Winners of the 2018 Lighthouse International Film Festival Announced

Jun 13, 2018
Photo by: Jack Reynolds

The 10th annual Lighthouse International Film Festival on LBI ended Sunday, leaving only memories of the four days of movies, documentaries, short films and virtual reality experiences.

Here are the awards announced during the closing party on Sunday at Joe Pop’s Shore Bar in Ship Bottom. “Night Comes On” and director Jordana Spiro won both the Grand Jury Award for a narrative feature and the Audience Award in that category. “The Fever and The Fret” and director Cath Gulick won the Narrative Feature Special Jury Award. The Spotlight Audience Award Narrative went to “Easy” and director Andrea Magnani.

Next, in the Documentary Feature category, the Grand Jury Award was given to “Phantom Cowboys” and director Daniel Patrick Carbone. “306 Hollywood” directed by Elan and Jonathan Bogarin won the Special Jury Award. “Half The Picture” by director Amy Adrion won the audience award

The Spotlight Audience Award for a documentary went to “Daughters Of The Sexual Revolution: the Unauthorized Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders” by director Dana Adam Shapiro and producer Carra Greenberg.

The Grand Jury Award for a Documentary Short went to “Brooklyn” and director Charles A. Mysak. “Nobody Loves Me” by directors Jeff Reichert and Farihan Zaman won the Special Jury award.

The Grand Jury Award for Narrative Short Film was given to “Atlantic City” and director Miguel Alvarez. “Still Water Runs Deep” by director Abbesi Akhanie won the Special Jury Award Screenwriting Narrative Short. The Short Film Audience Award went to “Head Above Water” by director Eric Shahinian.

“Lost Kings” directed by Terrance Smalls won the Grand Award Storytellers in the new category. The Storytellers Audience Award ended in a tie between “Unspeakable” by director Milena Govich and “Adventure Capital” by co-directors Everett Glovier and Zach Myers.

The Best High School Student Film was given to “Pick Again” by Kieran Sherry and Will Vinsko.

Kelly Travis won the Pat Dengler Volunteer of the Year Award. Also, the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences received a special Community Service Award for serving as a welcoming venue for 14 films or shorts blocks.

The Lighthouse International Film Society screens films all year long. Check the website lighthousefilmfestival.org for schedules, updates and news. —P.J.

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