‘The Hate U Give’ wins Chi Film Fest Audience Award

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"The Hate U Give"

“The Hate U Give”

Moviegoers named
George Tillman, Jr.’s
racially sensitive
crime drama as
Best English
Language Film
of this year’s event

The 54th annual Chicago International Film Festival lived up to its status as the longest-running competitive festival in North America by hosting sold-out screenings of work in several categories over its eleven-day run, which officially closed last week.

“Each year, the films presented in our competitions represent the excellence and diversity of filmmaking from around the world, and this year was no exception,” said Festival Artistic Director Mimi Plauché. “We are proud to honor these extraordinary films from around the world and here at home, saluting a diverse lineup of singular filmmakers and their work.”

Winners of the audience awards, announced yesterday, are The Hate U Give for Best English Language Film; Becoming Astrid for Best Foreign Language Film; United Skates for Best Documentary; and Black 14 for Best Short.

 
THE HATE U GIVE
BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM

 

The Fest also named five films as Gold Hugo winners during last week’s Awards Ceremony at AMC River East.

Taking home the top honors were: Director Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro for International Feature; Director Ash Mayfair’s The Third Wife for New Director; Director Sari Braithwaite’s [Censored] for Documentary; Director Alvaro Delgado Aparicio’s Retablo for Out-Look; and Director Alejandro Saevich’s Mamartuille for Live Action Short Film.
 

Audience Award Winners
 
THE HATE U GIVE
BEST ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM

 

 
BECOMING ASTRID
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

 

 
UNITED SKATES
BEST DOCUMENTARY

 

 
BLACK 14
BEST SHORT

 

 
Gold Hugo Winners
 
HAPPY AS LAZZARO
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

 

 
THE THIRD WIFE
BEST NEW DIRECTOR

 

 
[CENSORED]
BEST DOCUMENTARY

 

 
RETABLO
BEST OUT-LOOK

 

 
MAMARTUILLE
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

 

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