Awards for 1997
Prize of the City of Torino
Best Short Film
Best Italian Fiction Film
La lettera: Dario Migliardi
For its essentiality and its balance between humour and lightness, for its care for details and for the narrative conciseness with which it represents "the joke of life".
Best Feature Film
Best Italian Non-Fiction Film
Best Torino Film
Magia dei cartoni:
(Laboratorio Immagine 2)
For its striking narrative synthesis, for its poetical abstractness, and for its language freshness.
Jury Special Prize
La mort du chanteur du Mexico: Laurent Firode
For its structure originality and for the way it plays with time concept. It cuts down the dramatics with humour in a chain of small accidents to reach a totally unexpected ending.
Horoskop: Maciej Adamek
It's a delicate reflection about adolescence uncertainty, expressed with a clean and incisive style. The end seems to suggest with irony that playing is the best way to face the future.
International Short Film Competition
Kitchen Party: Gary Burns
For having made a meaningful group portrayal with some very extraordinary dramatic solutions.
The Full Monty: Peter Cattaneo
For its original and strongly ironic ways to portray all aspects, human, social and cultural, of a crisis in a factory town.
Holden Award for the Best Script
Road to Nhill: Alison Tilson
For its cleverness in following many characters and situations within a small epic of daily and ordinary life.
Best Italian Film
Best Feature Film
Women-Men Equal Rights Award
Brat: Aleksey Balabanov
For its vision of Russian society today and its sense of urgency and strong characterization.
FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention
Shepotinnik, Peter: Russia, int. features
Simon, Alisa: USA, int. features
Delisle, Martin: int. shorts
Lombardi, Marco: int. shorts
Cerra, Caterina: Torino competition
Frambosi, Andrea: Torino competition
Tarquini, Silvia: Torino competition