AFI FEST has announced its 2005 Award winners with Norway’s KISSED BY WINTER as the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for International Feature Competition. THE REFUGEE ALL STARS received the Aquafina Pure Vision Award International Documentary Grand Jury Prize of a $10,000 unrestricted grant for filmmakers Zach Niles and Banker White. The Shorts Jury Prize went to Germany’s DELIVERY, who also received the Audience Award for Best Short.
Meanwhile, the Audience Award for Best Feature Film was a tie between Canada’s C.R.A.Z.Y. and South Africa/UK’s TSOTSI. THROUGH THE FIRE won the NETFLIX Audience Award for Best Documentaryâ€”a $5,000 unrestricted grant for directors Jonathan Hock and Alistair Christopher.
Here are the award winners:
INTERNATIONAL SHORTS COMPETITION
GRAND JURY PRIZE ^ DELIVERY (Germany) ^ Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Editor: Till Nowak
SPECIAL MENTION ^ LUCKY (South Africa) ^ Dir/Scr/Prod: Avie Luthra
GREEN BUSH (Australia) ^ Dir/Scr: Warwick Thornton; Prod: Kath Shelper
Aquafina Pure Vision Award
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION GRAND JURY PRIZE ^ ($10,000 unrestricted grant) ^ THE REFUGEE ALL STARS (USA) ^ Directors: Zach Niles and Banker White; Prod: Zach Niles
SPECIAL MENTION ^ FACTOR 8: THE ARKANSAS PRISON BLOOD SCANDAL (USA/Canada) ^ Dir/Scr/Prod/Ed: Kelly Duda
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION
GRAND JURY PRIZE ^ KISSED BY WINTER/ VINTERKYSS (Norway) ^ Dir: Sara Johsen; Scr: StÃ¥le Stein Berg; Prod: Christian Fredrik Martin, Asle Vatn
SPECIAL MENTION ^ TSOTSI (South Africa/UK) ^ Dir/Scr: Gavin Hood; Prod: Peter Fudakowski
BEST SHORT FILM ^ DELIVERY (Germany) ^ Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Editor: Till Nowak
NETFLIX AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY ^ ($5,000 unrestricted grant) ^ THROUGH THE FIRE (USA) ^ Dir: Jonathan Hock and Alistair Christopher; Co-Prod: Philip Aromando
BEST FEATURE FILM – TIE ^ C.R.A.Z.Y. ^ Dir: Jean-Marc Vallä»”, Scr: Jean-Marc Vallä»” and Franè…”is Boulay;
Prod: Pierre Even
TSOTSI (South Africa/UK) ^ Dir: Gavin Hood; Scr: Gavin Hood, based on the novel by Athol Fugard; Prod: Peter Fudakowski
For more info, visit the AFI website.