2017 Northeast Film Festival Award Winners Announced

2017 Northeast Film Festival Award Winners AnnouncedThe 2017 Northeast Film Festival awards gala, red carpet event was presented this weekend in Teaneck Cinemas. NEFF, one of New Jersey's acclaimed film festivals, awarded filmmakers, actors, writers and producers throughout the United States and internationally, in varies genres. Past years have included both Oscar and Emmy winners and nominees, with a selection of those films becoming eligible for Oscar consideration.

Award hosts, both past and present, include comedian Mary Dimino (Scared Skinny), Vinnie Pastore (Sopranos), David Harris (The Warriors), Fatima Ptacek (voice of Dora the Explorer), and Larry Rosen (After the Outbreak).

The 2017 Northeast Film Festival winners are as follows;

BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURE

Madelyn Dundon for Getting Grace

BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURE

Kevin Bernhardt for Shiner

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A FEATURE

Shannon Staller for Shiner

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A FEATURE

Malcolm McDowell for American Satan

BEST DIRECTOR OF A FEATURE

Daniel Roebuck for Getting Grace

BEST FEATURE

Getting Grace

BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT

Victoria Ratermanis for The Rose Garden

BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT

Mark Feuerstein for Last Night in Rozzie

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SHORT

Jade Pettyjohn for The Black Ghiandola

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SHORT

Chad L. Coleman for The Black Ghiandola

BEST DIRECTOR OF A SHORT

Jesse R. Tendler for Deadbeat

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

American Satan

BEST SCREENPLAY

Shiner written by Kevin Bernhardt

JURY PRIZE - (HOST TO STAR ACTRESS)

Mary Dimino for The New Roommate

DIRECTOR'S CHOICE

Reality Disorder

FEMALE FILMMAKER

Saila Kariat for The Valley

BEST DOCUMENTARY

All American

BEST CONCEPT

Shy Guys

BEST SHORT

Cul-De-Sac

BEST UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY

The Back End written by Dan Gessner

AUDIENCE CHOICE FEATURE

Getting Grace

AUDIENCE CHOICE SHORT

The Rose Garden

Pictured in photo (left to right): Daniel Roebuck (Winner Best Director, Marsha Dietlein (Nominee Best Supporting Actress), Madelyn Dundon (Winner Best Actress), Mary Dimino (Winner Jury Prize Actress), Duane Whitaker (Nominee Best Supporting Actor), Alexa Mcfillin (Nominee Best Supporting Actress)

The Northeast Film Festival, curated by award-winning director Larry Rosen, runs annually at the historic Teaneck Cinemas in Teaneck, New Jersey. For more info about NEFF visit wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_Film_Festival and facebook.com/NortheastFilmFestival.


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