Awards for 2012

New Currents Award

WINNERS

36: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
We appreciate the effort when a young enough and brave enough invents his own film language. The jury found especially that the writing was breathtaking, artful, economic, and never included an unnecessary word.

Kayan: Maryam Najafi
For the extraordinary sympathy it gives; for the versatility of the language, and the ability of the filmmaker to go from emotion to analysis in this acute portrait a woman fighting to keep new life going.

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New Currents Award - Special Mention

WINNER

Filmistaan: Nitin Kakkar
We wanted to show the international film community that as viewers and critics, we are not allergic to having a simple, good time at the movies.

Flash Forward Award

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Sonje Award

Korea

WINNER

The Night of the Witness: Buem Park
For its well balanced storytelling craftsmanship, maintaining suspense until the end of the film, and at the same time MAKE us discover Many faces of modern Korean SOCIETY.

Asia

WINNER

A Little Farther: Nikan Nezami
For its effectively using characters and locations, to portray beautiful and complex human situations.

Mecenat Award

Korea

WINNER

Anxiety: Hwan-ki Min
The award goes to a film that, through cinematography, editing and sound design, gives to its own narrative structure thee feeling expressed by its title: a film with an universal and eternal issue, how a young, creative and idealist generation could deal with its will to be outside and inside the system at the same time.

Asia

WINNER

Embers: Tamara Stepanyan
Through a personal and nostalgic narrative the film takes us to a soulful journey to the world of a post war generation who are trying to cope with the changing milieu of modern Armenia. The simplicity, honesty and integrity of the director give to the film a remarkable and poetic touch that makes it unforgettable.

Mecenat Award - Special Mention

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Korean Cinema Award

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Audience Award

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FIPRESCI Prize

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Netpac Award

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Jiseul: Meul O
For focusing on a dramatic historical event in an understated way, with stunning B/W cinematography bringing out the pathos and the psyche of the victims as well as the aggressors.

Sonje Award - Special Mention

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Citizen Reviewers' Award

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Busan Cinephile Award

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Asian Filmmaker of the Year

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Movie Collage Award

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