Awards of the Montreal World Film Festival - 1981

AWARDS - 1981 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

 

JURY:

Gina Lollobrigida, actress (Italy) President

Louis G. Berlanga, director (Spain)

Gilles Carle, director (Canada)

Rex Reed, film critic (U.S.A.)

Gilbert Sigaux, producer (France)

Les Wedman, film critic (Canada)

 

AWARDS:

 

Feature films:

 Grand Prix of the Americas / Best film:

« The Chosen » by Jeremy Paul Kagan (U.S.A.)

 

First jury award:

« Who's Singin' Over There? » (Ko To Tamo Peva) by Slobodan Sijan (Yugoslavia)

 

Jury award for best script:

« Garde à vue » by Claude Miller, script by Jean Herman (France)

 

Best actress:

Ewa Froling in the film « Sally and Freedom » (Sally Och Friheten) by Gunnel Lindblom (Sweden)

 

Best actor:

Rod Steiger in the film « The Chosen » by Jeremy Paul Kagan (U.S.A.)

 

Short films:

 Best short film:

« Le concept subtil » (The Subtle Concept) by Gérard Krawczyk (France)

 

Jury award for short film:

« Piwi » by Jean-Claude Lauzon (Canada)

 

Other awards:

 International press award for the best Canadian feature film:

« Les Plouffe » by Gilles Carle (Canada)

 

Ecumenical jury award:

« Sally and Freedom » (Sally Och Friheten) by Gunnel Lindblom (Sweden)

 

Special ecumenical jury award:

« The Chosen » by Jeremy Paul Kagan (U.S.A.)

 

Air Canada award for the most popular film of the Festival:

« Christiane F ». by Ulrich Edel (West Germany)


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