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Montpellier 2009 winners

Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier - 23 octobre-1er novembre 2009
2009 winners

> Feature films

Golden Antigone (City and District of Montpellier)
Jury : Ariane Ascaride, president (actress, France), Sanâa Alaoui (actress, France), Rachida Krim (director, France), Azize Tan (director of the Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey), Djamel Bensalah (director, actor, producer, screenwriter, France).
Ajami, by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani (Israel/Germany)
€15,000 awarded by the City and the District of Montpellier
€30,000 in advertising awarded by CINECINEMA for the release of the film
€2,500 in technical services awarded to the distributor by Titra Film

Critics' Award (Crédit Coopératif)
Jury : Neamat Allah Hussein (Akher Saa, Egypt), Barbara Lorey de Lacharrière (The International Federation of Film Critics), Alain Masson (Positif, France), Richard Pevny (L’Indépendant, France), Umberto Rossi (Cineforum,Italy), Leo Soesanto (Les Inrockuptibles, France).
Retorno a Hansala, by Chus Gutiérrez (Spain)
€2,000 awarded to the director by Crédit Coopératif

Filmgoers' Award (Midi Libre)
Fortapàsc, by Marco Risi (Italy)
€4,000 awarded to the director by Midi Libre

JAM award for best music (CMCAS)
Jury : Marie Benoît (horn player, orchestre national de Montpellier LR), Gérard Pansanel (musician, composer), Jean-François Fontana (president pf JAM), Eric Liotard
to Tao Gutiérrez for the music of
Retorno a Hansala, by Chus Gutiérrez (Spain)
€1,200 awarded by JAM

Technical Support Award (Eclair Laboratories)
Alive!, by Artan Minarolli (France/Albania)
€5,500 in technical services awarded to the director by Eclair Laboratories

Young People's Award (CMCAS Languedoc)
Dogtooth, by Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece)
€2,000 awarded to the director by CMCAS Languedoc

> Short films

Grand Prix for Short Films (City and District of Montpellier)
Jury : Dora Benousilio (producer, France), Habiba Djahnine (director, Algeria), Roland Nguyen (head of the programmes, France), Txema Muñoz (distributor, Spain).
A Cold Day, by Claudia Varejaõ (Portugal)
€4,000 awarded to the director by the City and the District of Montpellier

Filmgoers' Award (Midi Libre - Kodak - Titra Film)
Annie de Francia, by Christophe Le Masne (France)
€1,000 awarded to the director, ten 122-m reels of film negative and €500 in subtitling services

Young audience Award (Ville de Montpellier)
Oranges, by Maha Assal (Palestine)
€2,000 awarded to the director

Beaumarchais Association Award
Annie de Francia, by Christophe Le Masne (France)
€1,500 awarded to the director and an additional grant for the writing of a full-length feature film

Cine Cinecourts Award (CINECINEMA)
Diploma, by Yaelle Kayam (Israel)
Prize: films purchased for broadcasting in the programme 'Cine Cinecourts'

Canal+ Award Award
He Would Never Do It, by Anartz Zuazua (Spain)
Prize: film purchased for broadcasting

> Documentary films

Jury : Chantal Briet (director, France), Alain Bévérini (journalist, director, France), Jean-Philippe Guerand (journalist, France).

Ulysses Award
Acqua in bocca, by Pascale Thirode (France)
€3,000 awarded to the director by the Médiathèque centrale d’Agglomération Emile-Zola Médiathèque Federico-Fellini of Montpellier

> Development Grants

Jury : Fabienne Aguado (in charge of the Cinema Department, Moulin d’Andé), Monique Carcaud-Macaire (maître de conférence, cinéma et audiovisuel Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier), Stéphanie Roux (Insomnia World Sales), Emmanuel Gust (director), Franck Salaün (Memento Films Distribution).

One €7,000 grant
funded by the Centre national de la cinématographie
Paradise by Shimon Shai, director and Noa Erenberg, co-author (Israel)

One €7,000 grant
funded by the Organisation internationale de la francophonie
Une famille libanaise by Nadim Tabet, director and David Thion, producer (Lebanon/France)

One €7,000 grant
funded by the Ministère des Affaires étrangères
Chroniques de la cour de récré by Brahim Fritah (Morocco/France)

One €4,000 grant
funded by the Région Languedoc-Roussillon
Nu allongé by Kaouther Ben Hania, director and Eric Borg, co-author (Tunisia/France)

One €3,000 grant
funded by the Association Beaumarchais
plus one Kodak award
3000 meters of positive film for a print or 1000 meters of negative film for shooting
Les Deux vies d’Abderrhamane by Philippe Faucon, director and Yasmina Nini-Faucon, co-author (France)

Writing residency
offered by the Centre des écritures cinématographiques le Moulin d’Andé
Le Remplaçant by Gilles Tarazi, director (Lebanon)

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