GdA DIRECTOR'S AWARD
The Official Jury
for the Giornate degli Autori, chaired by Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf
, has bestowed the GdA Director's Award
on the following film in the Official Selection
The jury was composed of young European cinephiles participating in the 28 Times Cinema
program and released the following statement about the winning film:
"This is one of those rare films which deliver kindness and warmth to the audience by showing an unconventional way of rediscovering love by an elderly couple struggling to survive in Cuba. In its visual aesthetics the film unites stunning actors' performance, a meaningful cinematography, warm Latino colour palette, unpredictable story development and a smart social message."
The GdA Director's Award carries a cash prize of €20,000 euros, to be split equally between the director and Beta Cinema
, the international distributor, which agrees to use the amount received to promote the international circulation of the film.
THE BNL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
LABEL EUROPA CINEMAS
The jury released the following statement about the winning film: "We have chosen to give the award to M for its poetic and sincere portrayal of differences, beautifully directed and with fine performances from the entire cast. M is a charming representation of the relationship between two people scarred by life. It's a film with the potential to reach out and touch young audiences."
The Jury of the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean has assigned the following prizes to films in the Giornate degli Autori's Official Selection:
For the inspired way in which technology becomes a tool for bringing people together by means of compassion and dignity.
Best debut filmmakerSara Forestier
for the film M
For the simplicity, warmth and courage with which the director portrays the obstacles in the way of a unique love story, difficult but powerful.
Best actorRedouanne Harjane
for the film M
For his multifaceted, sincere and moving performance as a young man fighting against prejudice and discrimination.
NUOVO IMAIE TALENT AWARD
EDIPO RE PRIZE
LANTERNA MAGICA PRIZE