Awards for the 22nd Festival Tous Ecrans



2016 Prize List




CINEMA



International Features Competition


Reflet d’Or for Best Feature, donated by the City of Geneva and the State of Geneva: CHF 10,000

The Feature Film jury awards the 2016 Reflet d’Or to


Life and a Day

by Saeed Roostaee (2016 / Iran / Drama)


‘A genuine feature film, sharp, witty and vibrant, which moved us with its accuracy, scope and energy. The filmmaker presents the poignant chronicles of a family and its issues. Taboo topics, addressed with shrewdness and subtlety, in a culture and a country that cannot leave anyone indifferent.’

Special mention of the International Features Jury goes to


Park

by Sofia Exarchou (2016 / Greece, Poland / Drama)


‘A middle finger to the system, a powerful performance, and an act of dignity in the chaos and ruins of Athens’ Olympic Village and a country gone adrift.’

Jointly with


Alipato – The Very Brief Life of an Ember

by Khavn de La Cruz (2016 / Philippines / Germany / Drama)


‘An unbridled film and a killer in every sense of the word with a violent approach, brimming with disruptive madness and freedom, about the life of a gang in a Manilla slum in 2025.’


International Shorts Competition

Reflet d’Or for Best International Short: CHF 1,500

The Short Film Jury awards this Reflet d’Or to


A Man Returned

by Mahdi Fleifel (2016 / United Kingdom)


‘Most of all, the Jury wishes to reward a film. Beyond the mere portrait, the filmmaker shares his unique vision, which transcends the documentary and takes us on a journey that verges on the thriller. An intense immersion into a refugee camp, where the filmmaker captures unique and precious scenes.’

Special mention of the International Short Films Jury goes to


A Woman and Her Car

by Loïc Darses (2016 / Canada / Documentary)


RTS Prize for Best International Short: Acquisition

The RTS jury awards this prize to

The Age of Sirens

by Héloïse Pelloquet (2016 / France / Drama)






TELEVISION


International TV Series Competition


Reflet d’Or for Best TV Series, donated by the City of Geneva and the State of Geneva: CHF 10,000

The TV Series Jury awards this Reflet d’Or to

The Night Of

by Richard Price, Steven Zaillian (2016 / Spain, United Kingdom / Drama)


‘A young Pakistani is accused of murder in a callous judicial system. The young accused is defended by a lawyer of lost causes covered with eczema, played by John Turturro. We enjoyed the simplicity of the story, and its meticulous and polished narrative. The tension is rife, the dialogues are brilliant and the pace terrific.’


Special mention of the International TV series jury goes to

Golden Life
by Gábor Krigler (2015 / Hungary / Drama)


Golden Life tells us about a Hungarian society drowning in corruption and an obsession for money. The aberrations of this political world are wonderfully translated in the complex and borderline characters of the stressed-out members of a decaying family.’


International Music Videos Competition


Reflet d’Or for Best Music Video: CHF 1,500

The Music Videos Jury awards this Reflet d’Or to


Panda

by Paul Geusebroek (2016 / United States / Desiigner)


‘The Jury picked Panda for its brilliant production, intensity, and the sense of urgency it conveys. A perfect match between film and music.’


Special mention
of the Jury goes to


Submarine

by Karim Huu Do (2015 / United States / The Shoes ft. Blaine Harrison)




DIGITAL


International VR Films Competition

Reflet d’Or for Best VR Film, donated by the City of Geneva and the State of Geneva: CHF 10,000

The VR Films Jury awards this Reflet d’Or to


Transition

by Joost Jordens and Mike von Rotz (2016 / The Netherlands)


‘An intimate, spiritual and fluid experience. The artists offer an ensemble of technical and creative approaches using music, motion and a subtle narrative that leaves the viewer emotionally engaged.’


Special mention of the Jury goes to


Drawing Room

by Jan Rothuizen, Sara Kolster, Juul Spee and Harm van de Ven (2015 / The Netherlands)


‘A unique piece of adaptation and collaborative work, which deserves a special mention for the quality of the storytelling, tonality and visual execution.’

Jointly with


Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel

by Oscar Raby (2016 / Australia)


‘An accomplished piece of storytelling with a sophisticated visual style to portray a historical event of Ireland, in an immersive and compelling manner.’


Youth Jury Prize for Best VR Film: Honorary

The Youth Jury gives this award to

Firebird - La Péri
by Balthazar Auxietre (2016 / France / Experimental)


Firebird – La Péri is a storytelling and interactive work, which takes us on an extraordinary journey into its own world.’


International Web Series Competition

Reflet d’Or for Best International Web Series: CHF 1,500

The Web Series Jury awards this Reflet d’Or to

Le bateau de l’Enfer
by Joachim Barbier, Julian Nodolwsky (2016 / France, Germany / Documentary)


Le bateau de l’Enfer (‘Boat from Hell’) presents metalheads on a satanic cruise in the Caribbean. We rewarded this web series for the discovery of the universe it puts forward as well as for the empathy it triggers for its seemingly awkward protagonists. We end up discovering men and women who want the same things we do, i.e. being loved and listening to some (very) loud music.’



Honorific Award

Film & Beyond Award – in association with RJ–Romain Jerome

The 2016 Film & Beyond Award goes to Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul
for his whole body of work, which challenges the boundaries of cinematic art.