AWARDS OF THE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL – MONTRÉAL 2007

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MONTREAL, CANADA (RUSHPRNEWS) September 4, 2007: Following is the list of Awards given at the World Film Festival 2007, which ended September 3rd, 2007.

JURY President : JAMES B. HARRIS, producer (U.S.A.) JAVIER ANGULO BARTUREN, journalist (Spain) DENISE FILIATRAULT, actress and director (Canada) NATHALIE KATINAKIS, representing the general public (Canada) MIA MAESTRO, actress (Argentina) KANG SU-YEON, actress (South Korea)

FEATURE FILMS

Grand prix of the Americas:
BEN X by Nic Balthazar (Belgium / Netherlands) A SECRET by Claude Miller (France)

Special Grand Prix of the jury :
NOODLE by Ayelet Menahemi (Israël)

Best Director :
1 DAY (1 JOURNÉE) by Jacob Berger (Switzerland)

Best Artistic contribution :
TERESA: EL CUERPO DE CRISTO by Ray Loriga (Spain)

Best Actress :
ANDREA SAWAKTZKI for the film THE OTHER BOY by Volker Einrauch (Germany)

Best Actor :
FILIPE DUARTE and TOMÁS ALMEIDA for the film A OUTRA MARGEM (THE OTHER SIDE) by Luis Filipe Rocha (Portugal / Brazil)

Best Screenplay :
SAMIRA’S GARDEN by Latif Lahlou, screenplay by Latif Lahlou (Morocco)

Innovation Award :
D75-TARTINA CITY by Issa Serge Coelo (Tchad / France / Morocco)

SHORT FILMS :

1er prize:
CLEANING LADY’S DREAMS by Banu Akseki (Belgium)

Jury Award:
L.H.O. by Jan Zabeil (Allemagne)
ZENITHS FOR THE BEST FIRST FICTION FEATURE FILM 2007

Members of the jury of the First Fiction Film :
Jacques Bensimon (Canada)
Jérôme Paillard (France)
Jorge Sanchez Sosa (Mexique)

Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature Film :
LA CAJA (THE WOODEN BOX) by Juan Carlos Falcón (Spain)

Silver Zenith for First Fiction Feature Film :
MALOS HABITOS (BAD HABITS) by Simon Bross (Mexico)

Bronze Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film :
DONG SUN (BAMBOO SHOOTS) by Jian Yi (China)

Special Mention in the First Feature Film Category:
WIND MAN by Khuat Akhmetov (Russie)
PUBLIC AWARDS
The public was invited to vote for the most popular films among the feature films presented during the 2007 Montreal World Film Festival.

Public Award for the most popular film of the Festival :
BEN X by Nic Balthazar (Belgium / Netherlands)

Public Award for the most popular canadian feature film :
SURVIVING MY MOTHER by Émile Gaudreault (Canada)

Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Latin American Film :
PARTES USADAS (USED PARTS) by Aarón Fernandez (Mexico)

Award for Best Documentary Film :
NACH DER MUSIK (A FATHER’S MUSIC) by Igor Heitzmann (Germany)

Award for Best Canadian Short Film :
GILLES’ LILI (LA LILI A GILLES) by David Uloth (Canada)
FIPRESCI PRIZE (INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS) Feature film:
SAMIRA’S GARDEN by Latif Lahlou (Morocco) Short film:
GOOD NIGHT MALIK (BONNE NUIT MALIK) by Bruno Danan (France)

ECUMENICAL PRIZE
BEN X by Nic Balthazar (Belgium / Netherlands)

AUTRES PRIX
Special awards for their exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art :
FERNAND DANSEREAU
ANDRES VICENTE GOMEZ
SOPHIE MARCEAU
JON VOIGHT

Source:
Montreal World Film Festival
(Montreal International Film Festival)
Information:Amély Tremblay
(514) 289-0866

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