Success is definitely in the numbers — witness the 30,000-plus crowd that attended the two-week 10th Annual Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, which ran from [ April 26th ] through [ May 7th, 2001 ] . This stat alone makes the event the largest film festival in the history of Philadelphia and one of the largest in the United States.
Add to this the impressive slate of winning films for 2001, and it’s safe to say that we can expect even bigger things out of Philadelphia in years to come. The Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema winners are:
[ Juried Awards: ] ^ Best Feature Film: How To Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog, Together (tie) ^ Best Director: Krzysztof Krauze, The Debt ^ Best First Film: How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog ^ Best Documentary Film: My Generation, Startup.com (tie)
[ Audience Awards: ] ^ Best Feature Film: Stranger Inside ^ Best Documentary: The Turandot Project ^ Best Horror Film: Wild Zero
For more on this year’s Festival, including a comprehensive look at all features and shorts, as well as frequently-updated Festival news, see the official site.