Film Festival Award Winners

2022

FIPRESCI Prize for Best International Film

Prayers For the Stolen (Mexico), Directed by Tatiana Huezo

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actor in an International Film

Amir Jadidi in A Hero (Iran)

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress in an International Film

Agathe Rousselle in Titane (France)

FIPRESCI Prize for Best International Screenplay

A Hero (Iran), Screenwriter Asghar Farhadi

Best Documentary

Flee (Denmark), directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Special Mention: The Caviar Connection (France), directed by Benoît Bringer

New Voices New Visions Award

Happening (France), directed by Audrey Diwan

Special Mention: Wildhood (Canada/Germany), directed by Bretten Hannam

Ibero-American Award

Prayers For the Stolen (Mexico), directed by Tatiana Huezo

Special Mention: Medusa (Brazil/USA), directed by Anita Rocha da Silveira

Special Mention: 7 Lives, 7 Lakes (Spain), directed by Víctor Escribano

Local Jury Award

Escape from Mogadishu (South Korea), directed by Ryoo Seung-wan

Special Mention: Mission: Joy – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times (USA), directed by Louie Psihoyos, Peggy Callahan

Young Cineastes Award

Yuni (Indonesia), directed by Kamila Andini

Special Mention: Any Day Now (Finland), directed by Hamy Ramezan

MOZAIK Bridging the Borders Award

A Hero (Iran), directed by Asghar Farhadi

Special Mention: Fear (Bulgaria), directed by Ivaylo Hristov

Special Mention: Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America (USA), directed by Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler

2019

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature

The Grizzlies (Canada), directed by Miranda de Pencier

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature 

The Biggest Little Farm (USA), directed by John Chester

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film

Shoplifters (Japan), directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film

Marcello Fonte in Dogman (Italy)

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film

Joanna Kulig in Cold War (Poland)

New Voices New Visions Award

Sofia (France/Qatar ), directed by Meryem Benm'Barek

Honorable Mention: Saf (Turkey), directed by Ali Vatansever

John Schlesinger Award

Ghost Fleet (USA), directed by Shannon Service and Jeffrey Waldron

Honorable Mention: Bathtubs Over Broadway (USA), directed by Dava Whisenant 

CV Cine Award

Carmen & Lola (Spain), directed by Arantxa Echevarria

Honorable Mention: The Chambermaid (Mexico/USA), directed by Lila Avilés

Ricky Jay Magic of Cinema Award

Dead Pigs (China), directed by Cathy Yan

GoE Bridging the Borders Award

Eldorado (Switzerland), directed by Markus Imhoof

Honorable Mention: Smuggling Hendrix (Cyprus/Germany/Greece), directed by Marios Piperides

2020

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan), Director Pawo Choyning Dorji

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature

Gay Chorus Deep South (USA), Director David Charles Rodrigues

FIPRESCI Prize for Best International Feature Film of the Year

Beanpole (Russia), Director Kantemir Balagov

FIPRESCI Prize for the Best Actor in an International Feature Film

Bartosz Bielenia from Corpus Christi (Poland)

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress in an International Feature Film

Helena Zengel from System Crasher (Germany)

FIPRESCI Prize for International Screenplay

Parasite (South Korea), Screenwriters Bong Joon-Ho and Han Jin-Won

Special Mention: Antigone (Canada), Screenwriter Sophie Deraspe

New Voices New Visions Award

Song Without A Name (Peru/Spain/USA/Chile), Director Melina León

Best Documentary

Talking About Trees (France/Sudan/Germany/Chad/Qatar), Director Suhaib Gasmelbari

Ibero-American Award

Monos (Colombia), Director Alejandro Landes.

Special Mention: Workforce (Mexico), Director David Zonana.

Local Jury Award

Adam (Morocco), Director Maryam Touzani

Young Cineastes Award

Corpus Christi (Poland), Director Jan Komasa

GoEnergistics (GoE) Bridging the Borders Award

Advocate (Israel/Canada/Switzerland), Director Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche

Special Mention: The Australian Dream (Australia), Director Daniel Gordon

2018

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature

Finding Your Feet (UK), directed by Richard Loncraine

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature 

Skid Row Marathon (US), directed by Mark Hayes

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film

Felicite (Senegal), directed by Alain Gomis

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film

Nakhane Touré in The Wound (South Africa)

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film

Daniela Vega in A Fantastic Woman (Chile)

New Voices New Visions Award

The Charmer (Denmark), directed by Milad Alami

Honorable Mention for Exceptional Direction: Léa Mysius for Ava (France)

John Schlesinger Award

Brimstone and Glory (U.S./Mexico), directed by Viktor Jakovleski

Cine Latino Award

Killing Jesús (Colombia/Argentina), directed by Laura Mora

Honorable Mention: A Fantastic Woman (Chile), directed by Sebastián Lelio

HP Bridging the Borders Award

The Insult (Lebanon), directed by Ziad Doueiri

2017

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature

When We Rise (U.S.), directed by Gus Van Sant

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature 

Take Me Home Huey (U.S.), directed by Alicia Brauns and Christine Steele

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film

Toni Erdmann (Germany), directed by Maren Ade

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film

Gael García Bernal in Neruda (Chile)

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film

Isabelle Huppert in Elle (France)

New Voices New Visions Award

Winner: White Sun (Nepal/U.S./Qatar/Netherlands), directed by Deepak Runiyar

Special Mentions: Kati Kati (Kenya/Germany), directed by Mbithi Masya, and Mellow Mud (Latvia), directed by Renārs Vimba

John Schlesinger Award

Winner: No Dress Code Required (Mexico), directed by Cristina Herrera Bórquez

Special Mention: Beauties of the Night (Mexico), directed by Maria José Cuevas  

Cine Latino Award

Winner: Neruda (Chile), directed by Pablo Larraín

Special Mention: Everything Else (Mexico), directed by Natalia Alamda

HP Bridging the Borders Award

Mercenary (France), directed by Sacha Wolff

2016

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature

Labyrinth of Lies (Germany), directed by Giulio Ricciarelli

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature 

Everything is Copy (USA), directed by Jacob Bernstein and Nick Hooker  

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film

The Assassin (Taiwan), directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien  

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film

Sigurður Sigurjónsson and Theodór Júlíusson from Rams (Iceland)

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film

Alena Mihulová from Home Care (Czech Republic)

New Voices New Visions Award

Winner: Death By Death (Belgium/France), directed by Xavier Seron

Special Mention: Thithi (India/US), directed by Raam Reddy   

John Schlesinger Award

The Birth of Saké (Japan), directed by Erik Shirai   

HP Bridging the Borders Award

Umrika (India), directed by Prashant Nair

2015

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature

Selma (U.S.), directed by Ava DuVernay

Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature 

Keep on Keepin' On (U.S.), directed by Alan Hicks

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film

Leviathan (Russia), directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev  

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actor in a Foreign Language Film

Haluk Bilginer in Winter Sleep (Turkey)  

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film

Anne Dorval in Mommy (Canada)  

New Voices New Visions Award

No One's Child (Serbia), directed by Vuk Ršumovic  

John Schlesinger Award

Walking Under Water (Poland), directed by Eliza Kubarska   

Cine Latino Award

Flowers (Spain), directed by Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga  

HP Bridging the Borders Award

Corn Island (Georgia), directed by George Ovashvili

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