Benny Safdie Poster

Awards

AFI Fest

2014 Nominee
Audience Award
American Independents
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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Awards Circuit Community Awards

2017 Winner
Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders)
Honorable Mentions
Good Time (2017)
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Black Reel Awards

2014 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Independent Documentary
Lenny Cooke (2013)
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Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

2010 Nominee
Best Film
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
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Cahiers du Cinéma

2017 Nominee
Top 10 Film Award
Best Film
Good Time (2017)
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Seventh Place

Cannes Film Festival

2017 Nominee
Palme d'Or
Good Time (2017)
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2009 Nominee
C.I.C.A.E. Award
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
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Chlotrudis Awards

2018 Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Editing
Good Time (2017)
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Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2015 Nominee
Heterodox Award
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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CPH:DOX

2011 Nominee
New Vision Award
Straight Hustle (2011)
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Entrevues Film Festival

2009 Nominee
Grand Prix
Best Film
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
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Film Independent Spirit Awards

2018 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Good Time (2017)
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Best Supporting Male
Good Time (2017)
Best Editing
Good Time (2017)
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2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Editing
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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Nominee
John Cassavetes Award
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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2011 Winner
John Cassavetes Award
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
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Gijón International Film Festival

2009 Nominee
Grand Prix Asturias
Best Film
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
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Gotham Awards

2017 Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
Good Time (2017)
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Nominee
Audience Award
Good Time (2017)
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2015 Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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Nominee
Audience Award
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival

2010 Winner
Grand Prize City of Lisbon
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
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International Cinephile Society Awards

2018 Winner
ICS Award
Best Editing
Good Time (2017)
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2017 Winner
ICS Cannes Award
Prix du Jury
Good Time (2017)
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International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2018 Nominee
INOCA
Best Film Editing
Good Time (2017)
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Runner-up

Jameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival

2017 Nominee
Emeric Pressburger Prize
Good Time (2017)
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Jerusalem Film Festival

2017 Nominee
The Wilf Family Foundation Award
Best International Film
Good Time (2017)
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Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

2014 Winner
TAP Revelation Award
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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Ljubljana International Film Festival

2009 Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Go Get Some Rosemary (2009)
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Locarno International Film Festival

2017 Nominee
Variety Piazza Grande Award
Good Time (2017)
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Montclair Film Festival (MFF)

2015 Nominee
Narrative Feature Competition
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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Online Film Critics Society Awards

2017 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Editing
Good Time (2017)
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Stockholm Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Bronze Horse
Best Film
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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2012 Nominee
Aluminum Horse
Best Short Film
The Black Balloon (2012)
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Sundance Film Festival

2012 Winner
Short Film Jury Prize
Fiction
The Black Balloon (2012)
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Nominee
Short Film Grand Jury Prize
The Black Balloon (2012)
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SXSW Film Festival

2012 Winner
SXSW Wolphin Award
The Black Balloon (2012)
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Nominee
SXSW Grand Jury Award
Narrative Short
The Black Balloon (2012)
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2011 Nominee
SXSW Grand Jury Award
Narrative Short
John's Gone (2010)
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T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland

2015 Nominee
Grand Prix
International Competition
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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Tokyo International Film Festival

2014 Winner
Tokyo Grand Prix
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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Winner
Best Director Award
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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Venice Film Festival

2014 Winner
C.I.C.A.E. Award
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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Nominee
Venice Horizons Award
Best Film
Heaven Knows What (2014)
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2010 Nominee
Venice Horizons Award
Best Short Film
John's Gone (2010)
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