AFI Fest 2011: BULLHEAD, THE LONLIEST PLANET, WUSS Among Award Winners

Ryland Aldrich, Festivals Editor

AFI Fest 2011 wraps up tonight with the closing gala premiere of The Adventures of Tintin. Awards were handed out this morning to a crowded Roosevelt Ballroom which attendees were informed hosted the very first Academy Awards ceremony. There was only a bit less fanfare (and no Muppets) for this morning's ceremony where the following films were recognized:

Young Americans section - Audience Award
WUSS - Director: Clay Liford

Breakthrough section - Audience Award
WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT - Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining

World Cinema section - Audience Award
KINYARWANDA - Director: Alrick Brown
(TIE)
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI - Director: David Gelb

New Auteurs section - Audience Award
BULLHEAD - Director: Michael Roskam

New Auteurs section - Critics Special Acting Prize
Matthias Schoenaerts - Bullhead

New Auteurs section - Critics Special Jury Prize
ATTENBERG - Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari

New Auteurs section - Critics Grand Prize
THE LONLIEST PLANET - Director: Julia Loktev

Shorts - Live Action Grand Jury Prize
FROZEN STORIES - Director: Grzegorz Jaroszuk

Shorts - Live Action Honorable Mention
BABYLAND - Director: Marc Fratello

Shorts - Animated Grand Jury Prize
THE EAGLEMAN STAG - Director: Michael Please

Shorts - Animated Honorable Mention
THE VOYAGERS - Director: Penny Lane

For those attending the festival, the following screenings have been added today at The Egyptian in Hollywood:
1pm - Attenberg
4pm - Kinyarwanda
7pm - With Every Heartbeat
10pm - Bullhead
The Lonliest Planet was already scheduled to play tonight at 9:30pm at the Chinese theater.

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