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Manhattan Independent Film Festival
2022 Awards

Manhattan Independent Film Festival Unveils Award Winners Of Its Comeback Edition


After a five-year hiatus, the Manhattan Independent Film Festival made a comeback last week, and it is here to stay. Festival host and manager Maarten Cornelis: “Filmmakers and fans from all walks of life gathered Thursday last week for the reopening of the Manhattan Independent Film Festival. Everyone was super excited about our selection of movies and the relaunch of the festival. After a meet and greet, paired with wine and delicious food, we gathered in the Screening Room at the prestigious 500 Park Avenue. We watched the 2022 selection, ending with an overwhelming applause. We are happy to announce that we will be making the 500 Park Avenue Screening Room the home of our festival and we will be back next year for a 3-day event, which will include free entrance. We can't wait to see you back in 2023!”


The Manhattan Independent Film Festival is pleased to share with you today the award winners of the 2022 edition:


Best Narrative Film

Ousmane (Canada)

By Jorge Camarotti


Best Documentary Film

Scars (Canada)

By Alex Anna


Best Acting

Kyle Chen in Idol (Australia) by Alex Wu


Best Experimental Film

Heat Wave Hallucination (USA)

By Jil Guyon


Best Foreign Film

Metube: August Sings 'UNA Furtiva Lagrima' (Austria)

By Daniel Moshel


Best Drama Film

Mamma (Norway)

By Aslak Danbolt


Best Underground Film

2020 (USA)

By Tom Bessoir


Best Comedy Film

The Pitch (USA)

By Eno Freedman Brodmann


Congratulations to all!


A new Call for Entries has been launched today on FilmFreeway for the next edition, which will take place November 8-10, 2023. Submit your film now.

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