“The film we wish to award the Grand Prix to, because it made us laugh, because it moved us, because it tackles a subject that we deem crucial in these dark times, because it tackles this subject in a very relevant and very original way, is The Other Side of Hope , by Aki Kaurismäki.”
DOCUMENTARY AWARD 2017 – BY BGL BNP PARIBAS: 5,000€ I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO de Raoul Peck The Documentary Jury made up of VLADIMIR KOKH, ARNAUD LAMBERT, JÉRÔME LASSERRE and MATHIAS THÉRY has presented the DOCUMENTARY AWARD BY BGL BNP PARIBAS (worth 5,000 €) to Rémi Grellety (Velvet Film), producer of the film I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO by Raoul Peck. “First and foremost, we would like to acknowledge the quality and consistency of the selection of films...
AUDIENCE AWARD 2017 – BY ORANGE LUXEMBOURG DARK NIGHT by Tim Sutton The AUDIENCE AWARD was given to DARK NIGHT by Tim Sutton. The AUDIENCE AWARD BY ORANGE LUXEMBOURG was presented to Robert Jumper, the film’s lead actor, during the festival's Awards Night on 10th March 2017 at Kinepolis Kirchberg. Photo: Robert Jumper – Audience Award © CNA, Romain Girtgen
CRITICS AWARD GLORY (SLAVA) by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov Special distinction: for I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY by Feng Xiaogang The ALPC - Association Luxembourgeoise de la Presse Cinématographique dedicated the CRITICS AWARD to GLORY by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, and awarded an honourable mention to I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY by Feng Xiaogang. ISABELLE DEBUCHY, THIBAUT DEMEYER, JEAN-PIERRE THILGES and RAUL REIS issued the following...
THE YOUTH JURY AWARD: 2,000€ SÁMI BLOOD (SAMEBLOD) by Amanda Kernell The YOUTH JURY AWARD was awarded to SÁMI BLOOD by Amanda Kernell, subsidised with 2,000€. Explaining their reasoning, ALEXANDRA BERING, OSCAR DAVID, HANNAH GREVIS, JULIEN HANIN, BENJAMIN PEDERSEN, CHRISTOPHE SCHAMMEL and MÉLANIE SCHONS said: "We have viewed a selection of films addressing in particular politics, the dangers of the Internet, discrimination, upheaval, love and...
Youth Jury Award
KIDS JURY AWARD AT EYE LEVEL (AUF AUGENHÖHE) by Evi Goldbrunner and Joachim Dollhopf For the first time at the Festival, a school class of 8-12 year olds were invited to watch and analyse a selection of 5 youth programme films. The KIDS JURY AWARD was presented to AUF AUGENHÖHE and handed to its director Joachim Dollhopf during the festival's Awards Night on 10th March 2017 at Kinepolis Kirchberg. Photo: Joachim Dollhopf – Kids Jury Award © CNA...
Kids Jury Award
KIDS’ FESTIVAL FAVOURITE RICHARD THE STORK by Tobias Genkel and Reza Memari The KIDS' FESTIVAL FAVOURITE (5-12 years old section) was awarded to RICHARD THE STORK by Tobias Genkel and Reza Memari. Picture: Kids’ Festival Favourite © Studio Michel Welfringer
Kid's Festival Favourite