20 Nov 11
"Somewhere Tonight" and "Sing Your Song" win the 2. AFF
The second edition of the American Film Festival came to an end. The Wrocław-based event was the only film event in Poland focused on American independent cinema. The audience saw 76 films, including 40 Polish, 6 European and 1 world premiere.
Just like at the first edition of the festival, the awards were given in the American Docs and Spectrum sections after an audience vote. The winners were announced at the closing gala of the festival on the 20th Nov. Out of the 11 US features, the viewers chose Somewhere Tonight (2011) by Michael Di Jiacomo – a comedy starring John Turturro and Katherine Borovitz. The best documentary was Sing Your Song (2011) by Susanne Rostock, recently shortlisted for the Academy Award. The film is an inspiring portrait of Harry Belafonte. The winning films were given 10 and 5 thousand Dollars respectively.