Awards for 2012

Jury Prize

Best Actor

WINNER

My Father's Bike: Michal Urbaniak
Michal Urbaniak endears us with his subtle embodiment of an old man, who after a lifetime of mistakes, realizes that in order to gently nudge his family back on track, he must make some changes. He does all this in a wonderful organic way, never losing the tired, but mischievous twinkle in his eye.

Best Actress

WINNER

Betrayal: Franziska Petri
Hidden behind Franziska Petri's intense catlike eyes is a powerful and fearless performance that surprises and captivates at every turn.

Best Director

WINNER

The Weight: Kyu-hwan Jeon
Never wavering from his singular poetic style, Jeon Kyu-hwan deftly pulls the audience through a barrage of painful and extreme imagery into what in the end is a very touching film about love and acceptance.

Best Cinematographer

WINNER

House with a Turret: Rimvydas Leipus
The beautiful black and white cinematography by Rimvydas Leipus is effortless, humble, and yet, extremely evocative and potent.

Special Jury Prize

WINNER

Halima's Path: Arsen A. Ostojic
HALIMA'S PATH comforts us with the knowledge that forgiveness has the power to lead us out of even the most impossible and horrific situations.

Audience Award

WINNER

Lifetime Achievement Award

WINNER

Don Quixote Award

WINNER

Keep Smiling: Rusudan Chkonia
KEEP SMILING is a humoric, empathic, intelligent and public-pleasant film, which exactly describes media-based society's absurdity in the crossroads of Europe and Asia.

Don Quixote Award - Special Mention

WINNER

Wadjda: Haifaa Al-Mansour
The Jury is impressed by the courage of the director Haifaa Al-Mansour for formulation a desire of an Islamic society that fully accepts equal rights for men and women. Especially the young actors give the hope that Saudi Arabia will transport peacefully into a modern society.

Netpac Award

WINNER

Wadjda: Haifaa Al-Mansour
A bold movie with an uplifting spirit, narrated in a simple, touching and masterful way.

Estonian Film Award

WINNER

Mushrooming: Toomas Hussar
The HEAVE(i)N Estonian Film Award goes to a film that the jury appreciated for its satirical tone and its intelligent critique of contemporary media politics.

IN-COMPETITION





Best North American Independent Film

WINNER

For Ellen: So Yong Kim
The Jury found this film to be a beautiful and meaningful story, lead by strong performances by all the actors involved. The director managed to bring out the sensibility in each character, to handle this touching subject with heart-warming humor and the whole is supported by an excellent mise-en-scene and a beautiful photography.

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FIPRESCI Prize

WINNER

The Daughter: Aleksandr Kasatkin, Natalya Nazarova
For its multidimensional treating of actual questions like religious extremism, guilt, confrontation of different value systems and circulation of violence in closed societies on the base of a convincing and touching acting.

Red Herring Award

WINNER

A Coffee in Berlin: Jan Ole Gerster
The jury gives the Red Herring Award to a film that uses great wit, insight and economy of expression to evoke a recognizable experience of contemporary alienation.

Just Film Award

Best Film

WINNER

Best Youth Film

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Best Children's Film

WINNER

Just Film Award - Special Mention

Youth Jury

WINNER

Children's Jury

WINNER

International Jury

WINNER

Animated Dreams Award

Best Design

WINNER

Best Story

WINNER

Animated Dreams Grand Prize "Wooden Wolf"

WINNER

Estonian Academy of Arts Animation Student Award

WINNER

Swarming: Joni Männistö
A tasteful mix between bright graphics and a catchy story. The movie creates a brilliant contrast between playful, positive visuals and eerie, disturbing images. The "New Life" is a masterfully executed movie and we would like to celebrate it.

Sleepwalkers Grand Prize

Short Film

WINNER

Student Film

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Baltic Sea

WINNER

National

WINNER

Sleepwalkers Special Mention

Short Film

WINNER

Student Film

WINNER

Baltic Sea

WINNER

National

WINNERS


Animated Dreams Special Mention

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Tridens Award

Best Film

WINNER

Everybody's Gone: Georgiy Paradzhanov
The jury acknowledges the striking imagery, vivid characterisations and cinematic poetry with which a skillful director explores collective and individual memory.

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Best Cinematographer

WINNER

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