Tuesday, September 04, 2007

31st World Film Festival – Montreal 2007 Awards

These are the awards given yesterday at the closing ceremony.

Feature Films

Grand prix of the Americas: BEN X, Nic Balthazar, Belgium and Netherlands and A SECRET, Claude Miller, France

Special Grand Prix of the jury: NOODLE, Ayelet Menahemi, Israel
Best Director: 1 JOURNÉE (1 DAY), Jacob Berger, Switzerland
Best Artistic contribution: TERESA: EL CUERPO DE CRISTO (Teresa The Body of Christ), Ray Loriga, Spain, France and UK
Best Actress: ANDREA SAWAKTZKI for the film THE OTHER BOY, Volker Einrauch, Germany Best Actor: FILIPE DUARTE and TOMÁS ALMEIDA for the film A OUTRA MARGEM (THE OTHER SIDE), Luis Filipe Rocha, Portugal and Brazil
Best Screenplay: SAMIRA'S GARDEN, Latif Lahlou, screenplay by Latif Lahlou, Morocco
Innovation Award: D75-TARTINA CITY, Issa Serge Coelo, Tchad, France and Morocco

Zeniths for The Best First Fiction Feature Film

Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature Film: LA CAJA (THE WOODEN BOX), Juan Carlos Falcón, Spain and Portugal
Silver Zenith for First Fiction Feature Film: MALOS HABITOS (BAD HABITS), Simon Bross, Mexico
Bronze Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film: DONG SUN (BAMBOO SHOOTS), Jian Yi, China
Special Mention in the First Feature Film Category: WIND MAN, Khuat Akhmetov, Russia

Public Awards

Public Award for the most popular film of the Festival: BEN X, Nic Balthazar, Belgium and Netherlands
Public Award for the most popular Canadian feature film: SURVIVING MY MOTHER, Émile Gaudreault, Canada
Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Latin American Film: PARTES USADAS (USED PARTS), Aarón Fernandez, Mexico

FIPRESCI Prize (International Film Critics)
Feature film: SAMIRA'S GARDEN, Latif Lahlou, Morocco

Ecumenical Prize
BEN X, Nic Balthazar, Belgium and Netherlands

Special awards for their exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art were given to Fernand Dansereau, Andrés Vicente Gómez, Sophie Marceau and Jon Voight.

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