Somewhere Tonight and Sing Your Song have won the audience awards at the second edition of the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland.
Michael Di Jiacomo’s comedy Somewhere Tonight, starring John Turturro, was chosen as best of the 11 features screening in the festival’s Spectrum section. The prize comes with Euros 10,000.
Susanne Rostock’s Sing Your Song, about Harry Belafonte, won the American Docs prize. That prize comes comes Euros 5,000.
After opening Nov 15 with Todd Solondz’s Dark Horse, the festival screened 76 films, including Polish premieres of the latest works by Gus van Sant, Whit Stillman, Miranda July, Errol Morris, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Tony Kaye.
Retrospectives were devoted to Todd Solondz and Joe Swanberg (both in attendance) as well as Billy Wilder and Terrence Malick.
Other guests included filmmakers Michael Di Jiacomo, Matthew Lessner, Clay Jeter, Susanne Rostock, Michael Tully, Bryan Storkel and Allison Bagnall.
The festival also hosted the first edition of its industry initiative Gotham In Progress, full story here.