Awards for 2014

Jury Prize

Best Actor

WINNER

The Theory of Everything: Eddie Redmayne
For his tour de force representation of the integrity of the human spirit as well as the human mind.

Best Actress

WINNER

Margarita, with a Straw: Kalki Koechlin
For its unmitigated approach to how physically challenged individuals can overcome all obstacles and learn to be at peace with one's personal worth.

Best Director

WINNER

Move: Marat Sarulu
For working against cinematic conventions by telling a story that not only compels but engages in remarkable social ways.

Best Cinematographer

WINNER

Risttuules: Erik Põllumaa
For its compelling and innovative approach to filming one of the most bitter times in Estonian history and its aftermath.

Lifetime Achievement Award

WINNER

Don Quixote Award

WINNER

Risttuules: Martti Helde
The film exposes a new way of making a movie on a topic that caused so much pain to one nation. The dignity and hope exposed in the text is moving and the film could help healing the wounds of history.

Netpac Award

WINNER

Move: Marat Sarulu
For the evocative visualization of its Central Asian landscape shifting from an idyllic rural locale to a drab industrial wasteland, captured in a meditative tale about losing home and family.

Estonian Film Award

WINNER

Risttuules: Martti Helde
A deeply moving reflection of memory and trauma enhanced by excellent cinematography.

IN-COMPETITION




Best North American Independent Film

WINNER

Mommy: Xavier Dolan
For being a technical masterpiece, a generational echo and a declaration of love to those numerous independent and courageous women, who fight every day for their children and their lives. "It is a film about tolerance, a message of hope conveyed by the outstanding performance of the three actors and the mesmerizing mise-en-scene of Dolan."

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FIPRESCI Prize

WINNER

Today: Reza Mirkarimi
For the way it manages to achieve big dramatic and political resonance out of a deceitfully simple story.

Just Film Award - Special Mention

Youth Jury

WINNER

Children's Jury

WINNER

International Jury

WINNER

Animated Dreams Award

Best Sound Design

WINNER

Pilots on the Way Home: Priit Pärn, Olga Pärn
For atmospheric sound and music that evokes sensuality even outside erotic scenes.

Best Student Film

WINNER

Best Visuals

WINNER

Astigmatismo: Nicolaï Troshinsky
For the optique that pulls the viewer inside of main characters mysterious and at the same time very uncertain world.

Sleepwalkers Grand Prize

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION

Art: Adrian Sitaru
International


Cupcake: Jane Magnusson
Baltic Sea

Sleepwalkers Special Mention

Student

WINNER

Erlösung: Mark Gerstorfer
For its cinematography and comment on a generation.

Baltic Sea

WINNERS

Ja vi elsker: Hallvar Witzø
For it's witty, dark Scandinavian humour.

Our Curse: Tomasz Sliwinski
For bravely sharing a personal story about not losing hope in a difficult situation

National

WINNER

Animated Dreams Special Mention

WINNERS

The Obvious Child: Stephen Irwin
For openly provocative depiction of religion and questions of living, life and death.

Storm Hits Jacket: Paul Cabon
For absurd humour and unique approach to character animation and design.

Tick-Tack: Ülo Pikkov
For mechanically precise film about ageing of both humans and traditional crafts under their own influence.

Special Mention

WINNER

Angels of Revolution: Aleksey Fedorchenko
For its creative mixture of realism and surrealism, and the very specific way it cinematically narrates the story.

Sleepwalkers Jury Prize

Student

WINNER

Deserted: Yoav Hornung
For its intriguing depiction of a military situation that has a wider universal meaning.

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International

WINNER

Art: Adrian Sitaru
Two young filmmakers are making a movie about abuse and exploitation. Are they critics, observers or participants? We chose a film that cleverly exposes the taboos and makes you think about how simple it is to rationalize our vices.

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National

WINNER

Ivanipäev: Ivan Pavljutskov
An age old story of a boy and a girl, divided by nationality, and the resulting prejudice. Russians in today's Estonia are hardly a minority, but their voice goes often unheard and so do their stories. We award a film that addresses the worldwide issue and makes a point that evolves beyond a love story.

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Baltic Sea

WINNER

Cupcake: Jane Magnusson
For pulling the audience in to experience love, loss and separation.

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Ude I Skoven/Out of the Woods







Tridens Award

Best Film

WINNER

Life in a Fishbowl: Baldvin Zophoníasson
An excellent depiction of the lives of three characters in a refreshing humane way without moral judgment.

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Best Cinematographer

WINNER

The Quiet Roar: Fredrik Wenzel
For the impressive use of landscapes to express the inner stillness world of the main character in "The Quiet Roar."

Tridens Special Award

WINNER

Name Me: Nigina Sayfullaeva
A nuanced, complex portrait of a father-daughter relationship.

Ecumenical Jury Prize

WINNER

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