Awards for 2013

New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize

WINNER

The Cleaner: Adrián Saba
While it is set in the midst of a deadly epidemic, this film eschews the usual genre tropes and instead offers an aesthetically distinctive, minimalist portrayal of a human connection at a time when it seems all hope is lost. The director creates an eerie, strangely calm atmosphere which is carefully controlled but never feels forced, and without sensationalism or overt sentiment, allows a touching bond to develop between his lead characters, a lonely old man and a young boy. With The Cleaner, Adrian Saba has created a singular, unusual and intimate tale which stayed with us long after viewing.

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New Voices/New Visions Special Jury Mention

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7 Boxes: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori
We were impressed by the energy and pacing of this dynamic first feature which immersed us in the sights and sounds of contemporary Paraguay, and took us on a frenetic, fast paced journey through a labyrinthine marketplace using expertly controlled camera work and editing.

John Schlesinger Award

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Stolen Seas: Thymaya Payne
Stolen Seas is a gripping and eye-opening film about Somali piracy that shows us that things are often not what they seem. Full of rich moral dilemmas, fresh perspectives, rigorous journalism and visually striking storytelling, Stolen Seas takes us on an emotional journey where we are forced to re-examine our prejudices about a misunderstood African reality.

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John Schlesinger Award - Honorable Mention

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Bridging the Borders Award

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Spotlight Award

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Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing

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Director of the Year Award

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Sonny Bono Visionary Award

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Chairman's Award

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Desert Palm Achievement Award

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Career Achievement Award

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FIPRESCI Prize

Best Actor

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Caesar Must Die: Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri
For embodying roles with several levels of dramatic meaning, and drawing them together to achieve a compelling emotional resolution.

Best Actress

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Our Children: Émilie Dequenne
For depicting through gestures, expressions and silences the claustrophobia of an oppressive domestic situation, and for conveying with wrenching intensity the descent into madness.

Best Foreign Language Film

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Fill the Void: Rama Burshtein
For portraying a culture usually depicted in stereotypical terms, with subtlety, sympathy and sensuality and employing a style that is intimate, but not intrusive.

Indie Impact Award

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International Star Award

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Cine Latino Award

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Cine Latino Award - Special Mention

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Bridging the Borders Award - Special Mention

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