Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Explorer film wins award at Snowtown Film Festival

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“Have a Nice Day Forever” wins Grand Prize at Snowtown Film Festival
Watertown, NY – “Have a Nice Day Forever,” written and directed by Tatiana Delaunay, wins the Grand Prize at the 9th Annual Snowtown Film Festival which concluded on Saturday, February 18th. The twenty minute short film depicts two witty and confused men who become friends whilst wandering the woods surrounding Oslo, in search of a suitable place to camp, in the middle of winter. Have a Nice Day Forever was filmed in Norway.
Director Tatiana Delaunay is a French-Italian director based in Oslo, where she is studying a Masters in Directing at the National Academy of the Arts. She holds a BA from Central Saint Martins in London.
A film made for Adirondack Explorer about a Cranberry Lake artist won Best Documentary Short: “Bob Jones Decoy Carver,” directed by Emma French. Click here to watch it.
In addition to the Grand Prize, the following films were also honored by the festival:
  • Best Comedic Short- “Musical Mayhem,” directed by Alexander Griffin
  • Best Animated Short – “Kiss N’ Ride,” directed by Olivia Jensen
  • Best Documentary Short – “Bob Jones Decoy Carver” directed by Emma French
  • Winter Through Film Award – “Go to the Woods,” directed by Lucie Prost
  • North Country Filmmaker Award – “Changing With the Seasons” directed by Ashley Seybolt
  • North Country Filmmaker Award – “Evelyn” directed by Kayleigh Marie Porkarski
  • NNY Screenplay Award – “Senior Ditch Day,” written by Matthew Nicholson
Snowtown Film Festival partnered with WPBS-TV for this year’s celebration of winter through film, broadcasting official film selection on WPBS-TV for four Saturdays.
A panel of judges selected films from nearly 400 submitted for consideration from throughout the world. This year’s finalists included over forty films from 13 countries, including Northern NY and Canada.
Photo at top: Adirondack decoy maker and carver Bob Jones at his Cranberry Lake studio. Tom French photo

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