Awards of the Montreal World Film Festival - 2012

Jury

President : GRETA SCACCHI, actress (United Kingdom)
VERA BELMONT, producer/director (France)
MICHEL CÔTÉ, actor (Canada)
KIM DONG HO, (South Korea)
ANDREI PLAKHOV, film critic and writer (Russia)
GOYA TOLEDO, actress (Spain)
WANG XUEQI, actor (China)




FEATURE FILMS


Grand prix of the Americas:
WHERE THE FIRE BURNS (ATESIN DUSTUGU YER) by Ismail Gunes (Turkey)

Special Grand Prix of the jury ex aequo:
INVASION by Dito Tsintsadze (Germany)
MIEL DE NARANJAS (ORANGE HONEY) by Imanol Uribe (Spain)

Best Director:
THE LAST SENTENCE (DOM ÖVER DÖD MAN) by Jan Troell (Sweden)

Best Actress :
BRIGITTE HOBMEIER for the film CLOSED SEASON (ENDE DER SCHONZEIT) by Franziska Schlotterer (Germany)

Best Actor :
KARL MERKATZ for the film COMING OF AGE (ANFANG 80) by Sabine Hiebler & Gerhard Ertl (Austria)

Best Screenplay:
SHANGHAI GYPSY by Marko Nabersnik, screeplay by Marko Nabersnik (Slovenia)

Best Artistic Contribution :
EXPIATION by Alexander Proshkin (Russia)

Innovation Award: WINGS by Yazhou Yang & Bo Yang (China)



SHORT FILMS

1st prize :
MACPHERSON by Martine Chartrand (Canada)

Jury Award:
THE BANQUET OF THE CONCUBINE by Hefang Wei (France / Canada)


 

SPECIAL AWARD OF THE 2012 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL



OPENNESS TO THE WORLD AWARD
KARAKARA by Claude Gagnon (Canada / Japan)
For having presented a situation where the protagonists reach a better level of understanding, not only at the personal level, but also at the cultural level.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH AWARD
FLOWER SQUARE (CVJETNI TRG) by Krsto Papic (Croatia)
For daring expose the worldwide problem of corruption and its links with organized crime and how it functions as a system which reaches all levels of society.



ZENITHS FOR THE BEST FIRST FICTION FEATURE FILMS 2012



Members of the jury of the First Fiction Films :
Klaus Eder (Germany)
Eddie Muller (U.S.A.)
Miroljub Vuckovic (Serbia)

Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature films :
CASADENTRO by Joanna Lombardi (Peru)

Silver Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film :
THE PHOTOGRAPH (ZDJECIE) by Maciej Adamek (Poland / Germany / Hungary)

Bronze Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film :
INTO THE DARK (INN I MØRKET) by Thomas Wangsmo (Norway)



PUBLIC AWARDS



The public was invited to vote for the most popular films in different categories:

Public Awards for the most popular film of the Festival:
COMING OF AGE (ANFANG 80) by Sabine Hiebler & Gerhard Ertl (Austria)

Cinemathèque québécoise Public Award for the most popular Canadian Feature Film:
KARAKARA by Claude Gagnon (Canada / Japan)

Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Latin American Film :
ALGUIEN A VISTO A LUPITA? (HAVE YOU SEEN LUPITA?) by Gonzalo Justiniano (Chile)

Award for Best documentary :
BEAUTY AND THE BREAST by Liliana Komorowska (Canada)

Award for Best Canadian Short Film :
MACPHERSON de Martine Chartrand (Canada)

 



FIPRESCI PRIZE (FIPRESCI Prize for a film in the World Competition):
WHERE THE FIRE BURNS (ATESIN DUSTUGU YER) by Ismail Gunes (Turkey)

FIPRESCI PRIZE (FIPRESCI Prize for a film in the First Films Competition):
CASADENTRO by Joanna Lombardi (Peru)

ECUMENICAL PRIZES
CLOSED SEASON (ENDE DER SCHONZEIT) by Franziska Schlotterer (Germany)

Special mention of the Ecumenical jury :
DEAREST (ANATAE) by Yasuo Furuhata (Japan)


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