2014 Chain NYC Film Festival

AUGUST 4 – 17, 2014

Featuring over 100 films from all around the world, the 2014 Chain NYC Film Festival doubled in both attendance and submission size.  Packed houses full of audience lovers were able to experience some really magical events.

2014 Special Events

Screening of John Cassavetes’ Shadows with special guest, the star of the film Lelia Goldoni

Reading of Mama at Midnight written by Karen Black.  Starring Sean Young, Andrea McArdle, and Gail Brown



Web Series

Best Narrative Web Series – Slummy Mummy

Best Documentary Web Series – The Inspiration Project


The Shorts

Best of Fest Screening – Dollar Night

Student Short – The Magic Pencil

Best Narrative Super Short – That One Day

Best Documentary Super Short – How You Doin’ Boy?

Best Musical Short – The Gossip Queen

Best Suspense Short – Cry Wolf

Best Comedy Short – We’re Goners, It’s Fine, Relax

Best International Short – Frammenti [Scraps]

Best Cinematography Short – Marius Gulbrandsen – Patrol

Best Documentary Short – Morning Mary Lou

Best Actor Short – Keith Zarriello – Brake

Best Actress Short – Anna Katarina – Untitled Symphony

Best Director – Documentary Short – Todd Stoops – Morning Mary Lou

Best Director – Narrative Short – Rich Devaney – Patrol

Best Narrative Short – Patrol


The Features

Best Original Score – Nothing in Los Angeles

Best Action Feature – 2 Dead 2 Kill

Best Thriller – The EVE

Best International Feature – Backgammon

Best Cinematography – Kenneth Skouboelling (Backgammon)

Best Ensemble – The Widowers

Best Actor – Chris Bellant – The Backseat

Best Actress – Miranda Noelle Wilson – The EVE

Best Director Documentary – Chris Wilson (You Have His Eyes)

Best Director Narrative – Jonathan Scott Chinn (The Widowers)

Audience Award – The EVE


Special Category Awards:

Personal Stories – Karen Black on Acting

Original Ideas – The Video Dating Tape of Desmondo Ray Aged 33 & ¾

New Work – Unafraid Voices from the Crime Victims Treatment Center

New York Filmmaker Award – Benham Jones – Broke


Best Feature Documentary – You Have His Eyes

Best Feature Comedy – The Backseat

Best Feature Narrative – The Widowers

Best of Fest – Virgins Wanted

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