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Winners of the second Trophies for French-language Film unveiled

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- With the contest having been organised for the second time, the winners were announced on Friday 31 October; the event was a chance to highlight the diversity of the French-language film industries

Winners of the second Trophies for French-language Film unveiled
Marième Demba Ly, winner of the Trophy for Best Actress for her role in Under the Starry Sky by Dyana Gaye

The Trophées Francophones du Cinéma (Trophies for French-language Film) awards have just taken place for the second time. Founded in 2013, with the support of the OIF, TV5Monde, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wallonia-Brussels International, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the SODEC and Unifrance Films, the first edition crowned The Pirogue [+see also:
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by Senegalese director Moussa Touré (produced in France by La Chauve Souris, Eric Névé’s company), which snagged the Trophy for Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Senegal was also honoured with the Trophy for Best Director, which was bestowed upon Alain Gomis for his Tey (Aujourd’hui) [+see also:
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A total of 34 features and 12 short films from 20 French-speaking countries were in the running for the ten Trophies that were handed out this year.

This year’s Trophy for Best Film ended up crossing the Atlantic, as it was awarded to The Dismantling by Sébastien Pilote (Canada). The Trophy for Best Feature-length Documentary was tied: it went to both On the Way to School [+see also:
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by Pascal Plisson (France) and Hercule contre Hermès by Mohamed Ulad (Morocco). Meanwhile, the Trophy for Best Director went to Swiss filmmaker Lionel Baier for Longwave [+see also:
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, and the Trophy for Best Screenplay was given to Anne Paulicevich and Frédéric Fonteyne for Tango Libre [+see also:
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(Belgium). Under the Starry Sky [+see also:
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, the feature debut by Senegalese director Dyana Gaye (produced in France by Andolfi), brought its cast some good luck, as Marième Demba Ly snagged the Trophy for Best Actress and Souleymane Seye N’diaye the Trophy for Best Supporting Actor. Lastly, the Trophy for Best Actor was bestowed upon Guillaume Gallienne for his role in Me Myself and Mum [+see also:
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French-language Trophy for Best Actress
Marième Demba Ly for Under the Starry Sky by Dyana Gaye (Senegal) 

French-language Trophy for Best Actor
Guillaume Gallienne for Me Myself and Mum by Guillaume Gallienne (France)

French-language Trophy for Best Supporting Actress
Adila Bendimeraddans for The Repentant [+see also:
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by Merzak Allouache (Algeria)

French-language Trophy for Best Supporting Actor
Souleymane Seye N’diayedans for Under the Starry Sky by Dyana Gaye (Senegal)

French-language Trophy for Best Screenplay
Anne Paulicevich and Philippe Blasband for Tango Libre by Frédéric Fonteyne (Belgium)

French-language Trophy for Best Director
Lionel Baier for Longwave by Lionel Baier (Switzerland)

French-language Trophy for Best Technical Contribution
Sochea Chun, Chanry Krauch, Sarith Mang and Savoeun Norng for the production design on The Missing Picture [+see also:
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by Rithy Panh (Cambodia)

French-language Trophy for Best Short Film
Mboté! by Tshoper Kabambi (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

French-language Trophy for Best Feature-length Documentary
Hercule contre Hermès by Mohamed Ulad (Morocco) 
On the Way to School by Pascal Plisson (France)

French-language Trophy for Best Fiction Feature
The Dismantling by Sébastien Pilote (Quebec/Canada)

(Translated from French)

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