Awards for 2012

Best Film

WINNER

Rust and Bone: Jacques Audiard
Jacques Audiard has a unique handwriting, made up of music, montage, writing, photography, sound, visual design and acting. He is one of only a very small handful of film-makers in the world who has mastered, and can integrate, every element of the process to one purpose: making, in Rust and Bone, a film full of heart, violence and love.

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Best British Newcomer

WINNER

My Brother the Devil: Sally El Hosaini (director and screenwriter)
Sally El Hosaini's writing and direction displayed a remarkable maturity. The film transcended its genre with lyricism and tenderness and possessed a wonderful emotional truth.

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Broken: Rufus Norris (director)



Shell: Scott Graham (director and screenwriter)

The Comedian: Tom Shkolnik (director and screenwriter)

Wasteland: Rowan Athale (director and screenwriter)

Grierson Award

WINNER

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God: Alex Gibney
Mea Maxima Culpa was the unanimous choice of the judges. It was a life-changing film that was made with real integrity. The use of deaf men for interviews finally telling their story was both very distinctive and respectful. The journalism showed an extraordinary paper trail of events leading right to the Vatican in an incredibly compelling manner. It deeply affected the judges who said 'it sat in the gut.'

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Factual Series of the Year

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Sutherland Award

First Feature Competition

WINNER

Beasts of the Southern Wild: Benh Zeitlin
"We commended Anand Gandhi's incredibly ambitious Ship of Theseus, for tickling our intellect and showing us rarely-seen facets of Indian life; as well as Haifaa Al-Mansour's Wadjda, a profound but wickedly funny take on Saudi Arabia's assault on female autonomy. However one film stood out as most clearly deserving of the top prize recognising innovation and originality: Benh Zeitlin's daringly vast, richly detailed Beasts of the Southern Wild."

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