The Terrace Charleston Film Festival announced last week that the documentary “Call of the Ancient Mariner” by David Weintraub was named best movie of the festival. As a result, Weintraub receives $1,500 and the chance to show his movie for a one-week run at the Terrace beginning May 29.
“Call of the Ancient Mariner” was filmed in part on Kiawah and Seabrook islands, as well as on the Isle of Palms. It told the story of man’s fascination with sea turtles.
The winner is determined by theater staff and festival organizers based on audience response and ticket sales, according to Terrace owner Paul Brown. This is the fourth year this “Best of the Festival” prize has been awarded, thanks in part to sponsorship by the Art Institute of Charleston.
North Charleston Arts Festival, which ended May 9, included a fine art and photography competition in which 269 pieces were admitted.
Winners were announced last week. More than $3,000 in cash awards were granted to winners. The competition was judged by Wim Roefs, an independent curator, author, art consultant, exhibition designer and gallery owner.
The overall and first-place winners are:
Best In Show: “Children of the Gilded Age,” an oil painting by Christopher Dotson of Charleston.
North Charleston purchases: “Coney Island Ladies, a watercolor by North Charleston artist Peter Scala; “Windblown” an acrylic painting by Summerville artist Faith Cuda; and “Blue Crab Crawl,” an acrylic painting by Mount Pleasant artist Tracy Gansrow.
Fine Art, Acrylic: “Buying Peanuts” by Debbie Broadway of Florence.
Fine Art, Oil: “Time Machine” by Christopher Dotson of Charleston.
Fine Art, Drawing/Pastel: “The Elephant Man” by Paul Christina of Charleston.
Fine Art, Watercolor: “Underwater School” by Adelia Shirer Ruth of Saluda.
Fine Art, 2-D Mixed Media: “Tulip Tree” by Belle Anderson of Goose Creek.
Professional Photography (color): “Napoleon Complex” by Melissa Habrat of Summerville.
Professional Photography (monochrome): “Old Grand-Dad” by Peter Ingrasselino of Mount Pleasant.
Professional Photography (digitally enhanced): “Eluding Sleep” by Samantha Goss of Charleston.
Amateur Photography (color): “Middleton Reflections” by Jim Miller of Mount Pleasant.
Amateur Photography (monochrome): “Popeye” by Jim Miller of Mount Pleasant
Amateur Photography (digitally enhanced): “Magical Library” by Milire Glenn of Orangeburg.