Short Term 12 wins at Los Angeles Film Festival

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Destin Daniel Cretin’s foster care drama ‘Short Term 12’ won its second audience award at the Los Angeles Film Festival last night. Its first was from SXSW where the film premiered.

Other winners at the LAFF were Latvian drama ‘Mother, I Love You’ by Janis Nords, which won the award for Best Narrative Feature and a documentary exposing the American healthcare system called ‘Code Black’ by Ryan McGary, which won for Best Documentary Feature.

A second audience award went to ‘Wadjda’ by Haifaa Al Mansour, the first feature-length film made by a Saudi-Arabian woman. It is due to be released in UK cinemas on 19 July.

Short Term 12 will be released in UK cinemas later this year.

Flossie Topping is the former Editor-in-Chief of Critics Associated (2013-2015).