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15th Philadelphia Film Festival Awards Two Honors to “The Camden 28”

15th Philadelphia Film Festival Awards Two Honors to "The Camden 28"

Anthony Giacchino‘s “The Camden 28” took both the jury and audience prizes at the 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival, which ended its 13-day event Tuesday (April 11) with a record attendance of 66,300. “Camden” chronicles the FBI investigation and trial of a group of anti-Vietnam War activists, several of whom were clergymen, who vandalized the draft offices of Camden, NJ. In other jury awards, Belgian director Pieter Kuijpers‘ “Off Screen” took the best feature film prize, while James Marsh‘s “The King” won best American Independent Film. Goran Dukic‘s “Writscutters: A Love Story” received PFF’s best first film award, while “Half Nelson” filmmaker Ryan Fleck won best director. The 15th Philadelphia Film Festival hosted 229 films from 43 countries on seven screens. For a full list of winners and other information, visit the festival’s website. [Brian Brooks]

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