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Saturday, August 15, 2015

68th Festival del Film Locarno Award Winners


A few minutes ago, organizers announced the winners for this edition and my first reaction is that winners tend to be more from Asian cinema than from any other cinema in the world, as most awards in the top competition and other competitons went to films from that side of the world.

As a matter of fact top award, Pardo d'Oro Best Film goes to Hong Sang-Soo film Right Now, Wrong Then that comes after in 2013 winning the Pardo d'Argento as Best Director of Our Sunhi.

Below is the COMPLETE list of 2015 Locarno Award Winners.

Concorso Internationale (International Competition)

Pardo d'Oro: 지금은맞고그때는틀리다 Jigeumeun Matgo Geuttaeneun Teullida (Right Now, Wrong Then), Hong Sang-Soo, South Korea

Special Jury Prize: תיקון Tikkun, Avishai Sivan, Israel

Best Direction: Andrzej Zulawski for Cosmos, France and Portugal

Best Actress: Tanaka Sachie, Kikuchi Hazuki, Mihara Maiko and Kawamura Rira in ハッピーアワー Happy Hour, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Japan
Best Actor: Jung Jae-Young in : 지금은맞고그때는틀리다 Jigeumeun Matgo Geuttaeneun Teullida (Right Now, Wrong Then), Hong Sang-Soo, South Korea

Special Mentions
For the Script of ハッピーアワー Happy Hour, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Japan
For the Cinematography by Shai Goldman in תיקון Tikkun, Avishai Sivan, Israel

Concorso Cineasti del Presente (First and Second Films)

Pardo d'Oro: Thithi, Raam Reddy, India, USA and Canada
Special Jury Prize: Dead Slow Ahead, Mauro Herce, Spain and France
Best Emerging Director: Bi Gan for 路边野餐 Liu Bian Ye Can (Kaili Blues), China

First Feature Competition

Best First Feature: Thithi, Raam Reddy, India, USA and Canada
Art Peace Hotel Award: Ma Dar Behesht (Paradise), Sina Ataeian Dena, Iran
Special Mentions:
路边野餐 Liu Bian Ye Can (Kaili Blues), Bi Gan, China
Kiev/Moscow, Part 1, Elena Khoreva, Russia, Estonia and Ukraine

Pardi di Domani (Short Film Competition)

Concorso Internazionale (International Competition)
Pardo d'Oro Best Short Film: Mama, Davit Pirtskhalava, Georgia
Pardo d'Argento: La Impresión de una Guerra, Camilo Resptrepo, Colombia and France
Special Mention: Nueva Vida, Kiro Russo, Bolivia and Argentina
Premio Film und Video Untertitelung: Mama, Davit Pirtskhalava, Georgia

Locarno nomination for the European Film Awards - Premi Pianifica: Fils du Loup, Lola Quivoron, France

Concorso Nazionale (National Competition)
Pardino d'Oro Best Swiss Short Film: Le Barrage, Samuel Grandchamp, Switzerland and USA
Pardino d'Argento: D'Ombres et d'Ailes, Eleonora Marinoni and Elice Meng, Swtitzerland and France
Best Swiss Newcomer Award: Les monts s'embrasent, Laura Morales, Switzerland

Audience Awards
Prix du Public: Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer (The People vs. Fritz Bauer) by Las Kraume, Germany
Variety Piazza Grande Award: La Belle Saison (Summertime), Catherine Corsini, France

Independent Juries Awards

Ecumenical Prize: Ma Dar Behesht (Paradise), Sina Ataeian Dena, Iran
Special Mentions
Bella e perduta (Lost and Beautiful), Pietro Marcello, Italy
지금은맞고그때는틀리다 Jigeumeun Matgo Geuttaeneun Teullida (Right Now, Wrong Then), Hong Sang-Soo, South Korea

FIPRESCI Award: Suite Armoricaine, Pascale Breton, France
Europa Cinemas Label: Keeper, Guillaume Senez, Belgium, Switzerland and France

Junior Jury Awards

First Prize: Bella e perduta (Lost and Beautiful), Pietro Marcello, Italy
Second Prize: James White, Josh Mond, USA
Third Prize: Heimatland, Lisa Blatter, Gregor Frei, Jan Gassmann, Benny Jaberg, Carmen Jaquier, Michael Krummenacher, Jonas Meier, Tobias Nölle, Lionel Rupp, and Mike Scheiwiller, Switzerland and Germany
Enviroment is Quality of Life Prize: Entertainment, Rick Alverson, USA
Dipartimento dell’educazione, della cultura e dello sport (DECS) del Cantone Ticino Prize: Olmo & the Seagull, Petra Costa and Lea Glob, Denmark, Brazil, Portugal and France
Best International Short Film: Dear Director, Marcus Lindeen, Sweden
Best Swiss Short Film: D'Ombres et d'Ailes, Eleonora Marinoni and Elice Meng, Swtitzerland and France
Special Mention: Hausarrest, Matthias Sahli, Switzerland

Premio FICC/IFFS: תיקון Tikkun, Avishai Sivan, Israel
Special Mention: James White, Josh Mond, USA

Semaine de la Critique
SRG SSR Prize: Brothers, Wojciech Staroń, Poland
Premio Zonta Club Locarno: Mow Mi Marianna (Call Me Marianna), Karolina Bielawska, Poland

Open Doors Awards

Production Grant: Le Fort des Fous, Narimane Mari, Algeria
Development Grants:
Aller Simple, Nadia Raïs, Tunisia
Pagan Magic, Fyzal Boukifa, Morocco and France
ICAM Prize: Saint Inconnu, Alaa Eddine Aljem, Morocco
CNC Prize: En Attendant Les Hirondelles, Karim Moussaoui, Algeria
Arte International Prize: The Colonel's Stray Dogs, Khalid Shamis, Lybya and South Africa
MAD Solutions Prize:
L'Amour des Hommes, Mehdi Ben Attia, Tunisia and France
Ruqya, Yanis Kousim, Algeria and France

Special Awards

Pardo d'Onore: Marco Bellocchio
Pardo d'Onore: Michael Cimino
Excellence Award: Edward Norton
Leopard Club Award: Andy Garcia
Pardo alla Carriera: Bulle Ogier
Pardo alla Carriera: Marlen Khutsiev
Vision Award: Walter Murch
Premio Raimondo Rezzonico: Office Kitano
Tribute: Alex Phillips
Tribute: Georges Schwizgebel
Tribute: Kurt Früh
Premio Cinema Ticino: Teco Celio
Boccalino d'Oro - Independent Critics' Award:  Nikita Mikalkov

To check winners at official site go here.  There are a lot of awards at #Locarno68 and consequently, a lot of award winners; perhaps the award that excites me more is learning that fest audiences liked one the films I'm "dying" to see, Catherine Corsini's La Belle Saison.

The Winners Official Release



Pardo Live from August 15, 2015

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