AFI fest 2004 Presented by Audi wrapped up in Hollywood last night with the US premiere of Alejandro Amenábar's upcoming New Line Cinema release The Sea Inside which stars Javier Bardem (Before Night Falls). Both star and filmmaker were in attendance at ArcLight Hollywood's Cinerama Dome.

On Friday, November 12th, the international jury awards were presented at The Loft in the AFI FEST Village at Arclight Plaza with Terry George's Hotel Rwanda (South Africa) picking up the audience award for best feature film and Mexico's Duck Season (Temporada de Patos) by writer/director Fernando Eimbcke nabbing the Grand Jury Prize for best feature.

Other awards handed out on Friday were:

AUDIENCE AWARDS presented by Los Angeles Times

Best Short Film
My Parents (Meine Eltern) (Germany)
Directed by Neele Leana Vollmar

Best Documentary Film
Gay Republicans (USA)
Directed By Wash Westmoreland

Best Feature Film
Hotel Rwanda (South Africa)
Directed by Terry George
Grand Jury Prize
Two Cars, One Night (New Zealand)
Directed by Taika Waititi

Special Mention
Ryan (Canada)
Directed By Chris Landreth

Jurors:  Actor, Shohreh Aghdashloo; Film Critic, Wade Major;Filmmaker, Ray McKinnon

Grand Jury Prize
The Take (Canada)
Directed by Avi Lewis

Special Mention
The Other Side Of Aids (USA)
Directed By Robin Scovill

Jurors:  Filmmaker, Xan Cassavetes; Filmmaker, Paola Di Florio; Filmmaker, Allen Hughes

The jurors in the International Feature Competition were Actor/Filmmaker, Joshua Jackson; Actor, Emily Mortimer; Film Scholar, Peter Scarlet

The Jury Award winners above received film-related prizes and in-kind from festival sponsors including Eastman Kodak Company, Best Buy, Panavision, Variety, IndieWIRE, Avid, Entertainment Partners, Final Draft, ifilm and Ameoba Music.

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