Montreal Filmfest: ‘Chucks’ gets audience award, Puttman bags award for exceptional service to cinema

NEW DELHIMad Love from Philippe Ramos (France) received the Grand Prize of the Americas, while Turkish film Misafir (The Visitor) from Mehmet Eryilmaz got the Special Grand Jury Award at the Montreal World Film Festival.


The film, which had opened last month with the film Mohammed by renowned Iranian director Majid Majidi and music by AR Rahman, closed yesterday. A special grand prize of the Americas is awarded to producer Lord Puttnam for his exceptional contribution to the world of cinema.


There was a tie for Best director: 2 Nights Till Morning by Mikko Kuparinen (Finland / Luthania) and Dosieto Petrov (Petrov File) from Georgi Balabanov (Bulgaria / Germany).


The Best Actress award went to Malin Buska for The Girl King de Mika Kaurismäki(Canada / Finland /Germany / Switzerland) while Wolfram Berger was voted best actor for Rider Jack by This Lüscher (Switzerland).


The best screenplay went to Letnie Przesilenie for Summer Solstice by Michal Rogalski (Poland/ Germany) and best artistic contribution went to Seven Days byXing Jian (China).


The Innovation Award went to Un Instante En La Habana (Havana Moment) from Guillermo Iv?n Duenas (USA / Cuba / Mexico/ Colombia).


Among Short Films, the first prize went to La Voce from David Uloth (Canada) and the jury award to Honeysuckle from Lucy Lumsden (United Kingdom).


The Golden Zenith award for best first fiction feature went to Chuyi (The Funeral) from Qi Wang (China) and the Silver Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film went toPara Minha Amada Morta (To My Beloved) from Ali Muritiba (Brazil). The Bronze Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film went to La Linea Delgada Amarilla (The Thin Yellow Line) from Celso Garcia (Mexico).


The Special Mentions of the First Feature Film Jury were Asman Aldynda (Under Heaven) from DalmiraTilepbergen (Kyrgyzstan) and Rosa Chumbe from Jonatan Relayze Chiang (Peru).


The Audience Award went to Chucks by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl from Cornelia Travnicek’s book (Autriche).


The most popular film of the Festival was The Girl King from Mika Kaurismäki (Canada / Finland /Germany / Switzerland).


The Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Latin American was La Delgada Linea Amarilla (The Thin Yellow Line) from Celso Garcia (Mexico), while the Best Documentary was a tie between Marzia, Ystäväni (Marzia My Friend) from Kirsi Mattila (Finland) and Playing Lecuona by Pavel Giroud (Spain- Colombia).


The Best Canadian Short Film was La Voce (The Voice) from David Uloth.


The FIPRESCI (Internationale Film Critics) prizes went in World competition to the Turkish Misafir and First Feature to Rosa Chumbe from Jonatan Relayze Chiang (Peru).


Ecumenical Jury Prize was given to L’orchestre de minuit  by Jérôme Cohen Olivar (Morocco).

Latest Reads
31st October: Genuine effort wasted

Rather late in the day, 31stOctober is a film about the Sikh genocide of 1984 in Delhi in the aftermath of assassination of the then prime minister of India Indira Gandhi. She was killed by her security guards, who happened to be Sikh. That assassination, again, is attributed to the anger of the...

Movies Hindi
TV premiere of Daniel Craig's 'Spectre' on 23 October

Movies Now is all geared up to air the television premiere of the Daniel Craig starrer James Bond movie Spectre. With Diwali round the corner, the movie will hit the TV screens on 23 October at 1 pm and a repeat telecast at 9 pm.

Movies Hollywood
Jio MAMI: Royal Stag Barrel joins Star to promote short films

The Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star has managed to involve Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films to provide a platform within the short films category.

Movies Hindi
India against obstructing Fawad film; Maharashtra assures 'protection'

Even as PEMRA's ban on Indian content looms, the Indian Government has made it clear that it will not create any impediment for the release of producer-director Karan Johar’s 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ starring popular Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, among others.

Movies Hindi
'Thithi' to open Dharmashala fest; to screen 45 features and shorts

A total of 45 features and shorts are to screened at the fifth Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) to be held from 3 to 6 November.

Movies Hindi
New films: The business of a few lakhs

The dull pre-Diwali period has taken its toll. The films released recently as well as last Friday have fallen like nine pins. Some of these have been forced to commit hara-kiri as they would not be able to get playtime at the cinemas in peak period when the flow of star cast films is regular. The...

Movies Hindi
Bollywood supports Govt's Pak policy; pleads for ongoing projects

NEW DELHI: The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd today expressed “genuine concern of all those film producers who have invested heavily in films featuring artistes from across the border.” Even as it expressed unflinching support to the Central Government and solidarity with the...

Movies Hindi
MotuPatlu: King Of Kings (3D).......Kid stuff

MotuPatlu: King Of Kings (3D) is India’s own homebred animation film featuring characters of the popular Hindi comic strip of the same name that features in Lot Pot magazine.

Movies Hindi
Competitive short film fest to coincide with Risk Development meet

NEW DELHI: A short films competition on the theme of Risk Sensitive Development for Community Resilience will be organised at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 being held here.

Movies Short Films

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories