Awards for 2014

Audience Award

Short Film

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Documentary

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Feature Film

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Children's Film

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Special Jury Award

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Carmina y amén.
The whole cast of "Carmina & Amen" deserves a collective prize, masterfully proving themselves in the very difficult skill of acting in a black comedy.

Special Mention

International Competition

WINNER

Deep in the Heart: Yukun Xin, Yuanliang Feng, Nifan Lu
For its writing and story.

Best Short

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FIPRESCI Prize

WINNER

What a Wonderful World: Anatol Durbalã
The jury wishes to acknowledge a director whose feature début shows much promise with an urgency and intensity in its storytelling out of a country with virtually no film industry since its independence in 1991. A deceptively spare take on a wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time scenario, the film deftly weaves events of a violent populist uprising by the young generation whose time has come to display their rage and mistrust of a corrupt and backward-looking government, leading to a shocking climax for its unwitting protagonist.

Best Live Action Short

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Drama: Tian Guan
For smart use of a film language that combines a simple yet humoristic story with a good choreography and emphatic characters.

NETPAC Award

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13: Hooman Seyadi
For its daring approach in representing the much-depicted theme of the young adult in Iranian cinema and its unique style in expressing social rage and gender issues through the life of a family.

Best Animated Short

WINNER

The Tide Keeper: Alyx Duncan
For thrilling atmosphere in an oneiric surrounding and visually striking film with a strong intimacy and a wise use of animation.

Best Director

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These Are the Rules: Ognjen Svilicic
For a profound sensitivity and a masterful consequence in displaying the human struggle against bureaucracy and indifference.

Ecumenical Jury Award

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In the Crosswind: Martti Helde
The film is a cinematic requiem. Erna is an Estonian woman writing to her arrested husband and telling the story about her deportation to Siberia. With a firm grip of the technical possibilities: specially the walk among the living sculptures, the director lifts the story to a higher dimension - to a contemplation of suffering, human eternal dignity and hope through an artful combination of pictures, words and music. A requiem for all the innocent people from Eastern Europe, who have suffered or died from oppression of the soviet tyranny. We are not allowed to forget...

Best Documentary - Special Mention

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Crossroads: Anastasiya Miroshnichenko
For its Franciscan philosophy and the director's ability to achieve a powerful effect with small means.

Free Spirit Award - Special Mention

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Before I Disappear: Shawn Christensen
For the successful attempt to marry mainstream to an artistic indie.

Best Documentary Short

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My Dad's a Rocker: Zu Xin Hou
For casting a light on an inspiring man who shows us his true meaning of Rock and Life with a sincere approach from the director.

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