Awards for 2017

Golden Puffin

Best Film

WINNER

The Rider: Chloé Zhao
"After seeing this year's winner, RIFF honoree Werner Herzog said 'Just when you think cinema is entering a phase of stagnation, out of nowhere, comes a film like that. It's very encouraging.' And so... for its uncommon sensitivity, exceptional camerawork, heartbreaking performances from non-actors and it's remarkable ability to re-examine the concept of American masculinity, the jury has chosen to award The Golden Puffin to THE RIDER by Chloé Zhao."

Special Mention

International Shorts

WINNER

RIFF Golden Egg Award

Best Short

WINNER

Best Icelandic Short

Best Short

WINNER

A Different Tomorrow

WINNER

Grab and run: Roser Corella
"Shattering, sophisticated and sublime, with its nuanced look at a cultural practice that's the stuff of nightmares, this is a film that transcends all preconceptions, delving deeply into issues of politics, morality and social custom, providing a space for testimony by those most affected while forcing viewers to recognize the absence of easy answers in the face of so many competing fundamental ideals."

International Shorts Competition

International Shorts

IN-COMPETITION

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