FESTIVALS: Wroclaw American Film Festival Wraps First Edition

FNE Staff 2010-10-25

The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience Awards, chosen by the public as their favorites among the films presented over the past five days in Wroclaw, Poland.

The winner of the American Independent Narrative Audience Award is WINTER'S BONE, the celebrated debut by filmmaker Debra Granik. The winner of the Documentary Features Audience Award is THE TWO ESCOBARS, the feature debut of the writer/director team of Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist.

"We wanted to bring the best quality American films from the past and the present to Poland with this initiative", Festival Director Roman Gutek declared. "With our experience of the ERA New Horizons Film Festival, we know that Wroclaw is a film-loving city and that locals and those who visited the city this past week specifically to see these films came away with strong impressions and an appreciation of what the American independent cinema movement is. For next year, we are considering a longer festival with even more films and special events."

The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL is organized by the New Horizons Association, which also presents the ERA NEW HORIZONS International Film Festival (http://www.enh.pl/) in July, named by the Polish Film Institute as the most important film event in the country. For more information, visit:



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