Awards of the Montreal World Film Festival - 2003

AWARDS - 2003 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

 

JURY

                   

Co-Presidents :

JAN TROËLL, director (Sweden)

ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI, director (Poland)

 

ALESSANDRO D’ALATRI, director (Italy)

ROCK DEMERS, producer (Canada)

JULIE DEPARDIEU, actress (France)

LUIS GASCA, film historian (Spain)

MIKE GOODRIDGE, film critic (U.S.A.)

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

Feature films:

Grand Prix of the Americas (Best film):

KORDON (THE CORDON) by Goran Markovic (Serbia and Montenegro)

 

Special Grand Prix of the Jury:

GAS BAR BLUES by Louis Bélanger (Canada)

 

Best Director:

PLANTA 4a (4TH FLOOR) by Antonio Mercero (Spain)

 

Best Artistic Contribution:

BINECUVÂNTATA FII ÎNCHISOARE (BLESS YOU, PRISON) by Nicolae Margineanu (Roumania)

 

Best Actress:

MARINA GLEZER for the film “EL POLAQUITO(THE LITTLE POLISH) by Juan Carlos Desanzo (Argentina-Spain)

 

Best Actor:

SILVIO ORLANDO for the film ”IL POSTO DELL’ ANIMA(THE SOUL’S HAVEN) by Ricardo Milani (Italy)

 

Best screenplay:

PROFESIONALAC (THE PROFESSIONAL) by Dusan Kovacevic (Serbia and Montenegro)

 

Innovation Award:

LE INTERMITTENZE DEL CUORE (MEMORY LANE) by Fabio Carpi (Italy)

 

Short films:

1st Prize:

VIE ET MORT D’UN INSTANT D’ENNUI (LIFE AND DEATH OF A BORING MOMENT) by Patrick Bossard (France)

 

Jury Award:

IN BED WITH MY BOOKS by Michael Bergman (U.S.A.)

 

 

GOLDEN ZENITHS FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM

 

Members of the Jury of the Golden Zenith for Best First Feature Film:

Samira Makhmalbaf, president

Richard Brody

Tom McSorley

Zeynep Özbatur

 

 

The Jury of the Best First Feature Film of all the sections of the 2003 World Film Festival has awarded:

 

Golden Zenith for the Best First Feature Film:

“I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SAINT” by Geneviève Mersch (Luxembourg-Belgique)

 

The jury has also recognized the merits of the following two films:

« DOGS IN THE BASEMENT » by Leslie Shearing (U.S.A.) for its complex view of modern society and the role of cinema in it.

 

« MOVING MALCOLM » by Benjamin Ratner (Canada) for its incisive and compassionate comedy.

 

 

 

GOLDEN ZENITHS FILMS OF THE DIFFERENT CONTINENTAL SECTIONS 2003 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

 

 

Golden Zenith for the Best European Film:

KOPPS by Josef Fares (Sweden)

 

Golden Zenith for the Best Canadian Film:

THE DELICATE ART OF PARKING by Trent Carlson (Canada)

 

Golden Zenith for the Best American Film:

DIE MOMMIE DIE by Mark Rucker (U.S.A.)

 

Golden Zenith for the Best Latin American Film (Glauber Rocha Award):

CLEOPATRA by Eduardo Mignogna (Argentina-Spain)

 

Golden Zenith for the Best Asian Film:

WATASHI NO GURAMPA (MY GRANDPA) by Yoichi Higashi (Japan)

 

Golden Zenith for the Best African Film:

EL KOTBIA by Nawfel Saheb-Ettaba (Tunisia-France-Morocco)

LE SOLEIL ASSASSINÉ by Abdelkrim Bahloul (France-Algeria)

 

Golden Zenith for the Best Film from Oceania:

ALEXANDRA’S PROJECT by Rof de Heer (Australia)

 

Golden Zenith for the Best Documentary Film:

SEXE DE RUE (STREET SEX) by Richard Boutet (Canada)

 

 

AIR CANADA PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD OF THE 2003 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

 

“PLANTA 4a” (4th FLOOR) by Antonio Mercero (Spain)

 

The 2nd most popular film was:

“GAZ BAR BLUES” by Louis Bélanger (Canada)

 

The public was invited to vote for the most popular film among the feature films presented during the 2003 Montreal World Film Festival.

 

 

 

AWARD FOR THE MOST POPULAR CANADIEN FILM 2003 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

 

GAZ BAR BLUES by Louis Bélanger (Canada)

 

 

 

FEDEX Award for the Most Popular Short Film of the 2003 Montreal World Film Festival :

 

“CHERRY FRUITBREAD” by Laura  Turek (Canada)

 

The 2nd most popular short film was:

“ISLET” by François Brault (Canada)

 

 

 

FIPRESCI PRIZES (INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS):

Long métrage :

« PROFESIONALAC » (THE PROFESSIONAL) by Dusan Kovacevic (Serbia and Montenegro)

Short film:

“VIE ET MORT D’UN INSTANT D’ENNUI (LIFE AND DEATH OF A BORING MOMENT) by Patrick Brossard (France)

 

ECUMENICAL PRIZES :

“GAZ BAR BLUES” by Louis Bélanger (Canada)

Special mention to:

“BINECUVÂNTATA FII ÎNCHISOARE” (BLESS YOU, PRISON) by Nicolae Margineanu (Romania)

 

 

OTHER PRIZES:

 

A Special Grand Prix of the Americas for their exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art:

ERLAND JOSEPHSON, actor

DENISE ROBERT, Producer

MARTIN SCROSESE, director

 


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