FRIARS CLUB COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 WINNERS

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(New York, NY) April 10, 2013 – Winners for the 2013 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival were announced today.  The festival, which proved to be a raucous and rowdy week of films, took place in theaters across the city, as well as at the historic social club in midtown Manhattan, and featured films that were presented with Jury, Audience and Special Award honors. International films dominated the Jury Awards, with Discoverdale taking the Best Narrative Comedy FeatureHer Master’s Voice winning Best Comedy DocumentarySaving The Human Race winning Best Comedy Short Film and Nikolaj Lie Kaas receiving a Special Jury Award for Comedic Acting in Almost Perfect.

 

Feature Films receiving Jury Awards were selected from the Narrative Comedy Feature and Documentary Comedy Feature Competition categories. The FCCFF also announced the Jury Award-winners in Comedy Short Film Competition, as well as Special Jury Awards. These included an award for Standout Comedic Acting, and the recognition of Best Comedic Music Video and Audience Awards.

“The Friars Club is proud to present these awards to such deserving films,” said Charlie Prince, Executive Director of the FCCFF. “This year’s Comedy Film Festival winners reflect a fresh take on comedy by smart and creative filmmakers who are taking the genre to whole new levels.”

 

Juries for the Friars Club Fifth Annual Comedy Film Festival consisted of the following:

·       Narrative Comedy Feature Competition:

Alex Karpovsky, Jeremy Kipp-Walker, Michael Walker

 

·       Documentary Comedy Feature Competition:

Liselle Feingold, Aaron Hillis, Jordan Hoffman

 

·       Comedy Short Film Competition:

Dane Hanson, Robert Profusek, Ryan Silbert

The complete list of 2013 FCCFF Award Winners are:

 

Comedy Feature Film Jury Awards

NARRATIVE COMEDY FEATURE COMPETITION

Grand Jury Winner: DISCOVERDALE (Director: George Kane)

Special Jury Award for Comedic Acting:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas in ALMOST PERFECT

 

DOCUMENTARY COMEDY FEATURE COMPETITION

Grand Jury Winner: HER MASTER’S VOICE (Director: Nina Conti)

 

Comedy Short Film Jury Awards
COMEDY SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Grand Jury Winner: SAVING THE HUMAN RACE (Director: Stian Hafstad)

Special Jury Award Winner, Best Comedic Anal Music Video: BUTT DRUNK (Directors: Amanda DeSimone, Greg Emetaz)

Narrative Comedy Feature Film Audience Award

NARRATIVE COMEDY FEATURE FILM AUDIENCE AWARD

Audience Award Winner: FEEDING MR. BALDWIN (Director: Will Prescott)

 

Documentary Comedy Feature Film Audience Award

DOCUMENTARY COMEDY FEATURE FILM AUDIENCE AWARD

Audience Award Winner: WOMEN AREN’T FUNNY (Director: Bonnie McFarlane)

 

Spotlight Comedy Feature Film Audience Award

SPOTLIGHT COMEDY FEATURE FILM AUDIENCE AWARD

Audience Award Winner: XMAS WITHOUT CHINA (Director: Alicia Dwyer)

 

Comedy Short Film Audience Award

COMEDY SHORT FILM AUDIENCE AWARD

Audience Award Winner: YOU’RE NOT THAT CRAZY (Director: Jason Sokoloff)

 

 

“The Friars Club is proud to present these awards to such deserving films,” said Charlie Prince, Executive Director of the FCCFF. “This year’s Comedy Film Festival winners reflect a fresh take on comedy by smart and creative filmmakers who are taking the genre to whole new levels.”

 

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Ken Conn (Chef Cajun Ken) is the host of the TV network show Cajun in the City. The show is filmed in New York City and airs weekly to over two million households covering three networks. The show is also airing on SWIG TV and China’s Youku network. Ken started cooking Cajun cuisine onboard a Louisiana tug boat in the mid 90’s and fell in love with the style, history and flavor. His goal is to get people in the kitchen and bring the Bayou to the Big Apple through his cooking show series. A cookbook and hot sauce is in production and scheduled to be released soon. Cajun in the City is the only cooking show in America that works with and re airs the Justin Wilson show. Ken is the restaurant review and recipe writer for the Times Square Chronicles. He is a weekly speaker on talk show Times Square Beat.

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