Mandela film takes coveted audience award at U.S. film festival

2013-10-04 00:00

FOLLOWING its critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom won the coveted audience favourite feature award at the Aspen Filmfest in the United States on October 2.

The film emerged as the most popular film at the festival, beating competition from The Fifth Estate, August: Osage County, Nebraska and One Chance.

The Aspen Filmfest is an affiliate of Aspen Film, one of Colorado’s most active film arts organisations, and an internationally recognised film festival.

The producer of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Anant Singh, said: “Even though the Aspen Filmfest is a small festival it is very prestigious. It has the best of the line-up for Oscar contenders for the year-end in the run-up to the 2014 Academy Awards.

“This year, the line-up included Alexander Payne’s comedy Nebraska ; Bill Condon’s thriller The Fifth Estate based on WikiLeaks … and John Wells’s drama August: Osage County, which stars Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.

“We are delighted that Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom came out tops, especially in contention with these quality films.”

The film will be released in South Africa on November 28.

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