Stony Brook Film Festival winners announced


Mary Stuart Masterson, making her directorial debut with "The Cake Eaters," won the jury award for best feature at the 13th annual Stony Brook Film Festival Saturday night.

Taking the audience-choice prize for best feature was "Children of Glory," about the 1956 Hungarian revolt against Soviet domination. In the shorts category: "In the Name of the Son" won the jury award for its depiction of the siege of Sarajevo; Bill Block's uplifting "The Drummer" was voted audience favorite. Kari Skogland's "The Stone Angel," starring Ellen Burstyn and Ellen Page, won a special achievement award.

Masterson, who appeared at the Staller Center's screening of "Cake Eaters," directed the film written by Jayce Bartok, who co-starred with Bruce Dern, Elizabeth Ashley, Jesse Martin and Kristen Stewart as a high school girl with a deteriorating genetic disorder who wants to live a little before it's too late. The film will be released in February.



From "The Cake Eaters", Mary Stuart Masterson's directorial debut at  the 10-day Stony Brook Film Festival starting July 17 at Stony Brook University.