AFI Fest Announces Audience And Jury Award Winners

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LOS ANGELES, CA, November 8, 2012 – AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi announced today the features and short films that are the recipients of this year’s Audience and Jury Awards. Select award-winning films will screen again today at the Chinese 6 Theatres. Admission is available to AFI FEST 2012 pass holders and the general public via the Rush Line, which begins forming one hour before each film’s scheduled screening start time.

GRAND JURY AWARDS, LIVE ACTION AND ANIMATED SHORT

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST Grand Jury Award winners in the Live Action and Animated Shorts categories as qualifiers for the annual Academy Awards® Short Film category.

Live Action Short: INTRODUCING: BOBBY. by Roger Hayn “for crafting an honest vision of America by making an insightful portrayal of a single man.”

Animated Short: OH WILLY… by Emma De Swaef and Marc Roels “for melding a dynamic narrative with innovative animation style that leads the viewer to pure wonderment.”

GRAND JURY AWARD, NEW AUTEURS

EAT SLEEP DIE for director Gabriela Pichler’s “sensitive portrait of a young woman fighting to keep her job and her dignity in the globalized economy, driven by an energetic performance from Nermina Lukac, is an extraordinary work accessible to many audiences.”

AUDIENCE AWARDS

World Cinema: A ROYAL AFFAIR. DIR Nikolaj Arcel. Denmark/Sweden/Czech Republic/Germany.

New Auteurs: A HIJACKING. DIR Tobias Lindholm. Denmark.

Young Americans: ONLY THE YOUNG. DIR Jason Tippet, Elizabeth Mims. USA.

Breakthrough: NAIROBI HALF LIFE. DIR David Tosh Gitonga. Kenya/Germany.

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