Sunday, 31 August 2014

LOCARNO FILM FEST WINNERS


This time, just don't forgive me. It's been longer than I'm comfortable admitting since the Locarno Film Fest wrapped, and I'm only now posting the results of the film calendar's best festival's awards. To make matters worse, the film I'm most anticipating out of all films thus far this year, Lav Diaz's From What Is Beforetook the top prize, the Golden Leopard, though for him at least that's far from making anything worse. Diaz was jury president last year at Locarno, when the Leopard went to Albert Serra's Story of My DeathFull, much too belated, details below.

International Competition

Golden Leopard
From What Is Before (Lav Diaz)

Special Jury Prize
Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry)

Best Director
Pedro Costa (Horse Money)

Best Actor
Artem Bystrov (The Fool)

Best Actress
Ariane Labed (Fidelio, l'Odyssee d'Alice)

Special Mention
August Winds (Gabriel Mascaro)

More winners after the jump:

Filmmakers of the Present


Golden Leopard

Navajaso (Ricardo Silva)

Special Jury Prize
Los Hongos (Oscar Ruiz Navia)

Best Emerging Director
Simone Rapisarda Casanova (The Creation of Meaning)

Special Mention
Un Jeune Poete (Damien Manivel)


Best First Feature
Songs from the North (Yoo Soon Mi)

Best First Feature - Special Mention
Parole de Kamikaze (Sawada Masa)


Leopards of Tomorrow

International Competition

Golden Leopard
Abandoned Goods (Pia Borg and Edward Lawrenson)

Silver Leopard
Shipwreck (Morgan Knibbe)

Pianifica Award
Shipwreck (Morgan Knibbe)

Film and Video Subtitling Award
Hole (Martin Edralin)

Special Mention
White Death (Roberto Collio)

National Competition

Golden Leopard
Totems (Sarah Arnold)

Silver Leopard
Petit Homme (Jean-Guillaume Sonnier)

Action Light Award
Off the Highway (Rhona Muhlebach)


Audience Award
Unlikely Heroes (Peter Luisi)

Variety Piazza Grande Award
Marie Heurtin (Jean-Pierre Ameris)

Critics Week Award
15 Corners of the World (Zuzanna Solakiewicz)
La Mort du Dieu Serpent (Damien Froidevaux)

FIPRESCI Prize
From What Is Before (Lav Diaz)


Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
The Fool (Yuriy Bykov)


Don Quixote Award
From What Is Before (Lav Diaz)
Horse Money (Pedro Costa)


Don Quixote Award - Special Mention
The Fool (Yuriy Bykov)


Zonta Club Locarno Award
La Mort du Dieu Serpent (Damien Froidevaux)


Europa Cinemas Label
Fidelio, l'Odyssee d'Alice (Lucie Borleteau)



Junior Jury Awards


International Competition


Junior Jury Award
The Fool (Yuriy Bykov)


Special Mention
Buzzard (Joel Potrykus)


Leopards of Tomorrow - International Competition


Junior Jury Award
Sleeping Giant (Andrew Cividino)


Special Mention
Mother Earth (Piotr Zlotorowicz)


Leopards of Tomorrow - National Competition

Junior Jury Award
Off the Highway (Rhona Muhlebach)


'Environment Is Quality of Life' Prize
From What Is Before (Lav Diaz)



Excellence Award
Giancarlo Giannini

Leopard of Honour
Agnes Varda

Lifetime Achievement Award
Armin Mueller-Stahl


Raimondo Rezzonico Award
Shi Nan Sun