Award winners from the 12th BIFF announced

FIRST AND SECOND FEATURE FILMS

FIRST AND SECOND FEATURE FILMS


Grand Prix for the Best Film


Le quattro volte / The Four Times (dir. Michelangelo Frammartino, Italy, Germany, Switzerland 2010). For its lyrical evocation of the cycle of life and death.

Best Director EX-AEQUO


Dragomir Sholev for the motion picture Podslon / Shelter (Bulgaria, 2010). For its accurate portrait of a generation gap with a peculiar sense of humour.

Best Director EX-AEQUO


Constantine Popescu for the motion picture Portrait of the Fighter As A Young Man (Romania, 2010). For its art in depicting the fight for freedom of an oppressed country.

Best Actress


Charlotte Gainsbourg for her performance in L’arbre / The Tree (dir. Julie Bertucelli, France, Australia, 2010). For her portrayal of the strong personality of a woman fighting for the balance of her family after a tragic death.

Best Actor


Robert Naylor for his performance in 10 1/2 (dir. Daniel Grou, Canada, 2010). For the wild and extraordinary interpretation of a boy struggling for his life.

FIPRESCI JURY AWARD


10 1/2 (dir. Daniel Grou, Canada, 2010)

STUDENT JURY AWARD


10 1/2 (dir. Daniel Grou, Canada, 2010). For a complex and authentic depiction of broken relationships and upbringing through exceptional directorial work with actors and child actors in particular.

AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM


Familia (dir. Mikael Wiström, Alberto Herskovits, Sweden, 2010). For its intimate approach in portraying a family’s subtle journey and great drama and its praising of love in harsh circumstances.

AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM


How To Pick Berries (dir. Elina Talvensaari, Finland, 2010). Attention to small details and textures, and a subtle use of sound build a hypnotic atmosphere in a film where the problems of a small community reflect a relevant current global issue.

VIEWERS' CHOICE AWARD


Modra (dir. Ingrid Veninger, Canada, 2010)

FILM NEW EUROPE VISEGRAD PRIX


The Housemaid (dir. Anna Hoffman, Germany, 2010)

FILM EUROPE AWARD


For successful presentation of Slovak film abroad - actor Marko Igonda



The IFF Bratislava Award for Artistic Excellence in World Cinematography was awarded to Jan Švankmajer.

A Tile on the Movie Walk of Fame, given by IFF Bratislava and the City of Bratislava, went to actress Mária Kráľovičová.


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