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AFI FEST 2006 Announces Award Winners

Grand Jury Award for International Feature: GRBAVICA (Special Mention: THE ART OF CRYING)
Aquafina Pure Vision Award - Grand Jury Award for International Documentary: BUDDHA'S LOST CHILDREN (Special Mention: BACK HOME)
Grand Jury Award for International Short: DISAPPEARING (Special Mention: SILENCE IS GOLDEN)
Audience Award - Feature: VITUS
Audience Award - Documentary: BLINDSIGHT and SCREAMERS (Tie)
Audience Award - Short: FAIR TRADE
AFI FEST 2006 presented by Audi announces its award winners.

GRBAVICA wins Grand Jury Prize for International Feature Competition. THE ART OF CRYING receives a special mention.

BUDDHA'S LOST CHILDREN received the Aquafina Pure Vision Award International Documentary Grand Jury Prize of a $10,000 unrestricted grant for the film's director, Mark Verkerk.

The shorts Jury Prize went to DISAPPEARING. The filmmaker receives a $10,000 camera package from Dalsa Digital Cinema. Short SILENCE IS GOLDEN received a special mention.

The Audience Award for Feature Film went to VITUS, and BLINDSIGHT and SCREAMERS tied for Audience Award for Documentary. FAIR TRADE garnered the Audience Award for Short.

AFI FEST Director of Programming Nancy Collet says, "I really had no idea who the awards were going to go to this FEST and am not surprised that there were so many special mentions and ties."

Collet emphasizes: "The quality of films across the board were particularly strong this year."

Each Jury Award winner receives $5,000 in motion picture film from the Eastman Kodak Company as well as film related prizes from our other sponsors including DALSA Digital Cinema, Absolut Vodka, Avid Technology, Entertainment Partners , IndieWIRE, Final Draft, Hollywood Creative Directory, Variety and Virgin Megastore.

Audience Award winners above received film related prizes from sponsors including Absolut Vodka, Avid Technology, Best Buy, Entertainment Partners, Final Draft, Hollywood Creative Directory, IndieWIRE, Level Vodka, Variety and Virgin Megastore. Ballots for the Audience Award were made available by the Los Angeles Times: The Envelope.


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