Cleveland Film Festival sets attendance record

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The 36th Cleveland International Film Festival has set an attendance record, hosting 850,000 people over 11 days.

The event that wrapped up Sunday included more than 320 features and shorts. The documentary "Under African Skies," about the making of Paul Simon's "Graceland" album, was the audience's choice for best film.

Other documentaries winning awards were "Beauty is Embarrassing" about artist Wayne White, "Finding North" about hunger in America and "Bill W." about the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

"Missed Connections" was the best American independent film and "Best Intentions" from Romania was tops among Central and Eastern European films.

"Dripped" was named best animated short, "Curfew" was best live-action short, "Dik" was an audience-choice best short, "Sun City Picture House" was best documentary short and "Motherland" was the best Ohio short.