The Jury of the OFFICIAL SECTION of Seville Film Festival 2017, composed by, VALÉRIE DELPIERRE, AGATHE BONITZER, THOMAS ARSLAN, FERNANDO FRANCE y PAOLO MORETTI, have decided to award the following prizes:
Film: THE NOTHING FACTORY (Portugal, 2017)
Directd by: Pedro Pinho
Documentary, fiction and musical brilliantly coexist in this daring and accessible film, which carries the viewer on a both visionary and dramatically realistic journey. For focusing on the complex contemporary economical situation with an anti-rhetoric, poetic and deeply original approach.
GRAND JURY AWARD
Film: WESTERN (Alemania, 2017)
Directed by: Valeska Grisebach
From an apparently marginal and “local” story, the director creates a precise and tense metaphorical social portrait, which powerfully transcends realism acquiring a major socio-political magnitude.
SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY
Film: ZAMA (Argentina, España, Francia, Holanda, EEUU, Brasil, México, Portugal, Lebanon, Suiza, 2017)
Directed by: Lucrecia Martel
Trans-national, trans-territorial, poetically and politically exploring a fantasized yet historical universe which never ceases to evoke the present time.
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
Film: BARBARA (Francia, 2017)
Directed by: Mathieu Amalric
BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD
Film: A VIOLENT LIFE (Francia, 2017)
Directed by: Thierry de Peretti
BEST ACTRESS AWARD
Film: PURE HEARTS (Italia, 2017)
Actress: Selene Caramazza
BEST ACTOR AWARD
Film: A CIAMBRA (Italia, Brasil, Alemania, Francia, EEUU, Suecia, 2017)
Actor: Pio Amato
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD
Film: WINTER BROTHERS (Dinamarca, 2017)
Photography Director: Maria Von Hausswolf
The Seville University Camp_US Jury of the NEW WAVES section of the Seville Film Festival 2017, composed by PABLO ESCUDERO CHAMORRO, ELENA MARTIN SERRA, ALMUDENA MARIA MATA NUÑEZ, DIEGO MANUEL RODRIGUEZ VERANO and PAULA JIMENEZ LUPIAÑEZ have decided to award the following prizes:
NEW WAVES SECTION BEST FILM AWARD
Film: NIÑATO (España, 2017)
Directed by: Adrián Orr
For its courage in blurring the lines between fact and fiction, and also for its skill in the anthropological portrait of the family nucleus in the current social reality.
SPECIAL AWARD NEW WAVES
Premio ex aequo:
Due to the high level of the section in this edition, it has been agreed that for the creation of their own atmospheres and their current themes, such as gender identity and school bullying, aimed at provoking a reaction in the public, the award will be presented jointly.
Film: THE WILD BOYS (Francia, 2017)
Directed by: Bertrand Mandico
PIN CUSHION (Reino Unido, 2017)
Directed by: Deborah Haywood
The Jury of the NEW WAVES NON FICTION section of the Seville Film Festival 2017, composed by JULIETTE DURET, FELIPE LAGE and PETAR MITRIC have decided to award the following prize:
NEW WAVES NON FICTION AWARD
Film: DISTANT CONSTELLATION (Turkey, EEUU, 2017)
Directed by: Shevaun Mizrahi
For use of cinema as art and as a medium of telling universal story. The director imposes an eye for framing the colourful characters and finally delivers a humble, human and deep Ode to life in the crosswind of past, present and future.
The FIPRESCI Jury (International Federation of Film Critics) of Seville Film Festival 2017, composed by GYÖRGY BÁRON, TALIP ERTÜRK and TONI JUNYENT, have decided to award the following prize:
BEST FILM AWARD OF THE RESISTANCES OFFICIAL COMPETITION
Film: TENDERNESS AND THE THIRD PERSON
Directed by: Pablo Llorca
For the rich landscape it brings to life through the story of a family and the neighborhood they live in and because it brilliantly depicts the real people in a daily life struggle with the aspect of comedy.
Film: EL MAR NOS MIRA DE LEJOS
Directed by: Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Special award aimed to one of the Spanish directors who participate in the following sections: Official, New Waves or New Waves/Non_Fiction. This award is worth the creation of a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) Master for his/her next feature film project, being valued in 6.000€ maximum.
The young audience of theEUROPA JUNIOR/ CINEPHILES OF THE FUTURE section of the Seville Film Festival 2017 has decided by vote to award the following prizes:
JUNIOR EUROPE AWARD
Film: EL MALVADO ZORRO FEROZ
Directed by: Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner
CINEPHILES OF THE FUTURE AWARD
Film: JUST CHARLIE
Directed by: Rebekah Fortune
The audience of the EFA SELECTION of the Seville Film Festival 2017 has decided by vote to award the following prize:
GRAND AUDIENCE AWARD
Directed by: Philippe Van Leeuw
The EURIMAGES Jury of Seville Film Festival 2017, composed by HANS CHRISTIAN BOESE and FERNANDO VÍLCHEZ RODRÍGUEZ have decided to award the following prize:
EURIMAGES AWARD TO THE BEST EUROPEAN COPRODUCTION
Film: L’INTRUSA | THE INTRUDER
Directed by: Leonardo di Costanzo
The ASECAN Jury of Seville Film Festival 2017, composed by ALMUDENA LÓPEZ MOLINA, MÓNICA REY and MATEO CABEZA have decided to award the following prize:
THE BEST ANDALUSIAN PANORAMA SHORT FILM ROSARIO VALPUESTA AWARD
Film: EL MUNDANAL RUIDO
Directed by: David Muñoz
For constructing a daring proposal that reflects on form and film language.
SPECIAL ROSARIO VALPUESTA AWARD FOR ARTISTIC CATEGORY (Music, script or direction) TO THE DIRECTION
Film: AYER O ANTEAYER
Directed by: Hugo Sanz Rodero
For elaborating a cinematic tale with a simple, painstaking style at a visual and aesthetic level, capable of reflecting on forgiveness.
Directed by: Isabel Alberro
For working from a gender perspective to show the social inequality between men and women and its standardisation.
OFFICIAL SECTION ASECAN BEST FILM AWARD
Film: TIERRA FIRME
Directed by: Carlos Marqués-Marcet
For reflecting deeply on motherhoods and family models from a non-heteronormative perspective, with brilliantly acted, complex, non-sterotypical characters and through its own symbolic world.
The Jury of the CICAE of the Seville Film Festival 2017, composed by, CLOE TRALCI, FRANCESC VILALLONGA , and RAMIRO LEDO have decided to award the best film debut of the Seville Film Festival 2017:
CICAE AWARD BEST FIRST FEATURE FILM
Film: GOD’S OWN COUNTRY
Directed by: Francis Lee
For its dramatic force, its ability to integrate the toughness of the surroundings into the story, and for its sensitivity in the treatment of the characters played by two magnificent actors.
The jury organised by the Asociación Cultura con Orgullo, with the collaboration of the Asociación Adriano Antinoo and ASECAN, and composed of PAZ PIÑAR, VERÓNICA PÉREZ and PIERMARIO SALERNO has decided to grant the OCAÑA Award to:
4th OCAÑA AWARD TO FREEDOM
Film: MR GAY SYRIA
Directed by: Ayse Toprak
For the courage shown by her director in narrating, with the formula of non-fiction, the experiences of a group of male homosexuals escaping from Syria at war, all shown with the hope of a life in freedom.