Time to Die, titled Pora umiera? wasn't quite the terminal experience that it lets on," writes John Benninghouse in his review of the film as seen at the festival. "While the title gives away the ending, we see Aniela pass away as happy as one can."
The documentary Community Cinema event hosted by Independent Lens on PBS in advance of its national television broadcast on Tuesday, May 27.
Both Audience Awards at theWisconsin Film Festival are sponsored by Steep & Brew Coffee, a Madison roaster with cafes on State Street and the west side. These two films received the highest average scores in their respective categories as voted upon by filmgoers, who submitted ballots ranking the title on a one-to-five scale at the end of eligible screenings.
The "Wisconsin's Own" and "Wisconsin Student Shorts" winners were announced in advance of the festival. This year, the prizes were presented as "jury awards" rather than as individual awards (like "documentary" or "narrative") as in previous years. These films were supported in the festival by Case IH Agriculture based in Racine.
The "Wisconsin's Own" winners are:
- Alaska Far Away by Paul Hill and Joan Juster
- The Closing Hour by Grey Gerling
- The European Kid by Ian Martin
- Madison by Brent Notbohm
- Perceval by Tate Bunker
The "Wisconsin Student Shorts" winners are:
- Otto's Day by Ji-Sun O
- Passing Through by Jonathan Bothun
- Them's Trying Times to be a Canine by Joseph Kraemer
Congrats to all of the winners!