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


The Features

Best Original Score
Nothing in Los Angeles

Best Action Feature
2 Dead 2 Kill

Best Thriller

Best International Feature

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


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