It was another busy week in Hollywood for the 2015 AFI FEST, with A-list star appearances (Will Smith, Brad and Angelina, Johnny Depp), parties, panels, and screenings of movies both big and small. (See the festival’s award winners below.)
In addition to a cocktail party co-hosted with SAG-AFTRA (see video highlights below), we at SAGindie sponsored three films: Alison Bagnall’s Funny Bunny, Chloé Zhao’s Songs My Brothers Taught Me, and Jake Mahaffy’s Free In Deed. We had a chance to watch great films, hear some cool Q&A’s, catch up with some of our favorite filmmakers, and spend a little time among the tourists on Hollywood Blvd. Congrats to AFI on another successful festival!
2015 AFI FEST Award Winners:
Grand Jury Awards
- Animated Short Film Grand Jury Award: World Of Tomorrow
- New Auteurs Grand Jury Award: Land And Shade (La Tierra Y La Sombra)
- Live Action Short Film Grand Jury Award: Boys (Pojkarna)
- Animated Short Film Special Jury Mention for Creative Vision: Manoman
- Animated Short Film Special Jury Mention for Screenwriting: Teeth
- Live Action Short Film Special Jury Mention for Non-Fiction Filmmaking: The Reagan Shorts (Maryland Public Television Interviews Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan Lights the Lights, Ronald Reagan Pardons a Turkey)
- Live Action Short Film Special Jury Mention for Innovative Storytelling: Rate Me
- Special Jury Mention for Direction: Alice Winocour, Disorder
- Special Jury Mention for Screenplay: Desde Allá
- World Cinema Audience Award: Landfill Harmonic
- American Independents Audience Award: James White
- New Auteurs Audience Award: Mustang
- Breakthrough Audience Award: Ma
Congrats to this year’s winners!
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