Announcing Awards Winners and Encore Screenings

We continue to revel in the joy of last week’s Nitehawk Shorts Festival, which took place from March 2-6 at both our Williamsburg and Prospect Park locations. Over the course of six sold out shows with nearly all films represented by directors, crew and/or cast in person, plus an Opening and Closing party with three incredible cocktail specials, there was such warmth and good spirits to share.

If you missed out, we have good news: we have a couple of Encore programs including this year’s award winners and other programmer favorites! Tickets are now on sale for:

Prospect Park
Jury Favorites, Saturday, March, 19
Audience Award Winners, Sunday, March, 20

Williamsburg
Jury Favorites, Saturday, March, 26
Audience Award Winners, Sunday, March, 27

Below are winners for this year, and a selection of pictures from Opening and Closing Nite shows and parties.

Jury Prize Winner
NYC Tips and Tricks / Amber Schaefer

Jury Prize Runner Up
Cousins / Mandy Marcus

Music Driven Winner                   
Mercy / Nalani Williams

Midnite Winner                   
Inheritance / Annalise Lockhart

New Filmmaker Award
In Loving Memory (Of Who We Used to Be) / Vicky Lee

Audience Award: Opening
The Soldier / Sam & Trip Cullman

Audience Award: Matinee
Threads of Desire / Bianca DiMarco

Audience Award: Music           
Nuevo Rico / Kristian Mercado

Audience Award: NoBudge
Please Enjoy Your Stay / Tynan Delong

Audience Award: Midnite
           
El Extraño en la Casa Rivera / Esteban Bailey

Audience Award: Closing
You and Me This Summer / Emily Berge, Spencer Thielmann

PRIZES

Thanks to our sponsors for providing incredible prizes to our incredible filmmakers! Here’s what each prize winner receives.

FESTIVAL JURY WINNER
Post-production sound services from HEARD CITY ($16k value)
Post-production coloring services from IRVING HARVEY ($20k value)
One year Artist Membership from the VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, New York ($200 value)

FESTIVAL JURY RUNNER-UP
Boris FX Bundle (featuring Boris FX Sapphire, Boris FX Continuum, Boris FX Mocha Pro) one-year subscription from BORIS FX ($1195 value)
One year Artist Membership from the VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, New York ($200 value)

MIDNITE PRIZE
Boris FX Bundle (featuring Boris FX Sapphire, Boris FX Continuum, Boris FX Mocha Pro) one-year subscription from BORIS FX ($1195 value)
One year Artist Membership from the VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, New York ($200 value)

MUSIC DRIVEN PRIZE
Prize package featuring GS1000e headphones and photo cartridge from GRADO LABS ($1350 value)
One year Artist Membership from the VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, New York ($200 value)

FIRST TIME FILMMAKER AWARD
Post-production coloring services from NICE SHOES ($20k value)
$500 awarded to a selected debut short film by a filmmaker screening in NSF19
One year Artist Membership from the VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, New York ($200 value)

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
Pro-Accounts from VIMEO (eligible during Opening Nite, Midnite, Music Driven, Matinee One, NoBudge and Closing Nite – $199 value each).