Saturday, September 27, 2014

62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival Award Winners

This year edition was a "bit" gray for me. Started with a "bit" boring opening ceremony with lots of film clips showing that I was already aware of the "interesting" films, so I lost interest. Sigh. But well, today is the closing ceremony and yes, will try to watch it live to find the award winners or at least learn them via twitter.

The awards ceremony started a "bit" late and was rushed at moments. Nevertheless I am really glad that Paprika Steen was honored for her performance in Bille August latest movie. Have the spontaneous impression that this year there are many awards for Spain cinema, which is great- and hope that the quality of Spanish films to come has improve ... we'll find out sooner than later.  Sigh.

Official Selection

Golden Shell for Best Film: Magical Girl, Carlos Vermuth, Spain

Special Jury Prize: Vie sauvage (Wild Life), Cédric Kahn, Belgium and France

Silver Shell for Best Director: Carlos Vermuth for Magical Girl, Spain

Silver Shell for Best Actress: Paprika Steen in Stille hjerte (Silent Heart), Bille August, Denmark
Silver Shell for Best Actor: Javier Gutiérrez in La Isla Mínima (Marshland), Alberto Rodríguez, Spain

Jury Prize for Best Cinematography: Alex Catalán for La Isla Mínima (Marshland), Alberto Rodríguez, Spain
Jury Prize for Best Screenplay: Dennis Lehane for The Drop, Michaël R. Roskam, USA

Kusta-New Directors Award: Urok (The Lesson), Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, Bulgaria and Greece
Special Mention: Modris, Juris Kursietis, Germany, Greece and Latvia

Horizontes Latinos
Best Film: Güeros, Alfonso Ruiz Palacios, Mexico
Special Mentions
Gente de Bien, Franco Lolli, Colombia and France
Ciencias Naturales, Matías Lucchesi, Argentina

Other Awards

FIPRESCI Award: Phoenix, Christian Petzold, Germany
Feroz Zinemaldia Award: La Isla Mínima (Marshland), Alberto Rodríguez, Spain

SIGNIS Award: En Chance Til (A Second Chance), Susanne Bier, Denmark and Sweden
Special Mention: Loreak (Flowers), Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga, Spain

Solidarity Award: Tigers, Danis Tanovic, India, France and UK

Sebastiane Award: Une Nouvelle Amie (The New Girlfriend), François Ozon, France

Youth Award: Güeros, Alfonso Ruiz Palacios, Mexico

Tokyo Goham Film Festival Award: Buscando a Gastón (Finding Gaston), Patricia Perez, Peru and USA

III Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Egeda Best Project Award: Agosto (August), Armando Capó, Costa Rica and Cuba
Special Mention: Walls, Pablo Iraburu and Migueltxo Molina, Spain

Films in Progress 26 Industry Award: Magallanes, Salvador del Solar, Peru, Argentina and Colombia
Special Mention: Ixcanul, Jayro Bustamante, Guatemala and France

TVE-Another Look Award: Bande de Filles (Girlhood), Céline Sciamma, France
Special Mention: Gett (Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem), Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz, Israel, France and Germany

Irizar Basque Film Award: Negociador, Borja Cobeaga, Spain

Audience Award: The Salt of the Earth, Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, France, Italy and Brazil (documentary)
European Film Audience Award: Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales), Damián Szifron, Argentina and Spain

13th International Film Student Meetings Awards - Short Films

Panavision Award, Freak Independent Film Agency Award, BioBio Cine-DuocUC Award and an invitation to participate in the Short Film Corner at Cannes Festival: Greenland, Oren Gerner, Minshar for Art, Israel

Second Place with an invitation to participate in the Short Film Corner at Cannes Festival: Les Oiseaux-tonerre, Léa Mysius, La Fémis, France
Third Place with an invitation to participate in the Short Film Corner at Cannes Festival: Idle, Raia Al Souliman, National University of Theatre and Film, Romania

Orona Award: Onno de Onwetende (Onno the Oblivious), Viktor van der Valk, Nehterlands Film Academy, Netherlands
Torino Award: Mia Spengler for Nicht den Boden berühren (Don't Hit the Ground), Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH, Germany

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