09/09/2017

GdA Awards 2017


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:
Candelaria by Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza

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
Promoted by BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas
Ga'agua - Longing di Savi Gabizon


LABEL EUROPA CINEMAS
M by Sara Forestier wins the Europa Cinemas Label
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."


FEDEORA PRIZES
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:

Best film
Eye On Juliet by Kim Nguyen
For the inspired way in which technology becomes a tool for bringing people together by means of compassion and dignity.

Best debut filmmaker
Sara 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 actor
Redouanne 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
Federica Rosellini, star of Where the Shadows Fall by Valentina Pedicini
Mimmo Borrelli, star of Equilibrium by Vincenzo Marra


EDIPO RE PRIZE
Valentina Pedicini, director of Where the Shadows Fall


LANTERNA MAGICA PRIZE
Equilibrium by Vincenzo Marra