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LOCARNO 2016 Awards

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Antoinette Boulat and Elsa Pharaon receive the European Casting Director Award

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- LOCARNO 2016: The prize was bestowed upon the French casting directors for their work on Emmanuelle Bercot’s Standing Tall

Antoinette Boulat and Elsa Pharaon receive the European Casting Director Award
(l-r) Peter Rommel, Elsa Pharaon, Antoinette Boulat and Clotilde Courau in Locarno (© Festival del Film Locarno)

The jury of the first European Casting Director Award, in partnership with the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN), decided to give the award to French casting directors Antoinette Boulat & Elsa Pharaon for Emmanuelle Bercot’s Standing Tall [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emmanuelle Bercot
film profile
]
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The members of the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN) have nominated 21 international casting directors with their respective films. Among the nominees, seven have been selected for the European Casting Director Award. The Jury was composed of Swiss director Ursula Meier, German producer Peter Rommel and French actress Clotilde Courau. Courau said, “The right casting is 50 percent of a good film. Bravo to the casting directors of Standing Tall who have found the incredible young boy Rod Paradot”.

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The other six nominated casting directors were Denmark’s Simone Bär for Martin Pieter Zandvliet’s Land of Mine [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Louis Hofmann
interview: Martin Zandvliet
film profile
]
, Germany’s An Dorthe Braker for Giulio Ricciarelli’s Labyrinth of Lies [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: Giulio Ricciarelli
interview: Giulio Ricciarelli
film profile
]
, Ireland’s Amy Rowan for Simon Fitzmaurice’s My Name is Emily, Norway’s Yngvill Kolset Haga for Eirik Svensson’s One Night in Oslo, Poland’s Magdalena Szwarcbart for Wojciech Smarzowski’s The Mighty Angel [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Sweden’s Pauline Hansson for Peter Grönlund’s Drifters [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
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