Saturday, November 17, 2012

7th Rome Film Festival Award Winners

From Twitter these are the very "controversial" awards as if you check Twitter you will really laugh with all the negative comments. Some say that Venezia69 was controversial because no Italian film got awards and Rome is controversial because gave awards to Italian films.

But seriously, the fest seemed like a very amateur festival, still have a long way to become professional. Some claim that is only Marco Muller first time, so let's hope that next year festival improves with the movies and much more with the organization.

Just went to confirm the awards winners at the official site and the post becomes final as Twitter tweets were right. Gosh, I just realized that there are no FIPRESCI, CICAE, etc. awards, which is very strange; will confirm later if those awards were not given in this fest. Seems that those awards were not part of this festival as according to the awards official sites the 2012 Rome festival is not recorded anywhere. This only suggests (or confirms?) the possible many troubles the fest had this year.

That's it for this year. Ciao.

Official Selection

Golden Marc’Aurelio Award for Best Film: Marfa Girl, Larry Clark, USA

Best Director Award: Paolo Franchi for E la Chiamano Estate, Italy
Special Jury Prize: Alì ha gli occhi azzurri, Claudio Giovannesi, Italy
Best Actor Award: Jérémie Elkaïm in Main Dans La Main (Hand in Hand), Valérie Donzelli, France
Best Actress Award: Isabella Ferrari in E la Chiamano Estate, Paolo Franchi, Italy
Award for Emerging Actor or Actress: Marilyne Fointaine in Un Enfant de Toi (You, Me and Us), Jacques Doillon, France
Award for Best Technical Contribution- Cinematography: Arnau Valls Colomer in Mai Morire, Enrique Rivero, Mexico
Award for Best Screenplay: Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue for The Motel Life, Gabriel Polsky and Alan Polsky, USA

Best Debut and Second Film Award: Alì ha gli occhi azzurri, Claudio Giovannesi, Italy
Special Mention: Razzabastarda by Alessandro Gassman, Italy

Audience Award: The Motel Life, Gabriel Polsky and Alan Polsky, USA

CinemaXXI Award: Avanti Popolo, Michael Wahrmann, Brazil
Special Jury Prize: Picas (Pizzas), Laila Pakalnina, Latvia
CinemaXXI Award for Short Films and Medium-length Films: Panihida, Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu, Germany and Moldavia

Perspectives Award (Italian Films)
Best Feature Film: Cosimo e Nicole, Francesco Amato, Italy
Best Documentary: Pezzi, Luca Ferrari, Italy
Best Short Film: Il gatto del Maine, Antonello Schioppa, Italy

Special mentions: Cosimo Cinieri and in memory of Anna Orso for La prima legge di Newton

Collateral Awards

AGISCUOLA Golden Butterfly Award: 一九四二 Yi Wu Si Er (Back to 1942), Feng Xiaogang, China
A.I.C. Award for Best Cinematography: Lü Yue for 一九四二 Yi Wu Si Er (Back to 1942), Feng Xiaogang, China
Enel Cuore for Social Cinema: El Ojo del Tiburón, Alejo Hoijman, Spain and Argentina
L.A.R.A. Award to Best Italian Actor: Paolo Sassanelli in Cosimo e Nicole, Francesco Amato, Italy
A.M.C. Best Editing Award: Hughes Winborne e Fabienne Rawley for The Motel Life, Gabriel Polsky and Alan Polsky, USA

TAODUE Camera d'Oro Awards
Best New Director: Alina Marazzi for Tutto Parla Di Te, Italy
Best Producer: Gianfilippo Pedote for Tutto Parla Di Te, Alina Marazzi, Italy

Mouse Awards (Given by online critics)
Golden Mouse for Best Film In Competition: The Motel Life, Gabriel Polsky and Alan Polsky, USA
Silver Mouse for Best Film Out of the main Competition: Goltzius and the Pelican Company, Peter Greenaway, Netherlands, UK, France and Croatia

Independent Section - Alice Nella Città

Best Film: Meu pé de laranja Lima (My Sweet Orange Tree), Marcos Berstein, Brazil
Special Mention: Pulce non c’è, Giuseppe Bonito, Italy

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