FNE at MIFF 2017: Prize Winners

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MOSCOW: The 39 Moscow International Film Festival (22-29 June 2017) awarded its main prize the Golden George for Best film to Crested Ibis / Yuan Shang (China) directed by Lian Qiao. The jury was headed by Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi.

The film is about a Beijing journalist, who returns to his birthplace to write about a rare find, a crested ibis, a symbol of China, a bird that appears only in ecologically clean areas of the country. The large cities of China are some of the most ecologically polluted on the planet. But the film is also about the wider need for reform in China.

The festival was presided over by President of the festival Nikita Mikhalkov and programme director was Kirill Razlogov with Andrei Plakhov chairing the selection committee.

Moscow International Film Festival Prizes

Main Competition

Golden George for Best Film

Crested Ibis / Yuan Shang (China)
Directed by Lian Qiao

Special Jury Prize Silver George

The Bottomless Bag / Meshok Bez Dna (Russia)
Directed by Rustam Khamdamov

Silver George for Best Director

Yellow Heat / Sari Sicak (Turkey)
Directed by Fikret Reyhan

Silver George for Best Actor

Son Hyun-Ju for Ordinary Person / Botonsaram (Korea)
Directed by Kim Bong-han

Silver George for Best Actress

Verena Altenberger for The Best of All Worlds / Die Beste Aller Welten (Germany, Austria)
Directed by Adrian Goiginger

Silver George for the Best Documentary

The Paris Opera (France, Switzerland)
Directed by Jean-Stephane Bron

Best Short Film

Ambulanse (Norway)
Directed by Sebastian Torngren Wartin

Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema

Franco Nero (Italy)

Special Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Career of Acting and Devotion to the Principles of the Stanislavsky School

Michele Placido (Italy)


Summer Blooms (Japan)
Directed by Ryutaro Nakagawa

NETPAC Jury Prize

Ordinary Person (Korea)
Directed by Kim Bong-han

Russian Critics Jury Prize
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Symphone for Ana (Argentina)
Directed by Ernesto Ardito, Virna Molina

The Bottomless Bag (Russia)
Directed by Rustam Khamdamov

Russian Critics Jury Special Mention

Summer Blooms (Japan)
Directed by Ryutaro Nakagawa

International Cinema Clubs Federation Prize

The Bottomless Bag (Russia)
Directed by Rustam Khamdamov

International Cinema Clubs Federation Prize for New Talents

Pagans (Russia)
Directed by Lera Surkova

Audience Award

Thawed Carp (Russia)
Directed by Vladimir Kott

Kommersant Weekend Prize

No Bed of Roses (Bangladesh, India)
Directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki