Awards of the Montreal World Film Festival - 2008

AWARDS - 2008 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

 

Jury

President : MARK RYDELL, director (U.S.A.)

EVELYNE BOUIX, actress (France)

JOHANNE DUGAS, representing the general public (Canada)

XIE FEI, director (China)

VOJTECH JASNY, director (CzechRepublic)

DANY LAFERRIÈRE, writer and director (Canada)

 

FEATURE FILMS

 

Grand prix des Americas:

OKURIBITO (DEPARTURES) by Yojiro Takita (Japan)

 

Special Grand Prix of the jury :

THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE (CE QU’IL FAUT POUR VIVRE) by Benoît Pilon (Canada)

 

Best Director :

THE TOUR (TURNEJA) by Goran Markovic (Serbia/Bosnia andHerzegovina)

 

Best Actress :

BARBARA SUKOWA for the film THE INVENTION OF THE CURRIED SAUSAGE (DIE ENTDECKUNG DER CURRYWURST) by Ulla Wagner (Germany)

 

Best Actor :

ERI CAÑETE for the film TEO’S VOYAGE (EL VIAJE DE TEO) by Walter Doehner (Mexico)

 

Best Screenplay:

WELCOME TO FAREWELL-GUTMANN (BIENVENIDO A FAREWELL-GUTMANN) by XaviPuebla, screenplay by XaviPueblaand Jesús Gil (Spain)

NOBODY TO WATCH OVER ME by Riyoichi Kimizuka, screenplay by Ryoichi Kimizuka and Satoshi Suzuki (Japan)

 

Best Artistic Contribution :

WOLF (VARG) by Daniel Alfredson (Sweden-Norway-Finland)

 

Innovation Award:

IT ALL BEGINS AT SEA by Eitan Green (Israel)

 

SHORT FILMS :

1st prize :

THE NECKTIE (LE NŒUD CRAVATE) by Jean-François Lévesque (Canada)

 

Jury Award:

FAL by Hans Van Nuffel (Belgium)

 

 

ZENITHS FOR THE BEST FIRST FICTION FEATURE FILMS 2008

 

Members of the jury of the First Fiction Films :

Pierre-Henri Deleau (France)

Denis Héroux (Canada)

Armand Lafond (Canada)

 

Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature films :

FOR A MOMENT, FREEDOM (EIN AUGENBLICK, FREIHEIT) by Arash T. Riahi (Austria/France)

 

Silver Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film : 

WELTSTADT by Christian Klandt (Germany)

 

Bronze Zenith for the Fisrt Fiction Feature Film : 

SUMMER BOOK (TATIL KITABI) by Seyfi Teoman (Turkey)

 

PUBLIC AWARDS

 

The public was invited to vote for the most popular films among the feature films presented during the 2008 Montreal World Film Festival.

 

Public Award for the most popular film of the Festival:

THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE (CE QU’IL FAUT POUR VIVRE) by Benoît Pilon (Canada)

 

Public Award for the most popular Canadian Feature Film :

THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE (CE QU’IL FAUT POUR VIVRE) by Benoît Pilon (Canada)

 

Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Latin American Film :

DON’T LOOK DOWN (NO MIRESPARAABAJO) by Eliseo Subiela (Argentina-France)

 

Award for Best documentary :

CHILDREN OF THE PYRE by Rajesh S. Jala (India)

 

Award for Best Canadian Short Film :

THE NECKTIE (LE NŒUD CRAVATE) by Jean-François Lévesque (Canada)

 

 

FIPRESCI PRIZE (INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS)

THE TOUR (TURNEJA) by Goran Markovic (Serbia/Bosnia andHerzegovina)

 

ECUMENICAL PRIZES

WOLF (VARG) by Daniel Alfredson (Sweden-Norway-Finland)

Special mention of the Ecumenical jury :

TEO’S VOYAGE (EL VIAJE DE TEO) by Walter Doehner (Mexico)

 

OTHER AWARDS

Special Awards for their exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art :

ALAN LADD JR.

TONY CURTIS

ISABELLE HUPPERT


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