The inaugural event in New York ran from Mar 1-4 and honoured Diego Rougier’s Sal with the grand prize and the reward of theatrical distribution through Cinema Libre.

Amélie Van Elmbt won best director prize for Headfirst and Max Weissberg won the writing award for Summertime.

In other honours, Neal Bledsoe and Alice De Lencquesaing shared the best acting prize for Summertime and Headfirst, respectively.

Martin Scorsese [pictured] presented Darren Aronofsky with the John Huston Award for outstanding achievement in cinema.

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