Detroit Windsor International Film Festival 2010
The Detroit Windsor International Film Festival, presented by Wayne County, wrapped up its third year at Wayne State University’s Detroit campus with Dutch filmmakers Mascha and Manfred Poppenk taking two top honors for "Grown in Detroit," a documentary focusing on the Catherine Ferguson Academy, a school in Detroit that teaches parenting and pregnant teens to become independent and knowledgeable about urban farming and the principles of business.
Director Amy S. Weber took the top prize for Annabelle & Bear, a heartwarming movie about a man suddenly thrust into fatherhood and forced to rethink his priorities. The 100 percent Michigan-made film won the Best Detroit Windsor Feature category.
Also included at the awards ceremony was Wayne State University’s Moving Media Film Festival Awards as well as the awards for the DWIFF Challenge, the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival’s own 48 Hour Film Challenge. Filmmakers can submit their films for the 2011 Detroit Windsor International Film Festival starting on January 1, 2011.