The Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival, formerly the Francophone Film Festival, strives to provide the communities of Western Michigan University and greater Kalamazoo as well as educators across Michigan and the surrounding Midwestern states an opportunity to experience a broader and more diverse view of world cinema. The festival is dedicated to the presentation of original creative cinema from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish-speaking cultures around the world.
We are happy to announce this year's winners. Our audience's favorite movies receive The Gold Kazoo prize--and the winners are:
- For the Feature Film selection, "Leonie" by Hisako Matsui. Runners-up were "Aftershock" and "An American Dream".
- For the Short Film selection, "Wooden Hand" by Kaouther Ben H’nia. Runners-up were "Dolls" and "We Live in Wonderful Times".
Spanish film screening offered
"Living is Easy with Eyes Closed" will be shown for free Saturday, April 18th at 2.30 p.m. in room 2028, Brown Hall, main campus. This room is right above the one you went to for the festival.
Thank you all for joining us; it was marvelous sharing all these wonderful movies with you. See you all next year!