Six Acts won a Special Mention for Best Actress at Just Film Festival / Talinn Black Nights.
The Jury gave the Special Jury Prize to Director Emir BAIGAZIN for Harmony Lessons” for "its talented vision that takes us into a male world through a metaphor where harmony of politics and cultures combine to create a systematic violent society".
Suzanne got the award for Best Film in the International section, and The Missing Picture Best Documentary.
Oggy And The Cockroaches won the JUNIOR GIRALDILLO AWARD for the Best Film of the EUROPA JUNIOR Section at 2013
Harmony Lessons gets the Special Prize Of The Jury - Joao Bénard da Costa at 2013 Estoril Film Festival
At the 33rd Amiens International Film Festival, the Grand Prix was given to Harmony Lessons by Kazakh director Emir Baigazin (coproduced by France and Germany), which also won a Best Actor Award (Timour Aidarbekov).
SALVO WINS the FIPRESCI PRIZE of the International Jury in Ljubljana festival in Slovenia.
Salvo got the award of for Best Debut at the Cinergia European film forum in Lodz this friday.
Emir Baigazin is nominated for Achivement in Directing for his film Harmony Lessons at the Asia Screen Awards 2013
My Sweet Pepperland (Iraqi Kurdistan, France,
Germany) – nominated for Achievement in Directing (Hiner Saleem) and
Best Performance by an Actress (Golshifteh Farahani)
Films Distribution has picked up international sales rights to prolific French director Francois Ozon’s next film, Une Nouvelle Amie (The New Girlfriend) for pre-sales at AFM.
The Cesar and BAFTA-nominated director has had big international success with his French language films Potiche, Swimming Pool, and 8 Women. The New Girlfriend marks the third of Ozon’s films produced by Eric and Nicolas Altmayer’s Paris-based Mandarin Cinema after 2009’s Potiche, 2011’s In The House and this year’s controversial Cannes entry Jeune & Jolie (Young & Beautiful).
His latest film is set to star Raphael Personnaz (Anna Karenina, The Night Parade), Romain Duris (Heartbreaker) and Anais Demoustier (Therese Desqueroux). The film is set to start shooting in France in time for a summer 2014 release.
Harmony Lessons won the main prize of the festival from the New Filmmakers Competition section at São Paulo IFF
The Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander goes to Suzanne along with the Best Actress Award for Sara Forestier and the Artistic Achievement Award For Outstanding Achievement as a Supporting actor for François Damiens.
My Sweet Pepper Land by Hiner Saleem receives the Inverness Film Festival Audience award.
The Missing Picture is part of the 3 feature films in competition in the Documentary section of the European Film Awards 2013
A word from the Jury (Lars Blumers, Francine Brücher, Anna Juliana Jaenner):
"We admire Claus Drexel's courage for giving a voice to Paris' homeless people whose existence is commonly ignored. The contrast between the beauty of the shooting and those individual destinies gives the only documentary in competition a cinematographic dimension"
A word from the Jury :
" We give Solveig Anspach our Prize for her film Queen Of Montreuil. The subtle balance between humor and seriousness, the extravagant personalities depicted with sympathy and its positive story make the film a real feel good movie. In addition, we were impressed by the director's ability to make a sad situation lighter using a keen sense of humor."
Hiner Saleem's My Sweet Pepper Land wins The Special Jury Award at Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013
The Silver Q Hugo Film Award goes to It's All So Quiet for telling a specifically gay and yet broadly relatable story of desire, frustration, and independence, and for letting this tale unfold in a particular, beautifully evoked time and place.
The Gold Hugo for Best Film goes to My Sweet Pepper Land (Iraq/France/Germany), a refreshing film that uses different genres in an original way to deal with important issues
The NETPAC Jury members: Magdalena Bartczak (Poland), Yelena Larionova (Kazakhstan), Andreas Ungerböck (Austria) gave the award for the best Asian film to:
HARMONY LESSONS / UROKI GARMONII, dir. Emir Baigazin (Kazakhstan)
For the depiction of a highly sensitive subject matter expressed in a striking visual manner, for its perfect casting and its amazing feeling of mise-en-scene.
The International Jury of Ghent film festival gave special mention to:
THE MISSING PICTURE
directed by Rithy Panh – France – Cambodia 2013 –
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Motivation of the jury: “This is a striking combination of tableaux with
clay figurines and archive images which blend into an important and original
directed by Emir Baigazin – Poland – Kazakhstan – Germany
– France, 2013
Motivation of the jury: “Harmony Lessons features a clear and simple way
Best Kurdish Film, Best Kurdish Script and Best Kurdish Actress Awards go to My Sweet Pepper Land at Festival Duhok 2013
"The jury has decided to award a special mention
in the category “Best Kurdish Feature Film”. This promising debut tells
an important story about topical issues concerning the clash between
traditional and modern values."
"The award for Best Kurdish Script goes to a
film which we think will attract a broad audience with its surprisingly
good storytelling in a cinematic way. The screenplay allowed the
filmmakers to shoot an entertaining film with interesting characters,
important topics, action, pace and a touch of irony.
According to the
jury, the two scriptwriters created the most well developed script of
all the fiction films in the competition. They skillfully transformed
the story into a complete film on paper.
We are happy to give the Best Kurdish Script award to Hiner Saleem & Antoine Lacomblez for MY SWEET PEPPER LAND."
Cupcakes was won the Best Feature Award at 2013 Iris Prize
Vandal, the first film of Hélier Cisterne, has premiered in Belgium (the film is a French and Belgian co-production).
It received the award from the Junior Jury.
Nanouk Leopold's fifth feature, It's All So Quiet was nominated for 5 awards at Dutch FF:
Best Film, Best Production Design, Best Director of Photography, Best Editing, Best Supporting Role Wim Opbrouck.
The Ophir Awards, presented by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television tok place in Haifa at the end of September. The award for Best Actress went to Sivan Levy for her performance in “Six
Acts,” about the issues of consent that arise when a teenage girl tries to
improve her social status at her new high school using her sexuality. "In this
film, I learned how easy it can be sometimes for us to go along to get along,
and where we should set our boundaries," Levy said during her acceptance speech.
Eastern boys and A Street in Palermo were both awarded at the 70th Venice film festival
Elena Cotta received the COPPA VOLPI for Best Actress for her performance in A street in Palermo by Emma Dante.
Eastern Boys was awarded as Best Film in the Orizzonti section.
Domestic Life by Isabelle Czajka received the Valois of Best Director.
Sara Forestier received the Valois for Best Actress for her performance in Suzanne.
It's all so quiet wins the Grand Jury Award for Outstanding International Dramatic Feature Film, sponsored by The Los Angeles Athletic Club, at Outfest 2013
Rithy Panh's Missing Picture wins the Ostrovsky Award for Best
Documentary in "Spirit of Freedom," at 30th Jerusalem Film Festival 2013
Art Film Fest's grand prize, the Blue Angel for Best Film, went to Harmony Lessons from Kazakh director Emir Baigazin.
My Sweet Pepper Land by Hiner Saleem wins the Youth Award at Cabourg Film Festival - Romantic Days 2013
Emir Baigazin's astounding debut feature Harmony
Lessons set the bar for all the films that the Narrative Jury watched
before and after. On one level, it's the simple tale of a bullied Muslim
boy in rural Kazakhstan. But as no single child's life is ever as
simple as adults believe, from the moment we meet the dark-eyed, pimply
hero chasing down a family sheep to slaughter with his aging babushka,
to his ultimate act of vengeance in his struggle for survival, his
confrontation with bullies at his local school spirals into a larger
tale of societal dominance and submission. Power relations based on
intimidation and violence flow from boy to sheep, alpha boy to beta,
local police to accused criminals, and ultimately an entire society
defined by a hierarchy of male bullying male. Visually exact,
transparently acted by a mostly juvenile cast, and quietly terrifying,
this Kazakhstan/Germany/France co-production is a hard-won lesson in how
brutal life can be that is told with spellbinding assurance by a
visionary young talent.
Nanouk Leopold for It's all so quiet and Emir
Baigazin for Harmony lessons have both received the awards for Best
Director, the Bildrausch Ring.
The Missing Picture by Cambodian director Rithy Panh won the Certain Regard Prize at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza's "Salvo"
topped the Cannes Film Festival's 52nd Critics' Week, taking its Grand
Prix and the France 4 Discovery Award.
QUEEN OF MONTREUIL by Solveig Anspach won
FIPRESCI award at 16th Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival.
FIPRESCI jury members Ceyda Asar (Turkey), Magali Van Reeth (France)
and Mima Simic (Crotia) announced the award at the Closing Ceremony
Harmony Lessons received the Special Jury Mention at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Boven is het stil (It's All so Quiet)" won the 28th Torino GLBT Film Festival's feature film competition.
The film Citadel by Ciaràn Foy ((Ireland, UK, 2012) has won the MovieZone Imagine Award 2013. This was announced by the MovieZone Imagine Jury, the youngsters jury of EYE and the Imagine Film Festival during the Award Ceremony on April 17th. MovieZone Jury gives young people the opportunity to fully experience a film festival and to present their opinions on film. The MovieZone Imagine Jury consisted of five members members between the age of 16 and 19: Maxime Pottuit, Sam ten Thij, Margot van Helvert, Janneke Angeneind and Maarten Valstar. At Imagine Film Festival they have seen films, met directors and press and enjoyed symposia. They finally selected the winner out of the ten festival films that were up for consideration. The jury also nominated the films Trance (Danny Boyle, UK, 2012) and Warm Bodies(Jonathan Levine, USA, 2013).
THE DEAD AND THE LIVING was awarded the "Premio Cineuropa" at the Festival del Cinema Europeo In Lecce/Italy
Nanouk Leopold's It's All So Quiet was nominated for 5 awards at teh Dutch FF: Best Film, Best Production Design, Best Director of Photography, Best Editing, Best Supporting Role Wim Opbrouck.
Cheap thrills takes an award again for the 2nd US festival it participates to.This time it is the Director's choice award at the Boston Underground festival.
This year the SXSW audience decided to give the prize to the film Cheap Thrills following its world premiere at Midnighters.Cheap Thrills tells the story of a new father facing eviction whose life is turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple who offer a path to a better life...but at a price. The film is directed by E.L. Katz and stars Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, David Koechner, and Sara Paxton.
War Witch swept away nearly all competition at the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards broadcast gala Sunday night, with the searing child soldier drama capturing best picture and nine other trophies.Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Direction, Actress in a Leading Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Art Direction/Production Design, Cinematography, Editing, Overall Sound, Sound Editing, Original Screenplay.