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Locarno festival Awards

Concorso internazionale (International Competition)

The Jury

The official jury of the 63rd Festival del film Locarno:

  • President: Eric Khoo, Filmmaker (Singapore)
  • Golshifteh Farahani, Actress (Iran)
  • Melvil Poupaud, Actor (France)
  • Lionel Baier, Filmmaker (Switzerland)
  • Joshua Safdie, Filmmaker (USA)

Awarded the following prizes:

Pardo d'oro (Golden Leopard)

Grand Prize of the Festival, the City and Region of Locarno (90.000 chf to be shared

equally between the director and the producer) to:

HAN JIA (Winter Vacation) by LI Hongqi, China

Premio speciale della giuria (Special Jury Prize)

Prize of the Cities of Ascona and of Losone (30.000 chf to be shared equally between

the director and the producer) awarded to the second best film to:

MORGEN by Marian Crisan, France/Romania/Hungary

Pardo per la migliore regia (Best Director)

Prize of the City and Region of Locarno (30.000 chf to be shared equally between the

director and the producer), to the best director:

Denis Côté

for CURLING, Canada

Pardo per la miglior interpretazione femminile (Leopard for Best Actress)

Jasna Duricic

in BELI BELI SVET (White White World) by Oleg Novkovic, Serbia/Germany/Sweden

Pardo per la miglior interpretazione maschile (Leopard for Best Actor)

Emmanuel Bilodeau

in CURLING by Denis Côté, Canada

Festival del film Locarno 2

Concorso Cineasti del presente

(Filmmakers of the Present Competition)

The Jury

  • President: Eduardo «Quintin» Antin, Film Critic and former Director of the BAFICI

(Argentina)

  • Anita Caprioli, Actress (Italy)
  • Maren Ade, Filmmaker (Germany)
  • Thom Andersen, Filmmaker (USA)
  • Joachim Lafosse, Filmmaker (Belgium)

Awarded the following prizes:

Pardo d'oro Cineasti del presente - Premio George Foundation

(Golden Leopard - Filmmakers of the Present Competition)

30.000 chf offered by the George Foundation to:

PARABOLES by Emmanuelle Demoris, France

Premio speciale della giuria CINÉ CINÉMA Cineasti del presente

(Special CINÉ CINÉMA Jury Prize)

The winning film will be purchased for 30.000 chf and broadcasted on channel CINÉ

CINÉMA.

FOREIGN PARTS by Verena Paravel and JP Sniadecki, USA/France

Special Mention:

IVORY TOWER by Adam Traynor, Canada/France

Opera prima (Best First Feature)

The Jury

  • Tony Rayns, Filmmaker, Film Critic and festival programmer (United Kingdom)
  • Francisco Ferreira, Journalist (Portugal)
  • Christian Jungen, Film Critic (Switzerland)

Awarded the following prize:

Pardo per la migliore opera prima (Leopard for the Best First Feature)

Prize of the City and Region of Locarno (30.000 chf to be shared equally between the

director and the producer) awarded to the best first film screened at the two

competitions (Concorso internazionale and Concorso Cineasti del presente) and at the

Piazza Grande:

Festival del film Locarno 3

FOREIGN PARTS by Verena Paravel and JP Sniadecki, USA/France

Special Mention:

AARDVARK by Kitao Sakurai, USA/Argentina

Pardi di domani (Leopards of Tomorrow)

The Jury

  • President: Lisandro Alonso, Filmmaker (Argentina)
  • Sylvie Pialat, Producer (France)
  • Nina Meurisse, Actress (France)
  • Miguel Gomes, Filmmaker (Portugal)
  • Corneliu Porumboiu, Filmmaker (Romania)

Awarded the following prizes:

Concorso internazionale (International Competition)

Pardino d'oro for the Best International Short Film

SRG SSR idée suisse Prize worth 10.000 CHF to:

A HISTORY OF MUTUAL RESPECT by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, Portugal

Pardino d'argento

Kodak Prize in the form of film stock offered by Eastman Kodak worth a total of 12.000

CHF to be shared by a Swiss film and a film of the international competition:

POUR TOI JE FERAI BATAILLE (For You I Will Fight) by Rachel Lang, Belgium

Locarno short film nominee for the European Film Awards

Pianifica Prize for a short film made by a European director, presented in one of the two

competitions. The award includes an automatic nomination in the short film category

of the European Film Awards and is worth 2.000 CHF, offered by the Studio Pianifica.

DIARCHIA (Diarchy) by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, Italy

Film und Video Untertitelung Prize

Offered by the Film und Video Untertitelung Gerhard Lehmann AG society, in the form

of subtitling in three central European languages, to:

HÖSTMANNEN (Autumn Man) by Jonas Selberg Augustsén, Sweden

Swiss Competition

Pardino d'oro for the Best Swiss Short Film

Swiss Life Prize for the Best Swiss Short Film (to the value of 10.000 chf) to:

KWA HERI MANDIMA (Good Bye Mandima) by Robert-Jan Lacombe

Festival del film Locarno 4

Pardino d'argento

Kodak Prize in the form of film stock offered by Eastman Kodak worth a total of 12.000

CHF to be shared by a Swiss film and a film of the international competition:

YURI LENNON'S LANDING ON ALPHA 46 by Anthony Vouardoux,

Switzerland/Germany

Action Light Prize for Best Swiss Newcomer

Which provides equipment worth 41.000 chf offered by Action Light, Avant-première,

EgliFilm, Film Demnächst, Kodak, Sound Design Studio, Swiss Effects, Taurus Studio,

Titra Film and Yak Film to:

ANGELA by David Maye

Cinema e Gioventù Prize - Pardi di domani

The Cinema e Gioventù Jury for the Pardi di domani section, composed of Matthias

Schnyder, Heloise Dell'Ava, Tanya Bucher, Lydie Zanzen, Diego Benzoni, Zara Groh,

Enrico Buletti, Jacopo Giulini, Sebastiano Piattini, Louis Klay, awarded the following

prizes, offered by the education, culture and sports Department of Ticino, to the value

of 3.000 CHF, to be shared between a film of Swiss competition and international

competition:

Best Short Film for the international competition:

KHOUYA (Brother) by Yanis Koussim, Algeria/France

Special Mention:

¿TE VAS? (Are You Leaving?) by Cristina Molino, Spain

Best Short film for the Swiss competition:

YURI LENNON'S LANDING ON ALPHA 46 by Anthony Vouardoux,

Switzerland/Germany

Special Mention:

DÜRÄ..! (Wacked...!) by Rolf Lang and Quinn Evan Reimann

Junior Jury Awards

The Jury

Members selected are among the Cinema e Gioventù. Simon Acevedo, Lena Bagutti,

Matilde Beretta, Alina Bogdan, Filippo Demarchi, Orfeo Fumagalli, Jacopo Pelosato,

Stefano Pelosato, Viola Poli, Matthias Staub, Giovanna Stella, Ferdinando Vella and

Lydia Weyrich awarded the following prizes:

First Prize (6.000 chf)

Festival del film Locarno 5

Offered by the Cantonal Education, Culture, and Sports Department of Ticino to:

XU Xin for KARAMAY, China

Second Prize (4.000 chf)

Offered by the Cantonal Education, Culture, and Sports Department of Ticino to:

Daniele Gaglianone for PIETRO, Italy

Third Prize (2.000 chf)

Offered by the Cantonal Education, Culture, and Sports Department of Ticino to:

Marian Crisan for MORGEN, France/Romania/Hungary

«Environment is quality of life» Prize (3.000 chf)

Offered by the Cantonal Territory Department, for a full feature in competition that

interprets the best concept of « environment is quality of life» to:

WOMB by Benedek Fliegauf, Germany/Hungary/France

Prix du Public UBS

The winner of the audience prize (20.000 chf):

THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER by Eran Riklis, Israel/Germany/France

Variety Piazza Grande Award

The Variety Piazza Grande Award, awarded by the critics of the American trade paper,

is attributed to a film screened on the Piazza Grande as a world or international

première. The prize recognises a film that stands out for both it's artistic qualities and

it's potential for theatrical release. The Variety Piazza Grande Award goes to:

RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE by Jalmari Helander,

Finnland/Norway/France/Sweden

FIPRESCI Prize

(International Federation of Cinematographic Press)

The Jury

  • Nicolas Bauche, France
  • Susanna Harutyunyan, Armenia
  • Adam Nayman, Canada
  • Miroslaw Przylipiak, Poland
  • Nina Scheu, Switzerland

Awarded the international critic prize to (FIPRESCI Prize) to:

HAN JIA (Winter Vacation) by LI Hongqi, China

Festival del film Locarno 6

Special Mention:

KAMARAY by XU Xin, China

Eucumenical Prize

The Jury

  • Cynthia Chambers, USA
  • Dr. Charles Martig, Switzerland
  • Rev. Angelika Obert, Germany
  • Rev. Michael Otrisal, Czech Republic
  • Théo Peporte, Luxembourg
  • Waltraud Verlaguet, France

Awarded its prize, to the value of 20.000 chf, offered by Reformed Church and Catholic

Church of Switzerland, to be used for the distribution of the movie in Switzerland, to:

MORGEN by Marian Crisan, France/Romania/Hungary

Special Mentions:

HAN JIA (Winter Vacation) by LI Hongqi, China

KARAMAY by XU Xin, China

FICC/IFFS Prize

(International Federation of Film Societies)

The Jury

  • Fabio Gramegna, Switzerland
  • Barbara Fischer-Rittmeyer, Germany
  • Cristian Carmosino, Italy

Awarded the FICC / IFFS Don Quijote Prize to:

MORGEN by Marian Crisan, France/Romania/Hungary

Special Mention:

KARAMAY by XU Xin, China

CICAE Prix Art & Essai

(International Art & Essay Cinema Confederation)

The Jury

  • Marianne Piquet, France
  • Léa Morin, Morocco

Festival del film Locarno 7

  • Svantje Wascher, Germany

Awarded the Art & Essai CICAE Prize to:

BELI BELI SVET (White White World) by Oleg Novkovic, Serbia/Germany/Sweden

SRG SSR idée suisse/Semaine de la critique 2010

Prize

The Jury

  • Walter Hügli, Switzerland
  • Neptune Ravar Ingwersen, Switzerland
  • Luis Martinez Lopez, Spain

Awarded the SRG SSR idée suisse/Semaine de la critique Prize, to the value of 8.000 chf

to:

REINDEER SPOTTING - ESCAPE FROM SANTALAND by Joonas Neuvonen, Finland

Special Mentions:

BLOOD CALLS YOU by Linda Thorgren, Sweden

THE FURIOUS FORCE OF RHYMES by Joshua Litle, France/USA

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