FILM THREAT’S 2007 AFI FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP (PART 3)

Most festivals give out awards the final day of the festival, and the 2007 AFI Film Festival was no different. Here’s the breakdown of the 2007 AFI Film Festival award winners:

JURY AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION
GRAND JURY PRIZE:
“Munyurangabo”
Dir: Lee Isaac Chung
Prod: Lee Isaac Chung
Exec Prod: Han Gil Chung, Robert Liang, Alex Hsiong Chu
Cast: Jeff Rutagengwa, Eric Ndorunkundiye, Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka Rwanda/USA

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
GRAND JURY PRIZE:
“Afghan Muscles” and “Operation Filmmaker”

“Afghan Muscles”
Dir: Andreas Mol Dalsgaard
Prod: Jesper Morthorst, Michael Haslund-Christensen Denmark

“Operation Filmmaker”
Dir: Nina Davenport
Prod: Nina Davenport, David Schisgall. USA

INTERNATIONAL SHORTS COMPETITION
GRAND JURY PRIZE:
“Spider”
Dir: Nash Edgerton Australia

BEST ANIMATED SHORT:
“I Met The Walrus”
DIR Josh Raskin Canada

AUDIENCE AWARDS

BEST FEATURE:
“The Diving Bell and Butterfly”

BEST DOCUMENTARY:
“Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story”

BEST SHORT:
“Kids + Money”

Also “Heckler” director Michael Addis won the Special Audi “Truth in Art” Short Film Competition.

But let’s bring the focus back to Film Threat, and our coverage for the 2007 AFI Film Festival. As this week rolls out, we’ll be adding more reviews and interviews to the list below, but for those of you who may’ve been wondering about what we thought about what we saw, follow the links:

FILM THREAT REVIEWS!

“Aftermath on Meadowlark Lane”
“Big Rig”
“Bitch”
“Black and White Trypps Number Three”
“Caramel”
“Confessions of a Superhero”
“Deficit”
“Echo”
“Everything Will Be OK”
“God Provides”
“Heckler”
“The Hunter”
“In Search of a Midnight Kiss”
“The Last Mistress”
“The Living Wake”
“Manuela y Manuel”
“Margot at the Wedding”
“On the Road with Judas”
“Searchers 2.0″
“Secret Sunshine”
“Smiley Face”
“Solos”
“Southland Tales”
“The Unforeseen”

And that’s the end of the 2007 AFI Film Festival. We’ve still got a few reviews and interviews pending for the fest, but we say our official goodnight to the festival here. A great year for a great festival, can’t wait to do it all again next year!

Mark Bell, Editor-still-looking-for-a-parking spot




Posted on November 13, 2007 in Features by
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