Awards of the Montreal World Film Festival - 2006

AWARDS - 2006 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

 

Jury

 

President : KATHY BATES, actress (U.S.A.)

MARC-ANDRÉ FORCIER, director (Canada)

MICHEL GAGNON, representing the general public (Canada)

GUILLAUME LAURANT, script-writer (France)

DAN PITA, director (Rumania)

VIBEKE WINDELØV, producer (Denmark)

 

FEATURE FILMS

 

Grand prix of the Americas:

NAGAI SANPO (A LONGE WALK) by Eiji Okuda (Japan)

O MAIOR AMOR DO MUNDO (THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL) by Carlos Diegues (Brazil)

 

Special Grand Prix of the jury :

SNOW IN THE WIND by Yang Yazhou (China)

 

Best Director :

GYMNASLAERER PEDERSEN (COMRADE PEDERSEN) by Hans Peter Moland (Norway)

 

Best Artistic contribution :

Guy Dufaux for THE CHINESE BOTANIST’S DAUGHTERS by Dai Sijie (France/Canada)

 

Best Actress :

NI PING for the film SNOW IN THE WIND by Yang Yazhou (China)

 

Best Actor :

FILIP PEETERS for the film DEL HEL VAN TANGER (HELL IN TANGIER) by Frank Van Mechelen (Belgium/Spain)

 

Best Screenplay :

WARCHILD by Christian Wagner (screenplay by Edin Hadzimahovic (Germany/Slovenia)

 

Innovation Award :

RUIDO by César Rodriguez (Puerto Rico)

 

SHORT FILMS :

 

1er prize:

RÉVOLUTION byXavier Diskeuve(Belgium)

 

Jury Award:

CHECKPOINT by Ben Phelps (Australia)

 

 

ZENITHS FOR THE BEST FIRST FICTION FEATURE FILM 2006

 

Members of the jury of the First Fiction Film :

Shaz Bennet (U.S.A.)

Serge Dussault (Canada)

Paul Gratton (Canada)

 

 

Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature Film :

MÁS QUE A NADA EN EL MUNDO (MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD) by Andrés León Becker et Javier Solar (Mexico)

 

Silver Zenith for First Fiction Feature Film : 

QUÉ TANT LEJOS (HOW MUCH FURTHER?) by Tania Hermida (Ecuador)

 

Bronze Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film : 

OMARET YACOUBIAN (THEYACOUBIANBUILDING) by Marwan Hamed (Egypt)

 

 

PUBLIC AWARDS

 

Public Award for the most popular film of the Festival :

The public was invited to vote for the most popular films among the feature films presented during the 2006 Montreal World Film Festival.

THE CHINESE BOTANIST’S DAUGHTERS by Dai Sijie (France/Canada)

 

Prix du film canadien le plus populaire :

THE CHINESE BOTANIST’S DAUGHTERS by Dai Sijie (France/Canada)

 

Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Latin American Film :

MARIPOSA NEGRA by Francisco Lombardi (Peru/Spain)

 

Award for Best Documentary Film :

L’ART DE VIEILLIR (THE ART OF AGING) by Jean-Luc Raynaud (France)

 

Award for Best Canadian Short Film :

JACK & JACQUES by Marie-Hélène Copti (Canada)

 

 

FIPRESCI PRIZE (INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS)

NAGAI SANPO (A LONG WALK) by Eiji Okuda (Japan)

 

ECUMENICAL PRIZE

NAGAI SANPO (A LONG WALK) by Eiji Okuda (Japan)

 

 

AUTRES PRIX

Special awards for their exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art :

BRUNO GANZ

RÉMY GIRARD

BULLE OGIER


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