Awards for 2016

Bronze Horse

Best Film

WINNER

Bezbog: Ralitza Petrova
"The prize for Best Film goes to an astonishing masterpiece. This is filmmaking of the highest order and marks the arrival of a new great within cinema. A film that will forever live in the hearts and minds of viewers. It is a true work of art and, simply put, is one of the finest films ever made. Best film goes to Ralitza Petrova's GODLESS."

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Best Documentary

WINNER

Hooligan Sparrow: Nanfu Wang
"Not long ago, filmmaking was exclusive for the privileged. Thanks to new technology some few rare talent are able cross the barrier of the establishment and create a fantastic film. In a world speeding into nationalism and corruption we have an opportunity to meet a daring group of women standing up against a system that perpetuate sexual abuse on women and children. With a organic closeness and compassion to subject, seldom seen in the art of film, we are happy to reward Best Documentary to the remarkable achievement of Nanfu Wang with the fantastic film Hooligan Sparrow."

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Best Screenplay

WINNER

Lao shi: Johnny Ma
"This script with marked intelligence, one man's descent brilliantly unfolds in this important and terse moral thriller. The prize for Best Script goes to Johnny Ma for OLD STONE."

Best Actor

WINNER

Compte tes blessures: Kévin Azaïs
"In this great debut film, we follow a remarkable portray of a young man's struggle of finding peace with his father. The prize for Best Actor goes to Kévin Azaïs for his incredible work in A TASTE OF INK."

Best Cinematography

WINNER

Câini: Andrei Butica
"Photographed with incredible restraint and a clear mastery of both artistry and craft, the Director of Photography clearly delivers some of cinema's finest cinematography. The prize for Best Cinematography goes to Andrei Butica for his cinematography of DOGS."

Best Short Film

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Rhapsody: Constance Meyer (director) (Silex Films (production company), Carmen Films (production company))

Audience Award

WINNER

1km Film Award

WINNER

Älskade unge: Frida Kempff
This years 1km film scholarship goes to a director who believes in the power of the image, her scenes achieve a fine balance between mystery and emotion. Small details in her film bear great importance, the observant viewer is rewarded with complex characters undergoing a stormy inner drama.

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FIPRESCI Prize

Competition

WINNER

American Honey: Andrea Arnold
A depiction of being young amongst a mid-western society. With an incredible soundtrack the film perfectly captures hope amongst hopelessness. This years International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) goes to "American Honey" by Andrea Arnold.

Best First Film

WINNER

Sufat Chol: Elite Zexer
"An important film told with great authenticity and compassion, cinema and the world at large has a new and exciting voice with this film maker. The prize for Best First Film goes to Elite Zexer for her wonderful and wildly poignant SAND STORM."

Best Film

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iFestival Award

Best Film

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A La Derive: Cyprien Clément-Delmas (director) (Fabian & Fred (production company), Koro Films (co-production))

Aluminum Horse

Best Directorial Debut

WINNER

Best Director

WINNER

Lao shi: Johnny Ma
"In the wildly engaging and painfully relevant film, talent of the highest order is shown in full display. The prize for Best Director goes to Johnny Ma for OLD STONE."

Stockholm Impact Award

WINNER

Katie Says Goodbye: Wayne Roberts
"Katie Says Goodbye is a sensitive, layered and complex, coming of age story of a young American girl. The film displays a clearly female sensitive gaze, without sensationalizing Katie's heart breaking story. It shows us the complexity of human nature and people and relationships, be they women or men, without judgment. The cinematic style of the film is fresh and subtle, and the performance of Olivia Cooke as Katie is compelling. It leaves you experiencing, the innocence, the darkness, the vulnerability and the strength of the lovable Katie."

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