Apocalypse Films adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s psychological thriller, Crime & Punishment, has been celebrated with multiple awards in mid-2016.
In home soil, Melbourne Australia, the film has been embraced by two of the major festivals; the Made in Melbourne Film Festival and the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. These two very popular festivals awarded Crime and Punishment the BEST FILM awards respectively. MUFF also tapped the film for Best Actor (Lee Mason), Best Director (Andrew O’Keefe) and Best Screenplay. We are thrilled to be recognised by these wonderful festivals. Many thanks to Festival Directors Richard Wolstencroft (MUFF) and Ivan Malekin (MIM).
Across the ocean, the 21st Indie Gathering in Ohio, USA, turned out to be a very successful outing for the film, winning the award for Best Crime Drama. Even more impressive is the two acting awards that the film collected; Lee Mason took home the Best Actor award for his menacing yet touching portrayal of the tortured Raskolnikov. Christopher Bunworth was tapped for Best Supporting Actor for his performance of Raskolnikov’s foil, Inspector Porfiry. The two actors are the lynch-pin of the film’s narrative therefore it is fitting that they were acknowledged in this way.
In Lithuania, the Ramunas Atelier International Film Awards bestowed the Best Film award on Crime and Punishment in early October 2016. The festival takes place annually at the historic village Mickūnai, near capital of Lithuania, Vilnius.
FULL LIST OF AWARDS AND SCREENINGS:
WINNER – BEST FILM – Made in Melbourne 2016 – (Australia)
WINNER – BEST FILM – Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2016 – (Australia)
WINNER – BEST ACTOR (Lee Mason) – Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2016- (Australia)
WINNER – BEST DIRECTOR – Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2016- (Australia)
WINNER – BEST SCREENPLAY – Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2016- (Australia)
WINNER – BEST FILM – Ramunas Atelier Film Festival 2016 – (Lithuania)
WINNER – BEST CRIME DRAMA – The Indie Gathering 2016 – (USA)
WINNER – BEST ACTOR (Lee Mason) – The Indie Gathering 2016 – (USA)
WINNER – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Christopher Bunworth) – The Indie Gathering 2016 – (USA)
WINNER – BEST FEATURE – International Independent FIlm Awards 2016 – (Canada)
WINNER – GRAND JURY PRIZE – Los Angeles World Film Festival 2016 – (Canada)
WINNER – BEST LOW BUDGET FEATURE – Toronto International Film Awards – (USA
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Barni International Film Festival 2016 – (Russia)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Goddess on the Throne 2016 – (Kosovo)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Phnom Penh International Film Festival 2016 – (Cambodia)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Laughlin Film Festival 2016 – (USA)