Ethiopian Narrative ‘Atletu’ Wins Two Awards At BIFF

Ethiopa’s “Atletu” and the Israeli-U.S. documentary film, “Budrus”  won the top narrative and documentary prizes at the Bahamas International Film Festival.

“Atletu,” written and produced by Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew, won the Spirit of Freedom award in the narrative film category.

“Budrus,” written, directed and produced by Julia Bacha, won the documentary prize.

“Hello Lonesome” by Adam Reid won the New Visions award and Bahamian Gustavius Smith won the short film award with his movie, “Contact Zone”.

Audience awards went to “Atletu” in the feature narrative realm and “Bouncing Cats” for feature documentary.

The Festival concluded Monday evening with a screening of “The King’s Speech.”