Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Announces Awards: Virginia Minnesota is Best Feature Film

Queens Gazette – August 22nd, 2018

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema Announces Award Winners at 2nd Annual Gala

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema announced the winners of its 2nd annual event that took place from August 3-12 at Regal Cinema’s UA Midway in Forest Hills, Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens and at the Queens Museum in nearby Flushing Meadows Corona Park. From a pool of nearly 400 film submissions, the festival presented 110 remarkable films from 25 countries. Winners for each competitive category were chosen by the festival’s specially selected jury, and received a unique statuette at the Awards Gala on Sunday, Aug. 12 during a dinner ceremony that took place on the rooftop penthouse of the world-famous Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

And the winners were:

Best Feature Narrative: “Virginia, Minnesota” (Dir. Daniel Stine)

Best Feature Film Winner: “Virginia, Minnesota.” Actress Rachel Hendrix (l.) and (r.) director Daniel Stine. Photo Brian Hotaling