: John Siciliani, ACCIDENTS

Best Screenplay: GRAND UNIFIED THEORY

Best Cinematography: STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY

Best Editing: DARK MERIDIAN

Best Sound Editing: STREETWRITE

Best Makeup & FX: STANLEY A MAN OF VARIETY

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