32nd edition of the UK’s third-longest running film festival ran Sept 13-23.
Kim Nguyen’s Canadian Oscar submission War Witch (Rebelle) [pictured] has won the audience award for best fiction feature at the Cambridge Film Festival.
Nguyen’s drama, which screened at this year’s Berlinale with Congolese actress Rachel Mwanza picking up the Silver Bear for best actress, was one of three audience award winners at this year’s 32nd edition, which ran Sept 13-23.
Fredrik Gertten’s Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, on general release in the UK now through Dogwoof, scooped the audience award for best documentary feature, while Layke Anderson’s Dylan’s Room won the award for best short. Anderson received a new iPad for the award, courtesy of John Lewis, Cambridge, to help with future projects and commented: “I had no expectations for my little film. It was an organic experiment to see what I could do with a story and I’m blown away by how it’s been received.”
More information on this year’s festival, including full details of which films were in contention for each award, can be found on the festival’s website.