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Writer and director Dennis Cahlo accepts his Adirondack Film Festival audience choice award for his film, "Death and Disco Fries," on Saturday night at The Park Theater in Glens Falls.

After hundreds of ticket holders and filmmakers screened films during the Third Annual Adirondack Film Festival in downtown Glens Falls this week, audiences cast ballots for their favorites.

And at an awards Pparty at The Park Theater in Glens Falls late Saturday night, Chad Rabinovitz, festival director, presented the Audience Choice awards to filmmakers. Several made in New York films were on the list, and “Radium Girls,” produced in Glens Falls and Lake George, was honored with The Best of The Best distinction.

Many filmmakers, like Michael Glover Smith, who won a second place for his feature film, “Rendezvous in Chicago,” were surprised by their win. “I’m thrilled,” he said during the event.

Crowds cheered as awardees were announced, many present to personally pick up their honor.

“Thank you so much, every film I’ve seen here was incredible,” said Dennis Cahlo when awarded Best NY Short for his film, ‘Death (and Disco Fries).’ “And all of you who were brave enough to make a film, I want to share this with you.”

Winners

Best of the Best

“Radium Girls”

Directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler

Best Headliner

First Place: “Science Fair”

Directed by Cristina Constantini and Darren foster

Second Place: “Three Identical Strangers”

Directed by Tim Wardle

Best Feature Film

First Place: “Skippers”

Directed by Aaron Wertheimer

Second Place: “Rendezvous in Chicago”

Directed by Michael Glover Smith

Best Experimental Short

First Place: “Brown Fish”

Second Place: “Cooking with Connie”

Directed by Stavit Allweis

Best Documentary Short

First Place: “Do We Belong”

Directed by Sofian Khan

Second Place: “The Driver is Red”

Directed by Randall Christopher

Best NY Short

First Place: “Death (and Disco Fries)”

Directed by Dennis Cahlo

Second Place: “Sins of the Son”

Directed by Matt Newton

Best Dramatic Short

First Place: “Quantum”

Directed by Ryan Willard

Second place: “Fevah”

Directed by Randall Dottin

Best Comedy Short

First Place: “The Importance of Sex Education”

Directed by L. Elizabeth Powers

Second Place: “Locker Room Talk”

Directed by Penny Penniston

— Kathleen

Phalen-Tomaselli,

Special to the Post Star

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