And the winners are…February 25, 2016
Providence Children’s Film Festival Announces 2016 Awards
The Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) wrapped up its seventh festival season by announcing Audience Choice and Special Jury Awards, along with a new Hasbro Inc. Special Hospital Jury Award. This year’s festival included 16 feature-length films (including 10 Rhode Island premieres) and over 75 shorts from around the world.
In the category of Audience Choice Awards, Best Feature Film went to LANDFILL HARMONIC, (USA-Paraguay, 2015 / Spanish (w/English subtitles) / Dir. Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley). Second Place went to PAPER PLANES (Australia, 2014 / Dir. Robert Connolly) and Third Place went to RAINBOW (India, 2015 / Dir. Nagesh Kukunoor).
The award for Best Short went to SUPERSONIC (United Kingdom, 2015 / English and sign language / Dir. Samuel Dore). Second Place went to BEAR STORY (Chile, 2015 / Dir. Gabriel Osorio Vargas) and Third Place was awarded to THE PRESENT (Germany, 2014 / Dir. Jacob Frey).
In the category of Special Jury Awards, Best Feature went to T-REX (USA, 2015 / Dir. Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari) and THIS TIME IT’S SHOPPING (USA, 2015 / Dir. Chek Wingo) received the Best Short award.
New this year, PCFF brought the film festival experience to hospitalized children through a new pilot program with funding received from the Hasbro Children’s Fund, the grantmaking arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The “HASBRO INC. Film Festival Jury” is uniquely designed for hospitalized children to participate in the Festival, giving young patients the opportunity to watch and review a curated selection of films and choose a winner for the 2016 Hasbro Inc. Special Hospital Jury Award. The film receiving the first-ever Hasbro Inc. Special Hospital Jury Award is the short film HANSEL & GRETEL (USA, 2014 / Music / Dir. Soyeon Kim).