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The Torino Film Festival awards

The Jury of Torino 26 – Feature Film Competition of the 26th Torino Film Festival, composed of Alexey German jr. (Russia), Jonathan Lethem (USA), Dito Montiel (USA), Alba Rohrwacher (Italy), Jerzy Stuhr (Poland), awards the following prizes:

• Best Film (25.000 euros) to:
TONY MANERO by Pablo Larraín (Chile/Brazil, 2008, 98 min)

• Jury Special Award (10.000 euros) to:
PRINCE OF BROADWAY by Sean Baker (USA, 2008, 100 min)

• Best Actress Award to:
EMMANUELLE DEVOS for her role in the film UNSPOKEN (NON-DIT) by Fien Troch (Belgium, 2008, 95 min)

• Best Actor Award to:
ALFREDO CASTRO for his role in the film TONY MANERO
by Pablo Larraín (Chile/Brazil, 2008, 98 min)


The Jury of italiana.doc of the 26th Torino Film Festival, composed of Mariangela Barbanente, Felice D’Agostino, Francesco Di Pace, awards the following prizes:

• Best Italian Documentary, in collaboration with Persol (10.000 euros) to:
NAPLES, MUNICIPAL SQUARE (Napoli Piazza Muncipio) by Bruno Oliviero (Italy/France, 2008, 55 min)
For its capacity to seize the many souls and the many contradictions of a city with a kaleidoscopic cinematographic look through the story of one of its most symbolic landmarks.

• Jury Special Award (5.000 euros) to:
RATA NEĆE BITI (There Will Not Be the War) by Daniele Gaglianone (Italy, 2008, 170 min)
Because it deals bravely and passionately with the conflicts that are still open in this area devastated by the Civil War; it does so through the use of a language that tries to bring back the suspension of a time stretched between a memory that reemerges and a present that doesn’t pass by.


The Jury of italiana.corti of the 26th Torino Film Festival, composed of Francesco Bianconi, Gianni Di Gregorio, Teresa Saponangelo, awards the following prizes:

• Best Italian Short Film, in collaboration with Lancia (10.000 euros) to:
A CHI E’ GIA’ MORTO A CHI STA PER MORIRE (To those who are already dead and to those who are about to die) by Fulvio Pepe (Italy, 2008, 21min)
For its capacity of photographing a province in such a brave way, mirroring the decadence of the West.

• Jury Special Award – Kodak Short Film Award (5.000 euros in motion picture film) to:
OTTANA by Pietro Mele (Italy, 2008, 16 min)
Because, with just one shot, he was able to tell the end of a millenary civilization
The Jury also awards

• a Special Mention to:
LA NONNA (Grandmother) by Massimo Ali Mohammad (Italy, 2008, 30min)
For its way of dealing with a profound topic, like passage of time, combining the languages with lightness and irony.


The Jury of Spazio Torino – Regional Competition of the 26th Torino Film Festival, composed of 20 readers of TorinoSette (Flavia Barbato, Lorenzo Bonino, Mauro Braghero, Alessandro Callari, Francesca Chiappa, Cinzia Colonia, Giuseppe Cunetto, Sara Del Vecchio, Enrico Di Pietro, Carmen Fiore, Roberto Graffi, Barbara Malacart, Paola Mariotto, Massimiliano Milone, Adriana Reinaudo, Deborah Righettoni, Silvia Stola, Omero Udovich, Marco Ventura, Anna Vitello), awards the following prize:

Chicca Richelmy Award for the Best Short Film (6.000 euros, of which 2.000 euros offered by the Associazione Chicca Richelmy and 4.000 euros in technical services offered by Square Post - Production, Milan) to:

ARCHIVE OF DREAMS by Tomàs Sheridan (Italy/Scotland, 2008, 15min)


The Torino Film Festival, with the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Work, gives the 2008 Cipputi Award:

Best Film on the World of Work (5.000 euros) to:
ENTRE OS DEDOS (Noise) by Tiago Guedes and Frederico (Portugal/Brazil, 2008, 100min)

The Jury of the Fipresci Award (International Film Critics Prize) of the 26th Torino Film Festival, chaired by Ronald Bergan (Uk) an composed of Sergey Anashkin (Russia), Gabriele Barrera (Italy), Mahrez Karoui (Tunisia), Christian Monggaard (Denmark), awards the following prize:

Best Film from Torino 26 to:

Tony Manero by Pablo Larraín (Chile-Brazil, 2008, 98min)
For its powerful, darkly comic and obliquely political portrayal of life in a repressive police state, represented by a psychopathic wannabe disco-dancer, who is dissected by an unrelenting use of a handheld camera.


The Jury of the Invitation to the Scuola Holden Award for the best screenplay from Torino 26, composed by the students of the Master in narrative techniques, award the following prize:

Invitation to the Scuola Holden Award The winner will be invited to teach a three-day workshop at the Scuola Holden] to:

Dennis Gansel and Peter Thorwarth for the film

DIE WELLE (THE WAVE) by Dennis Gansel (Germany, 2008, 93min)
The film describes with lucidity a juvenile scholastic microcosm that is very (perhaps too) organized and rationalized, revealing
as the replica of an empty and cruel society.

The Jury also makes a special mention to:
QUEMAR LAS NAVES by Francisco Franco-Alba (Mexico, 2007, 90’)

“Achille Valdata” AUDIENCE AWARD
in collaboration with “La Stampa – TorinoSette”

The Jury of the “Achille Valdata” Audience Award, composed of 20 readers of TorinoSette (Flavia Barbato, Lorenzo Bonino, Mauro Braghero, Alessandro Callari, Francesca Chiappa, Cinzia Colonia, Giuseppe Cunetto, Sara Del Vecchio, Enrico Di Pietro, Carmen Fiore, Roberto Graffi, Barbara Malacart, Paola Mariotto, Massimiliano Milone, Adriana Reinaudo, Deborah Righettoni, Silvia Stola, Omero Udovich, Marco Ventura, Anna Vitello), award the following prize:

Best film from Torino 26 to:
QUEMAR LAS NAVES by Francisco Franco-Alba (Mexico, 2007, 90’)
For having been able to show a dramatic event with considerable intensity also thanks to the interpretation of the main characters.

The Jury of the Avanti! Award (Agenzia Valorizzazione Autori Nuovi Tutti Italiani), composed of Chiara Boffelli, Fiammetta Girola, Giuseppe Imperatore, Giacomo Manzoli and Sergio Visinoni, has examined the Italian documentaries and short films presented at the 26th Torino Film Festival and congratulates itself for the excellent level of the selection; it awards and selects for distribution (Circulation of the works rewarded in the network of film forums and film clubs) the following:
• CASA VERDI by Anna Franceschini (Italy, 2008, 52 min) ITALIANA.DOC
• IL GRANDE PROGETTO (The Great Project) by Vincenzo Marra (Italy, 2008, 71min) ITALIANA.DOC
• SIGNORI PROFESSORI (The Professors) by Maura Delpero (Italy, 2008, 92min) ITALIANA.DOC
• USO IMPROPRIO (Improper Use) by Luca Gasparini e Alberto Masi (Italia, 2008, 71min) ITALIANA.DOC
• ITALIANO PER STRANIERI (Italian for Foreigners) by Brian Christopher Griffin (Italy, 2008, 20min) ITALIANA.CORTI
For the originality of their points of view, for the rigor and constancy applied to the analysis of reality through a skillful use of cinematographic language.


The Jury of the UCCA Award – Twenty Cities, composed by Greta Barbolini, Roberto Roversi, and Domenico Simone, selects for distribution in at least 20 cities, in the clubs and screening rooms affiliated to UCCA:

Best documentary from Italiana.doc
Signori Professori (The Professors) by Maura Delpero (Italy, 2008, 92 min)
For her ability to tell in a concise way, without preconceived notions, the emblematic stories of three professors, between solitude and uncertainty, bureaucracy and hopes, while managing to delineate a comprehensive outline of the overall difficulties of Italian schools nowadays.


The Jury of the Maurizio Collino Award – A Look at Youth, composed by Giulia Boggio Marzet Tremoloso, Alessandro Gaido and Anna Quagliato, awards the following:

Best Film from The State of Things (2.500 euros) to:
Di Madre in Figlia (From Mother to Daughter)
by Andrea Zambelli (Italy, 2008, 82 min)
For its cinematographic storytelling that ties the past to the present with a style that is fluid, light and never banal, for the positive political message and the protagonists’ strengths that sweeps away viewer. A fresh look, born out of the awareness of the importance of historical memory. It’s also through music that the mother’s and the daughter’s generations are also tied together by music.

The Jury also awards a Special Mention to:
HUNGER by Steve McQueen (Ireland, 2008, 96 min)
For the cinematographic maturity of a film that is able to articulate a dense and disturbing tale through the power of images that are both evocative and aseptic. A youthful gaze that places the body, conceived as the last bulwark of freedom, at the center of cinematographic language.


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