MONIFF 2016 Archive

brian oakes, jonathan daniels award winner 2016 for jim: the james foley story

The Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF) held April 14-16, 2016 included feature narratives, feature documentaries, a shorts program and industry panels.

The 2016 Jonathan Daniels award was presented to Jim, directed by Brian Oakes. Oakes is a director from Wolfeboro, New Hampshire based in Brooklyn. He began his career in film as a designer and creative director. His motion graphics work has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival with Wordplay, I.O.U.S.A, These Amazing Shadows, and Hot Coffee. Other film and television work includes Freakonomics, Inequality for All, African American Lives, Finding Vivian Maier and Living with Lincoln. Brian received his BFA in communication design from Syracuse University. Jim marks Brian’s feature-film directorial debut.