PSIFF Audience Favorites & Festival Winners

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BEST IN THE FEST:

The Assassin                            

Parched                                     

Viva                                            

Women He’s Undressed          

Baba Joon                                 

The Carer                                   

Umrika                                        

The Witness                                

The Fencer                                 

Last Cab to Darwin                   

Rams                                           

The Birth of Saké                       

Miss Sharon Jones!                   

Home Care                                  

My Internship in Canada            

Mustang                                       

Everything is Copy                     

Labyrinth of Lies                         

Thithi                                             

1944                                               

A Heavy Heart                              

Ixcanul                                           

The Brand New Testament         

A War                                             

Searchdog                                     

Made in Bangkok                          

Liz in September                           

Death by Death 

 

FESTIVAL WINNERS:

Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature

Labyrinth of Lies (Germany), directed by Giulio Ricciarelli.

The runner-up narrative films included: 1944 (Estonia), The Brand New Testament (Belgium), The Carer (Hungary), Eye in the Sky (UK), The Fencer (Finland), Liz in September (Venezuela), Mustang (France), My Internship in Canada (Canada), Viva (Ireland) and A War (Denmark), Everything is Copy (USA) directed by Jacob Bernstein.

 

Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature

Everything is Copy (USA) directed by Jacob Bernstein and Nick Hooker.

The runner-up documentary films included:  A Good American (Austria), Made in Bangkok (Mexico), Miss Sharon Jones! (USA), Sherpa (Australia) and Where to Invade Next (USA).

 

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

The Assassin (Taiwan), directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

 

FIPRESCI Prize for the Best Actor of the Year in a Foreign Language Film

Sigurður Sigurjónsson and Theodór Júlíusson from Rams (Iceland)

 

FIPRESCI Prize for Best Actress of the Year in a Foreign Language Film

Alena Mihulová from Home Care (Czech Republic)

 

New Voices/New Visions Award

Winner: Death By Death (Belgium/France), directed by Xavier Seron

Special Mention: Thithi (India/US), directed by Raam Reddy

 

The John Schlesinger Award

The Birth of Saké (Japan), directed by Erik Shirai

 

HP Bridging the Borders Award

Umrika (India), directed by Prashant Nair

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