Weiner is an absolute hit with festivals around the world. The film recently went on a European trip attending Sundance London, The Champs Elysees Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest.
The Champs Elysees Film Festival announced their winners on Wednesday night and Weiner was the proud winner of the Jury Prize for American Independent Feature. Co-director Josh Kriegman attended the festival but was already on his way to Sheffield at the time of announcement so he was skyped in to thank the festival.
Variety featured the complete list of winners from the festival here: ‘Weiner,’ ‘From Nowhere’ Win Prizes at Champs Elysees Festival
This is the latest in a string of award wins for Weiner, including the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. The film was released in US cinemas in May and is having a great run at the box office. The film opens in UK cinemas in early July.