French, Italian series top RomaFictionFest

Claire Danes honored for 'Temple Grandin'

ROME -- France's "Les Invincibles" won the prize for best television comedy, Italy's "A Slum Symphony" was honored in the non-fiction section, and a pair of Eastern European productions took home two major prizes each at the fourth edition of the RomaFictionFest, which concluded Saturday.

The six-day event, which focuses on original television programming, awarded Estonian production "Klass: Elu Parast" the prize for best TV drama, while protagonist Margus Prangel won the award for best actor. "Naznaczony" from Poland also won two prizes: the best director nod to Jacek Filipiak and best musical score to Lukasz Targosz.

Claire Danes won the prize for best actress for her work in the biopic "Temple Grandin," the only U.S. production to take home one of the festival's main prizes.

Organizers said it was the most successful edition of the festival yet, with more than 36,000 attendees, more than 5,000 TV sector credentials, 1,500 invited festival guests, and industry players from some 40 countries on hand for the festival's market event. Several screenings sold out, and the local Italian press was mostly positive about the festival's lineup.
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