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Montreal jury and awards


JURY

President : CLAUDE ZIDI, director (France)
DIANA BRACHO, actress (Mexico)
JAIME CAMINO, director (Spain)
ANITA CAPRIOLI, actress (Italy)
BRETISLAV POJAR, director (Czech Republic)
DENISE ROBERT, producer (Canada)
JERRY SCHATZBERG, director (United States)


FEATURE FILMS

Grand Prix of the Americas:
THE SYRIAN BRIDE (HACALA HASURIT) by Eran Riklis (Israel/France/Germany)

Jury Award :
Ex-aequo :
THE PARKING ATTENDANT IN JULY (KAN CHE REN DE QI YUE) by An Zhanjun (China) AROUND THE BEND by Jordan Roberts (United States)

Best Director :
THE 7th DAY (EL 7° DIA) by Carlos Saura (Spain/France)

Best Artistic Contribution :
ELLES ÉTAIENT CINQ (THE FIVE OF US) by Ghyslaine Côté (Canada)

Best Actress :
KARIN VIARD for the film LE RÔLE DE SA VIE (THE ROLE OF HER LIFE) by François Favrat (France)

Best Actor :
Ex-aequo :
FAN WEI for the film THE PARKING ATTENDANT IN JULY (KAN CHE REN DE QI YUE) by An Zhanjun (China) CHRISTOPHER WALKEN for the film AROUND THE BEND by Jordan Roberts (United States)

Best Screenplay :
FRANÇOIS FAVRAT, JULIE LOPES-CURVAL, JÉRÔME BEAUSÉJOUR and ROGER BOHBOT for the film LE RÔLE DE SA VIE (THE ROLE OF HER LIFE) by François Favrat (France)

Innovation Award :
THE CRYING WIND (FUON) by Yoichi Higashi (Japan), for its poetic quality.



SHORT FILMS :

1st Prize :
LITTLE TERRORIST by Ashvin Kumar (India)

Jury Award :
MABEL’S SAGA by Jo Dee Samuelson (Canada)



ZENITHS FOR THE BEST FIRST FICTION FEATURE 2004

Members of the jury:
Louis Dussault
Jan Erik Holst
Richard Peña

The jury of the Best First Fiction Feature has given these prizes for Best First Fiction Features of all sections of the World Film Festival to:

Golden Zenith :
EL MAGO (THE MAGICIAN) by Jaime Aparicio (Mexico)

Silver Zenith :
TRES VECES DOS (THREE TIMES TWO) by Pavel Giroud, Lester Hamlet and Esteban Insausti (Cuba)

Bronze Zenith :
COMMENT CONQUÉRIR L’AMÉRIQUE EN UNE NUIT (HOW TO CONQUER AMERICA IN ONE NIGHT) by Dany Laferrière (Canada)

Honourable mention:
TRYING THE KNOT by Jim De Sève (U.S.A.)


GOLDEN ZENITHS FILMS OF THE DIFFERENT CONTINENTAL SECTIONS

Golden Zenith for Best European Film :
CACHORRO (BEAR CLUB) by Miguel Albaladejo (Spain)

Golden Zenith for Best Canadian Film :
EVERYONE by Bill Marchant (Canada)

Golden Zenith for Best Film from the United States :
DEAR FRANKIE by Shona Auerbach (U.S.A.)

Golden Zenith for Best Latin American Film (Glauber Rocha Award) : CONVERSACIONES CON MAMA by Santiago Carlos Oves (Argentina)

Golden Zenith for Best Asian Film :
THE LIZARD (MARMOULIAK) by Kamal Tabrizi (Iran)

Golden Zenith for Best African Film :
BEAT THE DRUM by David Hickson (South Africa)

Golden Zenith for Best Film from Oceania :
A MAN’S GOTTA DO by Chris Kennedy (Australia)

Golden Zenith for Best Film from the section Cinema and Sport : AMERICA BROWN by Paul Black (U.S.A.)

Golden Zenith for Best Documentary Film :
TRAVELLING WITH CHE GUEVARRA by Gianni Minà (Italy)



AIR CANADA PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 2004
The public was invited to vote for the most popular film among the feature films presented during the 2004 Montreal World Film Festival. THE SYRIAN BRIDE (HACALA HASURIT) by Eran Riklis (Israël-France-Allemagne)



AWARD FOR THE MOST POPULAR CANADIAN FILM 2004
ELLES ÉTAIENT CINQ (THE FIVE OF US) by Ghyslaine Côté (Canada)


PRIX FEDEX POUR LE MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE CANADIEN
MABEL’S SAGA by JoDee Samuelson (Canada)


FIPRESCI PRIZE (INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS)
THE SYRIAN BRIDE (HACALA HASURIT) by Eran Riklis (Israel/France/Germany)


ECUMENICAL PRIZE
THE SYRIAN BRIDE (HACALA HASURIT) by Eran Riklis (Israel/France/Germany)


OTHER PRIZES
A Special Grand Prix of the Americas for their exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art was attributed to : ISABELLE ADJANI, actress (France) THEO ANGELOPOULOS, director (Greece) KRSTO PAPIĆ, director (Croatia)

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