Roberto Rossellini Awards

 

Best Film

(Reward 10000 dollars, to be used as seed money for the director’s next film)

 

Suleiman Mountain

(Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Poland/2017/102 mins)

Director   Elizaveta Stishova

 

Jury Advice:

It’s with great enthusiasm and with a real fascination for its incredible two women characters, with deep love for this young boy and all the characters and actors in this film. It’s also because of its true depth and emotion and mainly its deep belief in the power of cinema.

 

 

Best Director

(Reward 5000 dollars, to be used as seed money for the director’s next film)

 

Chloé Zhao

The Rider

 (America / 2017 /104 mins)

 

Jury Advice:

We’d like to praise her ability to really thoroughly observe the small details of life. We can feel that she really respects life and loves life. The film which compete in the competition is her second feature film and both her films tell the story of everyday life people in America. What we really praised is that although she is not an American, she is not a part of the culture. But she really gave us a very detail authentic picture of their lives. It really shows her ability of writing and directing.

 

JURIES

Vishal Bhardwaj  (India, Film Director, Script Writer, Composer and Producer)

Liu Zhenyun  (China, Writer and Script Writer)

Kaori Momoi  (Japan, Actress and Director)

Renzo Rosselini  (Italy, The President of the Roberto Rossellini Foundation and Producer)

Aleksey German JR.  (Russia, Director and Writer)

Arnaud Desplechin  (France, Director and Cinemagrapher)

Xie Fei  (China,  Director and Professor)

 

 

 

Fei Mu Awards

(Selected from the chinese-language film)

 

Best Film

(Reward: RMB 30000, to be used as seed money for the director’s next film)

 

Angels Wear White

 (China / 2017 /107 mins)

Director   Vivian Qu

 

Jury Advice:

For the subtlety and strength of the directing, for the quality of acting, specially the non-professional actresses, for the intelligence in the way the film does address problems which have a Chinese specificity but are universal, and also for the various promises for a great career to come. The jury is happy to give

by vote the Fei Mu Award for Best Film to Angels wear White.

 

Best Director

(Reward RMB 30000, to be used as seed money for the director’s next film)

Liu Jian

Have a Nice Day

 (China / 2017 /76 mins)

 

Jury Advice:

Taken from his own realistic experience, this movie has been very inspiring and creative for the language of animation. It has dealt with a very serious topic in a vivid and humanistic way and it is very simple yet strong and subtle and sharp film and it is not only the original animation but also an inspiring script .It opens the horizon for film industry.

 

JURIES

Anurag Kashyap  (India, Director, Producer, Writer, Actor)

Song Fang  (China, Director, Writer)

Ivy Ho  (Hong Kong, Producer)

Shozo Ichiyama  (Japan, Producer)

Lin Xudong  (China, Painter, Editor and Film Critic)

Jean-Michel Frodon  (France, Journalist, Film Critic and Writer)

 

 

 

Work in Progress Lab- Wings Project Award

(Reward: RMB 50000, to be used as seed money the Director’s next film)

 

The Pig Butcher

Director   Wang Yitong