L.E.S. Film Fest Announces 2016 Winners

Joey Skaggs in "Art of the Prank"

Joey Skaggs in “Art of the Prank”

The 2016 Lower East Side Film Festival winners were announced at the closing night party at 310 Bowery last night. Actor Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, Training Day) casting director and producer Cindy Tolan (Straight Outta Compton), Steve Farneth (Cinetic Media), and actor Raul Castillo (HBO’s Looking) chose the best films from this year’s lineup.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best of Fest, The LESFF Prix D’OrArt of the Prank – By Andrea Marini
Audience AwardThe Babymooners – By Shaina Feinberg & Chris Manley
Best Feature FilmAmericana – By Zachary Shedd
Best Live Action Short Film Killer – By Matt Kazman
Best Animated Short FilmThe Mega Plush: Episode I – By Matt Burniston
Best Music Video – The Knocks’ Collect My Love – By Austin Peters, Music by The Knocks, featuring Alex Newell
Best Documentary Short FilmErosion – By Brandon Bloch, Tim Sessler and Brandon Bray
The Advocacy Award Presented by Here TVVideo – By Randy Yang
The LESFF Neighborhood AwardStreit’s: Matzo and the American Dream – By Michael Levine