Awards of the Montreal World Film Festival - 2009

AWARDS OF THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL – Montréal 2009

 

Jury

President : JAFAR PANAHI, director (Iran)

EIJI OKUDA, actor and director (Japan)

DIANE DEMERS, representing the general public (Canada)

DAVID LAHAYE, actor (Canada)

FERNANDO MENDEZ-LEITE SERRANO, author and critic (Spain)

PASCAL THOMAS, director (France)

REINHARD WAGNER, composer (France)

 

FEATURE FILMS

 

Grand prix des Americas:

KORKORO (FREEDOM) by Tony Gatlif (France)

 

Special Grand Prix of the jury :

WEAVING GIRL by Wang Quan’an (China)

 

Best Director :

VILLON’S WIFE (VIYON NO TSUMA) by Kichitaro Negishi (Japan)

 

Best Actress :

MARIE LEUENBERGER for the film WILL YOU MARRY US? (DIE STANDESBEAMTIN) by Micha Lewinsky (Switzerland)

 

Best Actor :

CYRON MELVILLE for the film LOVE AND RAGE (VANVITTIG FORELSKET) by Morten Giese (Denmark)

 

Best Screenplay:

I’M GLAD THAT MY MOTHER IS ALIVE (JE SUIS HEUREUX QUE MA MÈRE SOIT VIVANTE) by Claude Miller and Nathan Miller, screenplay by Alain Le Henry (France)

 

Best Artistic Contribution :

SAINT GEORGE SHOOTS THE DRAGON by Srdjan Dragojevic (Serbia-Bosnia-Bulgaria)

 

Innovation Award:

ATASHKAR (FIRE KEEPER) by Mohsen Amiryoussefi (Iran)

 

SHORT FILMS :

1st prize :

PIGEON IMPOSSIBLE by Lucas Martell (U.S.A.)

 

Jury Award:

ATTACHED TO YOU (FÄST VID DIG) de Carin Bräck, Cecilia Actis, Mia Hulterstam (Sweden)

 

 

ZENITHS FOR THE BEST FIRST FICTION FEATURE FILMS 2009

 

Members of the jury of the First Fiction Films :

Georges Jeter (Belgium)

Alissa Simon (U.S.A.)

Kevin Tierney (Canada)

 

Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature films :

JE TE MANGERAI (YOU WILL BE MINE) by Sophie Laloy (France)

 

Silver Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film : 

WHEN THE LEMONS TURNED YELLOW by Mohammadreza Vatandoost (Iran)

 

Bronze Zenith for the Fisrt Fiction Feature Film : 

LOS CANALLAS (RIFF RAFF) by Cristina Franco, Jorge Alejandro Fegan; Diego Coral López, NatalyValencia(Ecuador)

 

PUBLIC AWARDS

 

The public was invited to vote for the most popular films in different categories of films presented during the 2009 Montreal World Film Festival.

 

Public Award for the most popular film of the Festival:

KORKORO (FREEDOM) by Tony Gatlif (France)

 

Public Award for the most popular Canadian Feature Film :

A CARGO TO AFRICA by Roger Cantin (Canada)

 

Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Latin American Film :

ANDRÉS NOS QUIERE DORMIRLA SIESTA(ANDRÉS DOESN’T WANT TO TAKE A SIESTA by Daniel Bustamante (Argentina)

 

Award for Best documentary :

THE MAIN THING IS TO STAY ALIVE (L’IMPORANT C’EST DE RESTER VIVANT) de Roshane Saidnattar (France-Cambodia)

 

Award for Best Canadian Short Film :

SURMENAGE by Alexandre Leblanc, Benoît Bourbonnais (Canada)

 

FIPRESCI PRIZE (INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS)

WEAVING GIRL by Wang Quan’an (China)

 

ECUMENICAL PRIZES

CEASEFIRE (WAFFENSTILLSTAND) by Lancelot von Naso (Germany)

Special mention of the Ecumenical jury :

KORKORO (FREEDOM) by Tony Gatlif (France)

 

OTHER AWARDS

Special Awards for their exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art :

PIERRE LEBEAU (Canada)

GU JUN (China)


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