XI SEVILLE EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL HONOURS

XI SEVILLE EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL HONOURS

Saturday 15 de November 2014

The Jury of the OFFICIAL SECTION of Seville European Film Festival 2014, composed by, PELIN ESMER, NORA NAVAS, MARCELO PANOZZO, CARLOS VERMUT and NEIL YOUNG have decided to award the following prizes:

GOLDEN GIRALDILLO

TURIST (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, 2014)

Directed by Ruben Östlund

"No-madeja-do" - "It has not abandoned me" - is the motto of Seville. So there can be no more appropriate winner of the top prize at the city's film festival than a work which pivots on the idea of abandonment, in which the perception of crisis triggers an unexpected response with extreme consequences for all concerned. The winner of the Golden Giraldillo 2014 is Turist, by Ruben Ostlund.

SILVER GIRALDILLO

THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER (Israel, France, 2014)

Directed by Nadav Lapid

Arrestingly original in its theme and audacious in its execution, the laureate of the Silver Giraldillo is a work which expertly manipulates both our sympathies and our expectations to draw us deep into its claustrophobic, ambiguous psychological realm. We salute the achievement of Nadav Lapid, writer and director of The Kindergarten Teacher.

SPECIAL JURY Award

THE WONDERS / LE MERAVIGLIE (Italy, Switzerland, Germany, 2014)

Directed by Alice Rohrwacher

The pains, joys and secrets of family life are subtly rendered in the winner of our special jury prize, a film of pungent atmospheres and powerful emotions, elevated by compellingly vivid characterisations and performances. The judges were unanimous in admiring The Wonders, by Alice Rohrwacher.

Best DIRECTOR Award

Mike Leigh, for MR TURNER (Reino Unido, 2014)

A convincingly detailed immersion in a long-gone past; a clear-eyed and sympathetic vision of timeless human emotions. a startling and illumination exploration of artistic genius; a teeming ensemble cast, revolving around a magnetic central performance. Our Best Director prize goes to a true giant of European cinema: Mike Leigh, for Mr Turner.

Best SCREENPLAY Award

TURIST (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, 2014)

Written by Ruben Östlund

Our award for best screenplay recognises writing which admirably uses humour for serious ends, and which takes an extremely specific set of circumstances as starting-point to tackle much wider and more universal issues. Sketching vivid characterisations in precise, economic strokes, the author boldly cements his status in the front rank of Europe's writer-directors. We salute Ruben Ostlund, for Turist.

Best ACTRESS Award

Arielle Holmes, for HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT (USA, France, 2014)

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Maria Alexandra Lungu, for THE WONDERS / LE MERAVIGLIE (Italy, Switzerland, Germany, 2014)

With an impressive range of female talent to consider, the jury ultimately decided to award the Best Actress prize ex-aequo to two performances. In alphabetical order, they are Arielle Holmes, for her harrowingly compelling incarnation of a Manhattan drug-addict inHeaven Knows What, and Maria Alexandra Lungu, so unforgettably luminescent as the teenage beekeeper in The Wonders.

Best ACTOR Award

Timothy Spall, for MR TURNER (Reino Unido, 2014)

Great performances take colours from the full range of the artistic palette, building up light and shade to create a three-dimensional effect that effortlessly transcends the screen's two-dimensional canvas. For his titanic work in - and as - Mr Turner, the jury is honoured to present its Best Actor award to Timothy Spall.

Best CINEMATOGRAPHY Award

Mikhail Krichman for LEVIATHAN (Rusia, 2014)

The winning film uses the visual language of cinema to conjure both the majesty of landscape and the more intimate complexities of domestic space. In tandem with the director, the cinematographer combining the two in order to precisely navigate the psychological and social realities of a world gone badly wrong. We give our prize to Mikhail Krichman, for Leviathan.

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The Seville University Camp_US Jury of the NEW WAVES section of the Seville European Film Festival 2014, composed by REYES CALVILLO LOPEZ, CRISTIAN JAVIER CEBALLOS LUNA, ALVARO DE LUNA MARTIN, ROSA DEL MAR SALIDO SERRANO and MATEOS SANCHEZ MARTINEZ have decided to award the following prizes:

NEW WAVES SECTION BEST FILM AWARD

LAS ALTAS PRESIONES (Spain, 2014)

Directed by Ángel Santos

For the ability the characters have, thanks to their development, to enable us to empathize with them, for considering it a reflection of the present situation in the creative sector and of the relationship that should exist between a crew and cast. Also, for being a film that can be exported and that has great possibilities of being successful in cinemas.

THE NEW WAVES SECOND AWARD

L’ABRI (Suiza, 2014)

Directed by Fernand Melgar

For making art a tool for increasing social awareness and showing in a masterly way a harsh reality that would not be seen by large audiences in a different format from this.

SPECIAL MENTION

LOS HONGOS (Colombia, France, Argentina, Germany, 2014)

Directed by Óscar Ruiz Navia

For showing a different reality than the one we know and do such a groundbreaking way.

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The Jury of the NEW WAVES NON FICTION section of the Seville European Film Festival 2014, composed by CRHISTINE DOLLHOFER, VIRGINIA GARCIA DEL PINO and CARLA SUBIRANA  have decided to award the following prize:

NEW WAVES NON FICTION SECTION BEST FILM AWARD

REMINE, EL ÚLTIMO MOVIMIENTO OBRERO (Spain, 2014)

Directed by Marcos Martínez Merino

The jury has voted unanimously for the film REMINE, EL ÚLTIMO MOVIMIENTO OBRERO as it is necessary, honest and moving. A testimony to the dignity of the miners and a legacy for future generations.

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The FIPRESCI Jury (International Federation of Film Critics) of Seville European Film Festival 2014, composed by SENEM AYTAC, JULIEN CAMI and OSCAR PEYROU have decided to award the following prize:

RESISTANCES SECTION BEST FILM AWARD

EQUÍ Y N’OTRU TIEMPU (Spain, 2014)

Directed by Ramón Lluís Bande

The film reflects a story little known inside and outside Spain with rigor, meticulousness, originality and efficiency. The result is a laconic, moving film that transforms the screen into a monument, succeeding in keeping memory alive.

In addition, DELUXE offers the winner of Resistences the creation of a DCP master of his/her next feature film.

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The young audience of the EUROPA JUNIOR section of the Seville European Film Festival 2014 has decided by vote to award the following prize:

JUNIOR GIRALDILLO AWARD

THE 7TH DWARF (Germany, 2014)

Directed by Harald Siepermann

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The audience of the EFA SELECTION of the Seville European Film Festival 2014 has decided by vote to award the following prize:

GRAND AUDIENCE AWARD

HUMAN CAPITAL (Italy, 2014)

Directed bt Paolo Virzí

Also the film will be made accessible thanks to the company WHATSCINE.

EURIMAGES AWARD TO THE BEST EUROPEAN COPRODUCTION

EURIMAGES AWARD, in which the programmers J.A. VEGA and MARTIN PAWLEY have valued an ambitious project in the field of co-production that transcends the borders of the country of origin of the project.

WHITE GOD (Hungary, Germany, Sweden, 2014)

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó

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The award from the distribution company MARVIN & WAYNE for a short film from the Andalusian Panorama section goes to:

OASIS (España, 2014)

Directed by Carmen Jiménez

For which it will provide strategy and promotion services at 60 festivals, both national and International.

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The jury composed by CONCEPCIÓN FERNÁNDEZ MARTÍNEZ (Director at ‘Centro de Iniciativas Culturales dela Universidad de Sevilla’ - CICUS), professor VIRGINIA GUARINOS GALÁN,  JOSÉ LUIS CIENFUEGOS (Director at Seville European Film Festival), SONIA LÓPEZ TRUYO (CICUS) y  JOSÉ LUIS HOHENLEITER BARRANCO (CICUS), has decided by vote to award the following prize:

VII EUROPEAN CINEMA AWARD ‘UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA’

This prize is awarded to a short film script project valued at 3.000 € for its production and further première in Seville European Film Festival XII Edition (2015):

EL NUDISTA

Directed by ALEJANDRO PHILIP WAUDBY

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The ASECAN Jury of Seville European Film Festival 2014, composed by JOSE SERRANO RODRIGUEZ, JUAN JOSE ROLDAN and EDUARDO TRIAS have decided to award the following prize:

ANDALUSIAN PANORAMA BEST SHORT FILM AWARD

OASIS (Spain, 2014)

Directed by Carmen Jiménez

A short film, well directed, edited and set that maintains the rhythm and interest with a subject matter, equality, that is treated with special sensitivity and that has also been seen in others of the short films selected.

SPECIAL MENTION

TRES TRISTES TIGRES (Spain, 2014)

Directed by Bea Hohenleiter and Bruno Ojeda

For its original format and for dealing with young people who are training and putting their hopes in the future of our cinema.

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PREMIOS NO OFICIALES

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OFFICIAL SECTION ASECAN BEST FILM AWARD

LA SAPIENZA (Italy, France, 2014)

Directed by Eugène Green

For its optimistic celebration of knowledge and wisdom as light to improve our existence with an exquisite, minimalist film treatment.

SPECIAL MENTION

MR TURNER (Reino Unido, 2014)

Director: Mike Leigh

For bringing us closer to the figure of the painter William Turner, showing his talent, his art and his tenderness.

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The Cinema with Pride Colective jury composed by MANUEL ROSADO CABELLO (Adriano Antinoo Association),   ÁNGEL GÓMEZ PEÑA (Adriano Antinoo Association),   SANDRA RUÍZ PALOMAR (Acción Diversa Association), MARÍA LUISA TEJADO LÓPEZ (Acción Diversa Association) y ÁNGEL PANTOJA  (Screenwriter and Plastic Artist) has decided to award the following prize:

1st OCAÑA AWARD TO FREEDOM

SOMETHING MUST BREAK (Sweden, 2014)

Directed by Ester Martin Bergsmark

 

Por su aportación a una mirada limpia y libre de estereotipos y etiquetas sobre la  transexualidad.

 

For its contribution to a clean look on transsexuality, free of labels and stereotypes.


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