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AWARDS 24th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas

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Global attendance increased by 1.500 people to reach 32.500 audience members during VIFFAC's 24th edition.

Several French distribution companies inquired about possible acquisition for several titles in competition.

Several Film Festivals expressed interest for a reprisal of our Mongolian retrospective. 

Vesoul's mayor announced creation of a Ressource Center for Independant Asian Cinema.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS INCREDIBLE SUCCESS!!

25th VIFFAC - Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas will be held from February 05th - 12th 2019.

 

VIFFAC AWARDS 2018

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HONORARY GOLDEN RICKSHAW
          (granted by la Communauté d'agglomération de Vesoul)

to M. Mohamad Malas (director, Syria)
to M. Wang Xiaoshuai (director, China).

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INTERNATIONAL JURY AWARDS
President : Mr. Wang Xiaoshuai, director (China) 
Commitee : Mrs. Mai Masri, director (Palestine), Mrs. Liza Dino, actress (Philippines) & Mr. Mohamad Malas, director (Syria).
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GOLDEN RICKSHAW
(granted by le Conseil Régional de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)
BAGAGE by Zig Dulay (Philippines)
for its quiet intensity of the world that overseas Filipino women domestic workers. Its affective setting and cinema vérité approach forces the audience to taste, feel, and hear each struggle.

 

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.GRAND JURY PRIZE
GOODBYE GRANDPA by Morigaki Yukihiro (Japan)
For a visually compelling cinematography and a very unique and contemporary take on the dynamics of a dysfunctional family dealing with loss.

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JURY PRIZE 
(granted by le Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Saône)
THE TASTE OF RICE FLOWER by PengFei (China)
for the striking portrayal of the ever-present conflict between tradition and modernity. It quietly evokes the rapidly changing world and finding one’s place in all of it.

 

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SPECIAL MENTION INTERNATIONAL JURY

A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT by Roya Sadat (Afghanistan)
A film that comes at a critical time when the world no longer wants to remain silent on the systemic mistreatment of women. The film leaves some hope despite the bleakness of its premise.

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NETPAC AWARD
(NETWORK FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASIAN CINEMA) 
President: Mr. Ed Lejano, director (Philippines)
Commitee: Mrs. Kristina Aschenbrennerova, festival programmer (Slovakia) & Mr. Tilman Baumgärtel, author (Germany) 
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ex-aequo : THE TASTE OF RICE FLOWER by PengFei (China)

for its delicate balance in portraying tradition-vs-modernization issues of migrant workers and the children they leave behind in a subtle storyline graced with distinct moods and rituals. 

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ex-aequo MOTHERS by Lee Dong-eun (South Korea)
for its low-key treatment in portraying the different faces of motherhood and how its various characters cope and accept it in a sensitive drama about what it is to become a family.

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SPECIAL MENTION NETPAC JURY

A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT by Roya Sadat (Afghanistan)
For its vivid drama on the plight of women struggling against a country’s patriarchal traditions set amidst corruption and lawlessness, revealing that change may not be forthcoming.

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                                           CRITIC'S CHOICE AWARD
President: Alin Tasciyan, FIPRESCI (Turkey)
Members: Nada Azhari Gillon, journalist (France) & Barbara Lorey de la Charrière, journalist (Germany)

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THE TASTE OF RICE FLOWER by PengFei (China)
for the gripping portrayal of the identity conflict of an ethnic minority torn between ancestral traditions and economic, social and technological changes in modern China and the problems of the children growing without their parents. 

 

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Inalco Award 
(granted by National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris)
President: Eva Sandri
Commitee: Camille Badier, Armin Gharagozlou & Pauline Massol

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 Inalco Grand Prize
LEAF OF LIFE by Ebrahim Mokhtari (Iran)
for the accurate reflection about fiction and reality, the anthropological issue about dealing with traditions, and for the dreamlike charm of pictures.

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Inalco SPECIAL MENTION
THE TASTE OF RICE FLOWER by PengFei (China)
for the thinking on Chinese society, the depiction of cultural tradition, and for the remarkable photography and beautiful shots.                                                                                                                                                            

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AUDIENCE AWARD FOR A FICTION FEATURE 
(granted by the City of Vesoul)
A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT by Roya Sadat (Afghanistan)
HIGH SCHOOL'S AWARD
A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT by Roya Sadat (Afghanistan)

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AUDIENCE AWARD FOR A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 
(granted by la Communauté d'Agglomération de Vesoul) 
WEAVING THE WORLD: LAOS by Jill Coulon & Isabelle Dupuy Chavanat (Laos / France) 

YOUTH AWARD 
(granted by la Communauté d'Agglomération de Vesoul)
THE WAIT by Emil Langballe & Andrea Storm Henriksen (Afghanistan / Denmark) 

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                                               THEATER MANAGER AWARD 
                       (granted by Théâtres Cinématographiques de Franche-Comté)

President: Mr. Tibo Pinçard, director (France)
Commitee: Mrs. Elsa Lançon, coordinator ENTREVUES Belfort Film Festival (France) & Mrs. Mélanie Lhuillerie, APARR (France)
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THEATER MANAGER AWARD
HONEYGIVER AMONG THE DOGS by Dechen Roder (Bhutan)

Distribution: Jupiter Films
French theater release: 2018

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The awarded movies will be reprised at Club de l'Etoile (Paris, 17e) and in Inalco auditorium in 2018.

 25th VIFFAC will be held February 05th to 12th 2019.

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