Int'l look to AFI Fest nods
EmptyLee Isaac Chung's "Munyurangabo," which follows a survivor of the Rwandan genocide bent on revenge, was named the recipient of the Grand Jury Prize for International Feature Competition at AFI Fest 2007 on Sunday.
Andreas Mol Dalsgaard's "Afghan Muscles" and Nina Davenport's "Operation Filmmaker" shared the International Documentary Grand Jury Prize.
Julian Schnabel's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" won the audience award for best feature film, while Jeffrey Schwarz' "Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story" and Lauren Greenfield's "Kids + Money" won the audience award for the documentary and short sections, respectively.
The Shorts Jury Prize went to Nash Edgerton's "Spider," with a special award for best animated short going to Josh Raskind's "I Met the Walrus."
The winner of the Audi "Truth in Art" competition was Michael Addis, director of the documentary "Heckler." For the winning project, Addis created a short film featuring a theme of family and security with the safety of driving an Audi.
AFI Fest, which primarily took place at the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood, concluded Sunday.