Awards for the 35th annual Moscow International Film Festival went to filmmakers from Turkey, Japan, South Korea, Russia and Poland, with 16 films participating in the main competition. The main award, The Golden George, went to the film “Particle” from Turkey.
Opening the ceremony, Nikita Mikhalkov congratulated Georgiy Daneliya with the semicentenary of his film “I Step through Moscow.”
Non-official awards were presented to the competitors in the morning on June 29 in the MIFF press-centre, which was located in the Movie-Actor Theatre.
The Jury prize of International Film Critique (FIPRESSI) for the best film of the main competition was given to the film “Memories They Told Me” (aka “A memoria que me contam”) by Brasilian producer Lucia Murat.
“Matterhorn,” by Holland producer Diederik Ebbinge was awarded an unprecedented number of non-official prizes. This film was the preferred choice of the Russian film experts and critics union, the Federation of Film Critics, and it won the Audience Award.
35th MIFF List of Award Winners
Main Prize (Golden George) for the best film:
ZERRE / Particle (dir. Erdem Tepegöz, Turkey)
Special Jury Prize (Silver George):
SAYONARA KEIKOKU / The Ravine of Goodbye (dir. Tatsushi Ômori, Japan)
Silver George for the best director:
JUNG YOUNG-HEON /Le-ba-non Kam-jeong (South Korea)
Silver George for the best actor:
ALEKSEY SHEVCHENKOV (JUDAS, Russia)
Silver George for the best actress:
JALE ARIKAN (ZERRE/Particle, Turkey)
Silver George for the best film in the documentary competition:
OJCIEC I SYN (dir. Paweł Łoziński, Poland)
Prize for the best film in the Short Films Competition:
ELVEN CASTLE (dir.Rustam Ilyasov, Russia)
Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to the World Cinema:
Special Prize for The Outstanding Achievement in the Career of Acting and Devotion o The Principles of K.Stanislavsky’s school:
KSENIYA RAPPOPORT (Russia)
This year, film screenings within the 35th Moscow International Film Festival were seen by 72,000 people, and 3,000 journalists were accredited for the event. Exclusive meetings, showings and press-conferences were held at 10 Moscow grounds, including Cinema October, where all the films of competition and out-of-competition festival programs were shown.
Among the special guests of the 35th Moscow International Film Festival were Brad Pitt, Mark Dacascos, Christian Slater and directors Marc Forster and Gabriele Salvatores.
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