Winter’s Bone and The Two Escobars have taken top honours at the inaugural American Film Festival (AFF) in Wroclaw, Poland, the first film event in Eastern Europe devoted to American cinema.
Debra Granik’s Sundance winner Winter’s Bone picked up the festival’s American Independent Narrative Audience Award, which carries a cash prize of $10,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution.
Meanwhile, Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist’s The Two Escobars was announced as the winner of the $5,000 Documentary Features Audience Award.
The festival closed yesterday with the Eastern European premiere of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim Vs The World.
The line up featured close to 100 films devoted to contemporary and classic American cinema including Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg and Michael Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me.
The festival ran from Oct 20-24 and was organised by the New Horizons Association, which is also responsible for Poland’s Era New Horizons Festival in July.