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On Thursday, November 10, 2022, THE ARTISTS FORUM presented its second annual (and first live) Juried Arts Festival Awards Ceremony. The event was held at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) – 16 West 61st, 11th Floor Auditorium, New York, NY from 5:30PM – 8:30PM and featured works by our 2022 Finalists in Music, Photography, Spoken Word, and Choreography, with clips from works by our 2022 filmmakers – all highlighting our 2022 Competition Theme: REFLECTIONS ON THE NATIONAL PSYCHE. See our list of winners with in the accordions below.
The event also included live performances, featuring finalists Nicholson Billey (US) and Oscar Sanders (US), artist networking opportunities, refreshments, and an award ceremony.
JURIED ARTS FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Artist’s Reception: 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Live Performances 6:30PM – 7:00PM
Awards Ceremony: 7:00PM – 7:30PM
Networking Event: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Thank you to our NYIT student interns from both the Manhattan and Long Island Campuses, overseen by Dr. Anne Brown (LI) and Professor Amy Bravo (NYC). A very special thank you to our long-time partner Amy Bravo – Senior Director of Career Success and Experiential Education at NYIT for providing us with an amazing event space donation for this ceremony.
THIS YEAR’S THEME:
Our 2022 Competition Theme: REFLECTIONS ON THE NATIONAL PSYCHE.
THE ARTISTS FORUM invited artists to showcase interpretations for the phrase: Reflections on the National Psyche. The term “national psyche” refers to the collective thinking or attitude of a nation as a whole, and is not specific to any individual nation. This idea can be applied to or in contrast with any cultural ideology. For more information, see our 2022 competition pages for more details.
THE ARTISTS FORUM, now in its 24th year, is a New York City based non-profit arts service organization specializing in events, juried competitions, and media for artists.
Its JURIED ARTS FESTIVAL provides an accessible platform for artists of multiple genres to share their latest, most innovative, and influential works with diverse audiences through juried competition. Participant and Winner benefits include public acknowledgement of exceptional projects and career advancement opportunities for both the artists and their collaborators.
Current opportunities include competitions in music, photography, spoken word, choreography, with other genres forthcoming. We encourage art community members to participate by submitting their best materials for consideration.
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ARTIST OF THE YEAR
2022 ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Aaron Cobbett (US)
FILM AWARDS LISTINGS
2022 FILM WINNERS
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT: An Island Drifts (Vivian Ip, Singapore)
BEST DARK THEMED SHORT: The Pit and the Pendulum – A Musicabre (Danny Ashkenasi, US)
BEST COMEDY SHORT: Teddy Bear (Sara Shelton, US)
BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT: Once I Passed (Martin Gerigk, Germany)
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Good Intentions (Harry James Dwinell, US)
BEST ANIMATED SHORT: Carasoul: A Portrait in Nth Dimensions (Kaeti MacNeil, US)
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: A Feast That Never Comes (M. Juranic, C. Masters, S. Britt, Croatia/US)
BEST STUDENT SHORT: Born Under Punches (Gaoyang Ganjin, China/Singapore)
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE: Facing the Music (Emilio Ruiz Barrachina, Spain)
BEST LGBTQ+ SHORT: The Ceremony (Iman Qureshi)
BEST SOUND DESIGN: Martin Gerigk – (Once I Passed, Martin Gerigk, Germany)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Meg Case & Brad Porter – (Meshes of the After, Case & Porter, US)
BEST EDITING: Stolis Hadjicharalambous – (The Pit…)
BEST SCREENPLAY: Iman Qureshi – (The Ceremony, I Qureshi, UK)
BEST DIRECTOR (tie): Sara Shelton – (Teddy Bear) and Danny Ashkenasi – (The Pit and the Pendulum – A Musicabre)
BEST ACTOR: Danny Ashkenasi – (The Pit and the Pendulum – A Musicabre)
BEST ACTRESS: Keilly McQuail – (Teddy Bear, Sara Shelton)
2022 JURORS AWARD: Danny Ashkenasi – (The Pit and the Pendulum – A Musicabre)
MUSIC AWARDS LISTINGS
2022 MUSIC WINNERS
AMERICANA: “The Homecoming Ball” by Karen Braysher (UK)
CLASSICAL/OPERATIC COMPOSITION: “Observation (No. 5)” by Stefan Kristinkov (US)
CHILDREN’S/HOLIDAY/NOVELTY: “The Seeds of Change” by Karen Braysher (UK)
ELECTRONIC/DANCE: “Competitor” by Sarah Shafey (Canada)
HIP-HOP/RAP: “Blessed” by Famoe (Germany)
INDIE/SINGER-SONGWRITER: “When The Roots Are Deep” by Santino Salvadore (Australia)
ROCK/ALTERNATIVE: “Common Mistake” by Ajay Mathur (India/Switzerland) & Mary Lou von Wyl (Switzerland)
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Famoe for “Blessed” (Germany)
PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS LISTINGS
2022 PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS
FIRST PLACE: “Refugees” by Olga Trehub (Ukraine)
SECOND PLACE: “Ghost Girl” by Andrea Gluckman (US)
THIRD PLACE: “Duality” by Katayoun Afrooz (Iran)
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: “Refugees” by Olga Trehub (Ukraine)
SPOKEN AWARDS LISTINGS
2022 SPOKEN WORD WINNERS
BEST ENHANCED PERFORMANCE: “Beating Traffic” by Carlos Andrés Gómez (US)
BEST EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE: “Stomp Dance Over Reclamation” by Nicholson Billey (US)
BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE: “Bigoted Sadist” by Oscar Sanders (US)
BEST RAW TAKE PERFORMANCE: “The Journey of a Boy and the Guanabana Tree” by Gabriel G Torres (Columbia)
SPOKEN WORD GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Nicholson Billey for “Stomp Dance Over Reclamation” (US)
CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS LISTINGS
2022 CHOREOGRAPHY WINNERS
BEST ENHANCED PERFORMANCE: “A Body Is” by Marco Flores (Spain)
BEST ONE-TAKE PERFORMANCE: “Bite-Sized” by Lauren Blair Smith (US)
BEST BALLET PERFORMANCE: “-4” by Daryen Ru (US)
BEST BEST HIP-HOP / STREET DANCE PERFORMANCE: “Purse First” by Brianna Lisle Campbell & Marisa Fernandez (US)
BEST MODERN DANCE PERFORMANCE: “A Body Is” by Marco Flores (Spain)
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Katherine Larson for “Introspection” (US)