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ROTTERDAM 2019 Premi

Present.Perfect. di Zhu Shengze vince il 48° IFFR

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- Ena Sendijarević ha ottenuto il Premio Speciale della Giuria per Take Me Somewhere Nice, mentre i documentari dominano sia in Bright Future che Big Screen in un palmarès di sole donne

Present.Perfect. di Zhu Shengze vince il 48° IFFR
La squadra di Take Me Somewhere Nice con il suo Premio Speciale della Giuria (© Jeroen Mooijman)

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After running for 12 days and screening 539 films, the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) came to a close on Friday 1 February by unveiling the award winners across the myriad sections of the gathering. The festival director, Bero Beyer, stated: “These filmmakers don’t just show that independent cinema is alive and kicking, but that they are able to explore new cinematic grounds. We thank them for their courage and passion.”

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In the main Tiger Competition, the prestigious €40,000 Tiger Award was bestowed upon Zhu Shengze and her documentary Present.Perfect. According to the jury, comprising Alfredo JaarDaniela MichelSusanna NicchiarelliPimpaka Towira and Katriel Schory, this is “a daring film that takes us to places we have never been, and brings to light characters that want and need to be seen, expanding the language of cinema to a new grammar, using the new-found footage of this millennium”. The Special Jury Award, worth €10,000, was given to Ena Sendijarević for her debut feature, Take Me Somewhere Nice [+leggi anche:
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, for “portraying a journey through a unique and very precise personal vision with humour and a deep sense of history”.

Two personal documentaries by debutant filmmakers caught the attention of the Bright Future jury, which included Sata CissokhoBeatrice Fiorentino and Christoph Friedel. The €10,000 Bright Future Award went to Around the World When You Were My Age [+leggi anche:
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 by Portuguese director Aya Koretzky, thanks to its “strong cinematic approach to an intimate and poetic journey, with a superb sound design merging perfectly with the images at every single moment”. The jury’s Special Mention was given to Story of My Name by Chilean filmmaker Karin Cuyul.

As always, the IFFR’s audience, which totalled 327,000 visits this year, also plays an important role in the awards decisions. The VPRO Big Screen Award was won by Swedish documentary Transnistra [+leggi anche:
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by Anna Eborn, “a beautiful, intimate portrait”. The Oscar-nominated Capernaum [+leggi anche:
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, directed by Nadine Labaki, received the IFFR Audience Award, while the second part of the 868-minute-long La Flor, directed by Mariano Llinás, was the winner of the Hubert Bals Fund Audience Award.

Here is the complete list of award winners at the 48th IFFR:

Tiger Competition

Tiger Award
Present.Perfect. - Zhu Shengze (USA/Hong Kong)

Special Jury Award
Ena Sendijarević - Take Me Somewhere Nice [+leggi anche:
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 (Netherlands/Bosnia and Herzegovina) 

Bright Future Competition

Bright Future Award
Around the World When You Were My Age [+leggi anche:
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 - Aya Koretzky (Portugal)

Special Mention
Story of My Name - Karin Cuyul (Chile/Brazil) 

VPRO Big Screen Award
Transnistra [+leggi anche:
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 - Anna Eborn (Sweden/Denmark/Belgium)

IFFR Audience Award
Capernaum [+leggi anche:
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 - Nadine Labaki (Lebanon/France)

Hubert Bals Fund Audience Award
La Flor (Part 2) - Mariano Llinás (Argentina) 

FIPRESCI Award
End of Season [+leggi anche:
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 - Elmar Imanov (Germany/Azerbaijan/Georgia)

KNF (Circle of Dutch Film Journalists) Award
Too Late to Die Young [+leggi anche:
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 - Dominga Sotomayor (Chile/Brazil/Argentina/Netherlands/Qatar)

NETPAC Award for Best Asian Feature Film
Last Night I Saw You Smiling [+leggi anche:
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- Kavich Neang (Cambodia/France)

IFFR Youth Jury Award
Happy as Lazzaro [+leggi anche:
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- Alice Rohrwacher (Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany)

Found Footage Award
Kodak - Andrew Norman Wilson (USA)

Voices Short Audience Award
House of Glass - Filipe Martins (Portugal)

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