Awards of the Montreal World Film Festival - 1995

AWARDS - 1995 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

 

JURY:

 

Yun Chi-Hi, actress (South Korea)

Michel Ciment, film critic (France)

Hans W. Geissendörfer, director (Germany)

Jacques Godbout, writer and director (Canada)

Jack Kroll, film critic (U.S.A.)

David Robinson. film critic (Great Britain)

 

AWARDS

 

Feature films:

 

Grand Prix of the Americas / Best film:

« Georgia » by Ulu Grosbard (France-U.S.A.)

 

Special Grand Prix of the Jury:

« A Moslem » by Vladimir Khotinenko (Russia)

 

Best director:

« A Mongolian Tale » by Xie Fei (China)

« Burlesque Tragedy » by Goran Markovic (France-Bulgaria)

 

Best actress:

Jennifer Jason Leigh in « Georgia » by Ulu Grosbard (U.S.A.)

 

Best actor:

Fabrizio Bentivoglio in « Un Eroe borghese » by Michele Placido (Italy)

 

Best screenplay:

« Passover Fever » by Shemi Zarhin (Israel), screenplay by Shemi Zarhin

 

Best artistic contribution for music:

« A Mongolian Tale » by Xie Fei (China), music by Tengger

 

Special Grand Prix of the Americas:

Liv Ullmann for her exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art as an actress and as a filmmaker, on the occasion of the presentation of « Kristin Lavransdatter », directed by Liv Ullmann.

 

Short films:

 

1st prize:

« The End of the World in Four Seasons » by Paul Driessen (Canada)

 

2nd prize:

« Clocks » by Kirsten Winter (Germany)

 

Other awards:

 

Special Grand Prix of the Americas, on the occasion of the centennial of cinema, for their exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art:

to the actor:

Gérard Depardieu

to the directors:

Michelangelo Antonioni

Jean-Luc Godard

Carlos Saura

Zhang Yimou

to the Walt Disney creators:

Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston.

 

Air Canada People’s Choice Award:

« No te mueras sin decirme a donde vas » (Don’t Die Without Telling Me Where You’re Going » by Eliseo Subiela (Argentina)

 

FedEx Award for the best Canadian film:

« L’Enfant d’eau » by Robert Ménard (Canada)

 

Montreal awards for the best first fiction films:

« Cross my Heart and Hope to Die » (Ti Kniver i hjertet) by Marius Holst (Norway)

« Manneken Pis » by Frank Van Passel (Belgium)

 

International critics’ award (FIPRESCI):

For film in competition:

« Like it Never Was Before » (Pensionat Oskar) by Susanne Bier (Sweden)

For feature film out of competition:

« Manneken Pis » by Frank Van Passel (Belgium)

 

Ecumenical jury award:

« Deep River » by Kei Kumai (Japan)


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