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Films awarded 2009

TROMSØ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Norway Jan. 13-18 2009
DQ winner: C'EST PAS MOI, JE LE JURE! English title: It’s Not Me I Swear. Director: Philippe Falardeau, Country: Canada, Year of Production: 2008, Length: 110’. Address of Producer and World Sales: Films Distribution


FRIBOURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Switzerland, 14-21 March 2009
DQ winner: INTIMIDADES DE SHAKESPEARE Y VICTOR HUGO, Yulena Olaizola, Mexico, 2007, 80 min.

ZLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH Czech rep., 31.5.-7.6. 2009
DQ winner: COBARDES, Juan Cruz and Jose Corbacho, Spain, 2009

KARLOVY VARY INT. FILMFESTIVAL 2009
DQ winner: ANGEL AT SEA | UN ANGE A LA MER. Director: Frédéric Dumont . Belgium, Canada, 2009, 86 min


LOCARNO INT. FILMFESTIVAL 2009
the FICC Jury present at the International Film Festival in Locarno has given his DON QUIJOTE Prize to LA DONATION, dir. Bernard Emond, CANADA, 2009, 95', Original French lang. version, Production: ACPAV, 1030, rue Cherrier, Bureau 404, H2L 1H9 Montreal - Canada, tel: +1 514 849 22 81 /201, fax: +1 514 849 94 87, email: anickp@acpav.ca, World Sales, E1 Entertainment International/Les Films Séville, 400, Boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montréal (Québec), H3A 1L4, Canada, tel: +1 514 841 19 10, fax: +1 514 841 80 30, email: anickp@sevillepictures.com

Statement which was prepared for the award ceremony and which gives the reasons for awarding the films: A moving and realistic film about life, told in a simple and engaging way, with a slow rythm. We can feel the directors love for his characters, perfectly acted by a perfect cast.

Pour un film émouvant et réaliste, raconté d'une manière simple et captivante, un film qui nous parle de la vie, sur un rythme lent. Le réalisateur nous apprend à aimer son paysage et, parfaitement servi par son casting, il nous laisse sentir l'amour qu'il porte à ses personnages.
The jury: Geir Ornholt, Per Ekman, Laurence Gogniat

LUCAS INTERNATIONAL KINDERFILMFESTIVAL
6-13 sep 2009
Don Quijote winner: ZAMANI BARAYE DOUST DASHTAN, English title: A time to love, Director: Ebrahim Forouzesh, Iran, 2008, Length: 85 Minutes

KYIV MOLODIST FILM FESTIVAL 39
24.10-1.11.2009
Don Quixote was awarded to the Russian film 'Volchok' by Vasili Sigarev. The citation read -

For its realistic depiction of a relentlessly depressing story - thanks to superb acting and an excellent script - the film chosen by the IFFS jury may be a rude punch in the face whilst at the same time being visually beautifully orchestrated and featuring a child actor far above other good child actors, whose performance was heart-wrenching as everything turned darker and darker, losing colour and light for her and her mother. There is bravey in giving us a film that has no redemption and no chink of light at the end. For all of these reasons we are proud to award the FICC Don Quixote to Volchok.

The IMDB link is - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446206/

COTTBUS FILMFESTIVAL 2009
Nov. 10-15 2009
The Jury awarded the Don Quijote Prize to the Albanian film Alive! by Artan Minarolli