WAR WITCH directed by Kim NguyenWAR WITCH directed by Kim Nguyen

 The 5th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival announced the 2013 Jury Award Winners, for both the Competition and Cream City Cinema Programs, including a Filmmaker-in-Residence Award. WAR WITCH directed by Kim Nguyen is the winner of the Herzfeld Competition Award.  WAR WITCH, described as an inspiring tale of resistance, follows Komona, who at 14 is taken captive by armed rebels and trained to become a child soldier, perpetrating unspeakable acts of violence for her captors. Quickly ascending through the ranks due to her otherworldly sense for approaching danger, Komona finds love in the least likely place with a fellow soldier named Magician, and together they plot their escape.

2013 MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL JURY AWARDS

The Herzfeld Competition Award Winner
WAR WITCH (dir. Kim Nguyen)

Special Competition Jury Prize
12 O’CLOCK BOYS (dir. Lotfy Nathan)

Cream City Cinema: Filmmaker-in-Residence
Michael T. Vollman, BEFORE YOU

Special Cream City Cinema Jury Prize
HABIBEH (THICKER THAN PAINT) (dir. Maryam Sepehri)

Special Cream City Cinema Jury Prize, Acting
Logan Lark, WHEN THE KING TILTS

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