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Grand Prix

Apprentice

Boo Junfeng
Singapore, Hong Kong, Qatar, Germany, France
2016
International Competition: Feature Films

The prize goes for a director that showed brillant directing and well controlled emotions in a clear story telling. and for striking performances by the actors. The film shows the clash between individuals and society and a character that is haunted by his past.

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Special mention of the Jury

White Sun

Deepak Rauniyar
Nepal, USA, Qatar, Netherlands
2016
International Competition: Feature Films

A very well crafted drama exposing politics, tradition and religion in a confined region. In a very intelligently directed movie.

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SPECIAL JURY AWARD

International Competition: Feature Films

For a gentle storytelling in a captivating scenery, the director leads us to a journey in a mysterious and creative way.

The Audience Award

White Sun

Deepak Rauniyar
Nepal, USA, Qatar, Netherlands
2016
International Competition: Feature Films
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Critic's Choice Award

Apprentice

Boo Junfeng
Singapore, Hong Kong, Qatar, Germany, France
2016
International Competition: Feature Films

For its artfully constructed juxtaposition of personal and ethical tensions and a structure that clearly shows contradictory and conflicting feelings and thoughts in a single character, and for a script that brings to life family and social differences on an emotional and intellectual level, we give the Critic's Choice Award to Apprentice.

The Youth Jury Award COMUNDO

International Competition: Feature Films

This evening, we have decided to reward sincerity, passion and daring. These values can all be found in a film which captivated us with its mix of genres and the quality of its cinematography. This work combining mysticism with rationalism won over the Young Persons Jury, who have the honour of presenting Honeygiver Among the Dogs with the Prix Comundo.

Prix Don Quijote de la FICC

White Sun

Deepak Rauniyar
Nepal, USA, Qatar, Netherlands
2016
International Competition: Feature Films

We announce the winner of the Don Quijote Award. This award is given to the films that believe in the utopia and show another perspective in different festivals of the world. The film that we have chosen shows wonderful how the society can manage and balance the opposite aspects of life like tradition versus modernity, rural versus urban, young versus elderly and the different political positions in a local village.
The film carries us through different emotions, its path makes us smile, laugh, annoy, fall in love, hate, fair and finally it makes to believe that a new equitable and fare society is possible. For these reasons the winner of Don Quijote Award goes to White Sun.

Best International Short Film Award

Compétition internationale: Courts métrages

This film demystifies the role of women in patriarchal society, it creates a discussion and that's what cinema should do.
The jury awarded the prize for best international short film to Raed Rafei's film: Salam.

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CH Cinema Network Prize

Compétition internationale: Courts métrages

Au fil des 3 programmes regroupant pas moins de 19 courts métrages sélectionnés pour la compétition internationale du FIFF, nous avons le privilège de décerner le prix cinéma network price à Mamadou Dia pour sa vision prometteuse et engagée. Il nous rappelle aussi que l'accès au cinéma dans certains pays n'est pas forcément chose acquise.

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Foreign Visa Prize

The jury decided to award the first Foreign Visa Prize to a film that addresses a fundamental question for all young people thanks to a great cast and beautiful directing. The jury particularly appreciated the fact that the director masterfully transcends a real-life experience: a subject that was close to him becomes close to the viewer, too.
And the winner is... a film made as part of a course at the ZHdk University in Zurich
Millimeterle, by Pascal Reinmann.

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Festival International de Films de Fribourg

33e 15 > 23.03 2019

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