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Montreal World Film Festival 2010: Award Winners

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The awards for the 2010 Montreal World Film Festival have been handed out. The 34th Montreal World Film Festival (WFF) is “Montreal’s oldest current film festival. It displaced the old defunct Montreal Film Festival. It is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) (as of 2001). The goal of the…Film Festival…is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover and encourage new talents, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world. The award winners for the 2010 Montreal International Film Festival are listed below.

FEATURE FILMS

Grand prix des Americas:
OXYGEN (ADEM) by Hans Van Nuffel (Belgium/Netherlands)

Special Grand Prix of the jury :
DALLA VITA IN POI (FROM THE WAIST ON) by Gianfrancesco Lazotti (Italy)

Best Director ex-aequo:
LIMBO by Maria Sødahl (Norway/Sweden/Denmark/Trinidad and Tobago)
TÊTE DE TURC by Pascal Elbé (France)

Best Actress :
ERI FUKATSU for the film AKUNIN (VILLAIN) by Lee Sang-Il (Japan)

Best Actor :
FRANÇOIS PAPINEAU for the film ROUTE 132 by Louis Bélanger (Canada)

Best Screenplay:
DE LA INFANCIA (FROM CHILDHOOD) by Carlos Carrera, screenplay by Silvia Pasternac, Fernando Leon, Carlos Carrera (Mexico)

Best Artistic Contribution :
VENICE (WENECJA) by Jan Jakub Kolski (Poland)

Innovation Award:
TROMPER LE SILENCE (SILENCE LIES) by Julie Hivon (Canada)

SHORT FILMS
1st prize :
EL VENDEDOR DEL AÑO (SALESMAN OF THE YEAR) by Coté Soler (Spain)

Jury Award:
SEXTING by Neil Labute (U.S.A.)

ZENITHS FOR THE BEST FIRST FICTION FEATURE FILMS 2010

Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature films :
AMORE LIQUIDO (LIQUID LOVE) by Mario Luca Cattaneo (Italie)

Silver Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film :
REVERSE MOTION by Andrey Stempkovsky (Russie)

Bronze Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film :
LE SENTIMENT DE LA CHAIR (THE SENTIMENT OF THE FLESH) by Roberto Garzelli (France)

Special mention of the First Feature Film Jury:
EUROPOLIS de Cornel Gheorghita (Roumanie-France)

PUBLIC AWARDS

Public Awards for the most popular film of the Festival:
PARAJOS DE PAPEL (PAPER BIRDS) by Emilio Aragon (Spain)
THE DAY I WAS NOT BORN (DAS LIED IN MIR) by Florian Cossen (Germany)

Cinemathèque québécoise Public Award for the most popular Canadian Feature Film:
TROMPER LE SILENCE (SILENCE LIES) by Julie Hivon (Canada)

Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Latin American Film :
DE LA INFANCIA (FROM CHILDHOOD) by Carlos Carrera (Mexico)

Award for Best documentary :
CHE, UN HOMBRE NUEVO (CHE. A NEW MAN) by Tristan Bauer (Argentina/Cuba/Spain)

Award for Best Canadian Short Film :
LE CIRQUE / THE CIRCUS by Nicolas Brault (Canada)

FIPRESCI PRIZE (INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS)
THE DAY I WAS NOT BORN (DAS LIED IN MIR) by Florian Cossen (Germany)

ECUMENICAL PRIZES
OXYGEN (ADEM) by Hans Van Nuffel (Belgium/Netherlands)

Special mention of the Ecumenical jury :
THE DAY I WAS NOT BORN (DAS LIED IN MIR) by Florain Cossen (Germany)

OTHER AWARDS

Special Awards for their exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art :
NATHALIE BAYE (France)
STEFANIA SANDRELLI (Italy)

JURY
President : BILLE AUGUST, director (Denmark)
IRENE BIGNARDI, journalist and festivals director (Italy)
ANNE-MARIE CADIEUX, actress (Canada)
MARWAN HAMED, director (Egypt)
IGOR MINAEV, director (Ukraine-France)
EDOUARD MOLINARO, director (France)
LIJUNG TANG, festivals director (China)

Members of the jury of the First Fiction Films :
Christian Gaines (U.S.A.)
Marie-Catherine Marchetti (France)
Ivan Trujillo (Mexico)

Source: AltFilmGuide, Filmmovement

 

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