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The Montreal World Film Festival



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The MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTREAL) is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF.

Montreal ranks among the most prestigious festivals in the world. Filmfestivals.com rates this festival in the top 10

The 2017 Festival edition will run August 24 - September 4

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FFM 40 concludes with Awards and Cash prizes...and a sad note of a jury friend passing away RIP Donald Ranvaud

AWARDS OF THE 40th WORLD FILM FESTIVAL,  MONTREAL 2016 September 5

 

Jury

Pierre-Henri Deleau, film festival director, producer, France
Claude Gagnon, director, Canada
Goran Markovic, director, Serbia
Donald Ranvaud, producer, Italy / UK
Eliseo Subiela, director, Argentina

 

FEATURE FILMS

Grand Prize of the Americas (Best Film):
100,000$ - USTAV REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE / THE CONSTITUTION by Rajko Grlic (Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Macedonia)

Special Grand Prix of the jury:
50,000$
 - HAUS OHNE DACH / HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF by Soleen Yusef (Germany, Kurdistan)

 

Best Director:
EVERYBODY HAPPY by Nic Balthazar (Belgium, Netherlands)

 

Best Actress:
Hannah Hoekstra for the film DE HELLEVEEG / THE FURY by André van Duren (Netherlands)

 

Best Actor:
Willem Dafoe for the film MY HINDU FRIEND by Hector Babenco (Brazil)

 

Best Screenplay:
RÜZGARDA SALINAN NILÜFER / SWAYING WATERLILY by Seren Yüce (Turkey)

 

Best Artistic Contribution:
TATARA SAMURAI by Yoshinari Nishikori (Japan)

 

Innovation Award:
EMBRASSE-MOI COMME TU M’AIMES by André Forcier (Canada)

 

SHORT FILMS:

1st prize:
5,000$
-THE SESSION by Morgane Becerril (USA, France, Italy)

Jury Award:
5,000$
- SILENCE by Dejan Mrkic (Australia, Croatia, UK)

 

ZENITHS FOR THE BEST FIRST FICTION FEATURE FILMS 2016:

 

Members of the jury of the First Fiction Films:

Maurie Alioff, film critic, writer, Canada
Mariangiola Castrovilli, journaliste, Italy
Pierre-Henri Deleau, film festival director, producer, France

 

Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature film:
50,000$
 - ATANYM KEREEZI / A FATHER’S WILL by Bakyt Mukul and Dastan Zhapar uulu (Kyrgyzstan)

 

Silver Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film: 
40,000$
 - EHO / ECHO by Dren Zherka (Germany, Kosovo)

 

Bronze Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film (ex-aequo): 
10,000$
 - IF YOU WERE HERE by Yu Lan (China)

10,000$ - DUE EURO L’ORA / TWO EUROS PER HOUR by Andrea D’Ambrosio (Italy)

 

SPECIAL CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL

1st Prize:
60,000$
 -YE KONG QUE / THE NIGHT PEACOCK by Dai Sijie (China, France)

 

2nd Prize:
30,000$
 - WHEN LARRY MET MARY by Wen Zhang (China)

 

DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WORLD

Best Documentary Award (ex-aequo):


15,000$ - KEN SAN by Yuichi Hibi (Japan)

15,000$ - ALBERT ET ALMA EN SEIZE TEMPS / ALBERT AND ALMA IN 16 STRINGS by Philippe Frenette-Roy (Canada)

 

CANADIAN CINEMA

1st Prize: 60,000$
EMBRASSE-MOI COMME TU M’AIMES by André Forcier (Canada)

 

2nd Prize: 30,000$
MÁS ALLÁ DE LO QUE QUEDA / BEYOND WHAT REMAINS by Peter Tharos and Bassel Martin (Canada)

 

GLAUBER ROCHA AWARD FOR THE BEST FILM FROM LATIN AMERICA:

 MIGAS DE PAN / BREADCRUMBS by Manane Rodríguez (Spain, Uruguay)


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About The Montreal World Film Festival

Losique Serge

The MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTREAL)is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF.

Montreal ranks among the most prestigious festivals in the world.
2015 Coverage  includes 120 articles and interviews with winning producers and directors. It was provided by Musivision Films, Laurie Gordon Musivision (video interview), Tom Llewellin, Ken Fernandez,  Dejan Nikolaj Kraljacic and Bruno Chatelin

 


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