Announcing the Northside DIY Film Competition Winners


For the fourth year running the Northside DIY Film Competition invaded Williamsburg. Audiences at Videology were treated to some of the finest up-and-coming films over four days. The Feature prize was selected by a jury comprised of: Joana Vicente, Parker Posey, Ira Sachs, Matthew Grady and Kentucker Audley. The Short Prize is selected by audience vote. After a tough deliberation, Northside Film is proud to announce the following winners:

For the 2014 Feature Prize:

For its brazen and provocative use of both autobiography and cinema, and its brilliantly reveling personal vice, the Northside DIY Film Competition jury gives the Feature Prize to Joanna Arnow for i hate myself : )

For it’s authenticity in character and voice we give a special jury mention for emerging voice to runner-up Misha Spivack for Human Geography.

For its intimate examination of young people condemned to life behind bars we give a special jury mention for activism in cinema to honorable mention Tirtza Even for Natural Life.

For the 2014 Short Prize:

The Northside DIY Film Competition Short Prize is awarded to Andrew Ellis for Eleanor Ambos Interiors.

The close-runner up belongs to another short documentary, Elvis Loses His Excess & Other Tales From The World’s Longest Yard Sale, directed by Riley Hooper.

An honorable mention for the short film A White Suit, directed by Matt Spevack and Joey Fishman.

Winners will receive a cash prize from Northside Film, who will also host a Special Screening Event for the Northside Film DIY Competition winners. Stay tuned for a post here with the official date for that screening!

Other Prizes include: 

MOFILM will provide a $2,500 production grant for a MOFILM production plus mentorship from MOFILM talent.

DCTV will provide both winners with $800 in certificates for equipment rentals, post-production services, and workshops.

CSI Rentals will provide both winners with $250 in gift certificates

IFP will donate one year of IFP membership, which includes access to IFP’s resources and a yearlong subscription to Filmmaker Magazine.  Winners will also receive free tickets to a 5 day Filmmaker Conference during Independent Film Week.

Call for 2015 submissions will open in December 2014.  Congrats again to our 2014 entrants and winners!

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