The AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival concluded Sunday night, November 16th, in the Cinerama Dome at Arclight Hollywood with the world premiere of Newmarket Films’ “MONSTER.” Written and directed by AFI Alumna Patty Jenkins, the film stars Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci who were among those in attendance.
In welcoming remarks, Festival Director of Programming Nancy Collet and Festival Director Christian Gaines announced the winners of the AFI FEST 2003 Audience Awards and congratulated the Jury Award winners who received their prizes at a presentation ceremony on Friday Night at CineSpace.
INTERNATIONAL SHORTS COMPETITION
GRAND JURY PRIZE ^ “DEEP SILENCE / SILENCIO PROFUNDO” (Mexico) ^ Directed by Gustavo Loza
HONORABLE MENTION ^ “AMERICAN MADE” (USA) ^ Directed By Sharat Raju
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
GRAND JURY PRIZE ^ “BEAH: A BLACK WOMAN SPEAKS” (USA) ^ Directed by LisaGay Hamilton
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION
GRAND JURY PRIZE ^ “OLD, NEW, BORROWED AND BLUE” (Denmark) ^ Directed by Natasha Arthy
BEST SHORT FILM ^ “FRAGILE” (Germany) ^ Directed by Sikander Goldau
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM ^ “DOUBLE DARE” (USA) ^ Directed by Amanda Micheli
BEST FEATURE FILM ^ “IN AMERICA” (Ireland) ^ Directed by Jim Sheridan