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Locarno Awards 2009

The closing ceremony of the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival took place on Saturday, August 15th 2009 at the Piazza Grande.

The announcement of the Official Awards 2008 was followed by the world première screening of CHINGISIYN HOYOR ZAGAL (THE TWO HORSES OF GENGHIS KHAN) by Byambasuren Davaa, and by a surprise-concert of Mongolia singer Urna Chahar.

Golden Leopard
SHE, A CHINESE by Xiaolu GUO, United Kingdom/Germany/France

Special Jury Prize
BUBEN.BARABAN by Alexei Mizgirev, Russia

Best Director
BUBEN.BARABAN by Alexei Mizgirev, Russia

Leopard for Best Actress
Lotte Verbeek in NOTHING PERSONAL by Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands/Ireland

Leopard for Best Actor
Antonis Kafetzopoulos in AKADIMIA PLATONOS by Filippos Tsitos, Greece/Germany

Golden Leopard – Filmmakers of the Present Competition City of Locarno
THE ANCHORAGE by C.W. Winter and Anderson Edstöm, United States/Sweden

CinéCinéma Special Jury Prize / Filmmakers of the Present Competition
PIOMBO FUSO by Stefano Savona, Italy

Leopard for the Best First Feature
NOTHING PERSONAL by Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands/Ireland

Short films

Golden Leopard – SRG SSR idée suisse Prize for the International Leopard of Tomorrow Competition
BELIEVE by Paul Wright, United Kingdom (Scotland)

Silver Leopard – Kodak Prize for the International Leopard of Tomorrow
VARIACIOK by Krisztina Esztergályos, Hungary

Golden Leopard – George Foundation Prize for the Leopards of Tomorrow National Competition
LAS PELOTAS by Chris Niemeyer, Switzerland

Silver Leopard – Kodak Prize for the Leopards of Tomorrow National Competition
NACHTSPAZIERGANG by Christof Wagner, Switzerland

Prix du Public UBS – Audience Award
GIULIAS VERSCHWINDEN by Christoph Schaub, Switzerland

Variety Piazza Grande Award
SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT by Detlev Buck, Germany


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