Homefront, God Bless the Child, among winners.
Homefront, God Bless the Child, Pangea and Take Me to the River were winners at the US Works in Progress co-production forum of the fifth American Film Festival (Oct 21-26) in Wrocław, Poland.
The Homefront, which tells the story of a family’s struggles years into an invasion of the United States, took the forum’s main prize.
Directors Fidel Ruiz-Healy and Tyler Walker will receive colour correction by Chimney Poland, sound mix by Alvernia (worth up to $10,000 each), and an allowance of 3000 PLN ($900) for their flights to Warsaw (from Film Commission Poland).
God Bless the Child follows a 13-year old who must take care of her four younger brothers.
Directors Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck and producer Robert John Thomas were at the festival and receive creative sound design by Soundflower and promotion through the Europa Distribution network.
Directed by Malcolm Murray and produced by Liz Tran, Pangea won soundtrack composition by Soundflower.
Take Me to the River, directed by Matt Sobel, won acquisition from Ale kino+ channel and a free pass to the Producers’ Network event during the Cannes Film Festival, 2015.
The event, co-organized with New York-based Black Rabbit Films and the Champs-Elysees Film Festival in Paris, received forty submissions of films in the final editing stages.