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Sunday, August 16, 2009

62nd Locarno Film Festival Award Winners


Yesterday the fest had its awards ceremony and here are the winners.

International Competition

Golden Leopard: She, A Chinese, Xiaolu Guo, UK, France and Germany, 2009

Special Jury Prize: Buben Baraban, Aleksei Mizgiryov, Russia, 2009
Best Director: Aleksei Mizgiryov for Buben Baraban, Russia, 2009
Leopard for Best Actress: Lotte Verbeek in Nothing Personal, Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands and Ireland, 2009
Leopard for Best Actor: Antonis Kafetzopoulos in Akadimia Platonos, Filippos Tsitos, Greece and Germany, 2009

Leopard for Best First Feature: Nothing Personal, Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands and Ireland, 2009

Filmmakers of the Present Competition

Golden Leopard: The Anchorage, C. W. Winter and Anders Edstrom, USA and Sweden, 2009
Silver Leopard: Variaciok, Krisztina Esztergályos, Hungary, 2009 (short)
Special Jury Prize: Piombo Fuso, Stefano Savona, Italy, 2009 (documentary)

Youth Jury Awards

First Prize: Nothing Personal, Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands and Ireland, 2009
Second Prize: La Donation, Bernard Emond, Canada, 2009
Third Prize: Akadimia Platonos, Filippos Tsitos, Greece and Germany, 2009

Audience Award: Same Same But Different, Detlev Buck, Germany

Netpac Prize: Sham Moh (At The End of Daybreak), Ho Yuhang, Malaysia, Hong Kong and South Korea, 2009
Special Mention: Ye Dian (One Night in Supermarket), Yang Qing, China

FIPRESCI Prize: Nothing Personal, Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands and Ireland, 2009

Ecumenical Jury Prize: Akadimia Platonos, Filippos Tsitos, Greece and Germany, 2009
Special Mention: Nothing Personal, Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands and Ireland, 2009

FICC/IFFS Prize: La Donation, Bernard Emond, Canada, 2009
CICAE Prize: Nothing Personal, Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands and Ireland, 2009

Critics Week Prize: Auf der Suche nach dem perfekt Klang (Pianomania), Robert Cibis and Lilian Franck, Austria and Germany, 2009 (documentary)

To check awards for shorts go here and open the pdf file with your language of preference to read about the other awards. All award winners have trailers (except one) @ Movie On Companion.

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