The 24th edition winners

The 24th edition winners

Best Feature Film International Award

The Sharks by Lucía Garibaldi

Awarded by the Jury of the International Feature Film Competition composed by Margherita Buy, Hannah Woodhead, Maurizio Braucci

The Sharks by Lucìa Garibaldi explores the theme of resentment with courage and originality, making it a feminine psychology and then inserting it into a gender conflict. A simple but powerful dramaturgy supports an extraordinary interpretation and offers the public a special analysis of the changing relationship between female and male, so characteristic in these years.”

Best Feature Film International Award – Special mention

Swallow by Carlo Mirabella-Davis

Awarded by the Jury of the International Feature Film Competition composed by Margherita Buy, Hannah Woodhead, Maurizio Braucci

“An encouraging debut, with a remarkable feminine interpretation, which touches delicate themes such as abuse, obsessions and loneliness, with a promising authorial look.”

Best Feature Film International Award – Special mention

Koko-di Koko-da by Johannes Nyholm

Awarded by the Jury of the International Feature Film Competition composed by Margherita Buy, Hannah Woodhead, Maurizio Braucci

“We were very impressed with Johannes Nyholm’s second feature. A film that mixes different forms of cinema, very imaginative, bold and uncomfortable. A very disturbing film that reminded us of Ruben Ostlund and Michael Haneke, but also presents beautiful, highly imaginative and engaging shots. We can’t wait to see what Johannes will do next!”.

Campari Best Short Film Award

Adalamadrina by Carlota Oms

Awarded by the editorial staff of “Nowness”, jury of the International Short Film Competition

“A truly entertaining story told very well cinematically , with wit and serenity – a result not easy to achieve when making a comedy – to which is added a quality performance. We look forward to seeing the future work of the director, so promising at her debut”.

Campari Best Short Film Award – Special mention

All on a Mardi Gras Day by Michal Pietrzyk

Awarded by the editorial staff of “Nowness”, jury of the International Short Film Competition

“A well-made documentary that sheds light on a less known perspective of Mardi Gras. A wonderful and intimate portrait of people and places.”

Campari Best Short Film Award – Special mention

Pearl by Yuchao Feng

Awarded by the editorial staff of “Nowness”, jury of the International Short Film Competition

“A moving and beautiful story, realized through a strong cinematographic and artistic vision; characterized by a performance totally immersed in the film universe”.

N.A.E. Best Actress Award

Romina Betancur, main actress in The Sharks

Awarded by Margherita Buy, Laura Chiatti, Giulia Michelini and Valeria Solarino

“For expressiveness, an intense and natural interpretation, and for the ability to communicate a wide spectrum of emotions with a minimalist acting.”

Aprile Award

Guerilla by György Mór Kárpáti

Awarded by MFF selection committee

“In a historical period characterized by new sovereign and xenophobic trends, a film that is not afraid to confront the contradictions of our present through the cruelty of a past – the Europe of the ‘800 – which returns. A prize awarded for the courage to reopen ancient wounds through the inexhausted language of costumed cinema.”

Audience Award – Best Feature Film

A Certain Kind of Silence by Michael Hogenauer

Audience Award – Best Short Film

Mia Sorella by Saverio Cappiello

Staff Award – Best Short Film

Your Last Day on Earth by Marc Martínez Jordán