Awards of the Montreal World Film Festival - 1997

AWARDS - 1997 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

 

JURY

 

Jacqueline Bisset, actress (U.S.A.) President

Luiz Carlos Barreto, producer (Brazil)

Shyam Bénégal, director (India)

Sergei Bodrov, director (Russia)

Claude Fournier, producer-director (Canada)

Giovanna Gagliardo, script-writer and journalist (Italy)

Gerardo Herrero, producer-director (Spain)

Michael Wilmington, film critic (U.S.A.)

 

AWARDS

 

Feature films

 

Grand Prix of the Americas (best film):

The Children of Heaven” (Bachehaye Aseman) by Majid Majidi (Iran)

 

Special Grand Prix of the Jury:

Homer, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man” by Fabio Carpi (Italy/France)

 

Best Director:

Pajarico” by Carlos Saura (Spain)

Tokyo Lullaby” (Tokyo Yakyoku) by Jun Ichikawa (Japan)

 

Best Actress:

Frances O’Connor in the film “Kiss or Kill” by Bill Bennett (Australia)

 

Best Actor:

Sam Rockwell in the film “Lawn Dogs” by John Duigan (Great Britain)

 

Best screenplay:

Homer, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man” by Fabio Carpi, screenplay by Fabio Carpi, Italy/France

 

Best artistic contribution:

An Ambiguous Report About the End of the World” (Nejasna Zprava o Konci Sveta) for the photography of Jan Duris (dir. by Juraj Jakubisko, Czech Republic)

 

Kiss or Kill” for the sound by “Wayne Pashley” (directed by Bill Bennett, Australia)

 

Short films

 

1st prize:

Signing Off” by Robert Sarkies (New Zealand)

 

2nd prize:

Sitting in Limbo” by Jordan Susman (U.S.A.)

 

Jury Award for animation film:

When the Dust Settles” by Louise Johnson (Canada)

 

Special mention in the short category:

Adios Mama” by Ariel Gordon (Mexico)

 

 

Other Awards:

 

Special Grand Prix of the Americas

Tony Gatlif for his trilogy on the Gypsies: “Les Princes” (1982), “Latcho Drom” (1993) and “Gadjo Dilo” (1997)

 

Rod Steiger: Career Excellence Award for his exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art.

 

Montreal Award for the best first feature film:

Romani Kris” by Bence Gyöngyössy (Germany/Hungary)

 

Air Canada People’s Choice Award:

The Children of Heaven” (Bachehaye Aseman) by Majid Majidi (Iran)

 

FedEx Award for the best Canadian film:

La Conciergerie” by Michel Poulette

 

International Critics’ Award (FIPRESCI):

Homer, Portrait of the Artist As an Old Man” by Fabio Carpi (Italy/France)

Special Mention:

The Children of Heaven” (Bachehaye Aseman) by Majid Majidi (Iran)

Special Mention to the short film:

Dolphins Are Mammals” (Delfini su Sisari) by Vladimir Paskaljevic (Yugoslavia)

 

Ecumenical Jury award:

“Children of Heaven” (Bachehaye Aseman) by Majid Majidi (Iran)

Special mention to the short film:

When the Dust Settles” by Louise Johnson (Canada)


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