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The Zurich Film Festival awards three European co-productions

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- The 12th edition of the Festival wraps up with awards for The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki, Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman and Hidden Reserves

The Zurich Film Festival awards three European co-productions
Juho Kuosmanen, with his Golden Eye for The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki (© Zurich Film Festival)

The 12th Zurich Film Festival has awarded The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki [+see also:
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interview: Juho Kuosmanen
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]
 by Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen (which won the Golden Eye in the International Feature Film section), Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman [+see also:
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 by Korean filmmaker Jero Yun (which won the Golden Eye in the International Documentary Film section) and Hidden Reserves [+see also:
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 by Austrian director Valentin Hitz (Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria section). Special mentions went to Israeili film Personal Affairs by Maha Haj, Two Lottery Tickets [+see also:
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interview: Paul Negoescu
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by Romanian filmmaker Paul Negoescu, and Lady Macbeth [+see also:
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interview: William Oldroyd
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by British director William Oldroyd in the International Feature Film section, to When Two Worlds Collide by Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel and A Family Affair [+see also:
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by Dutch director Tom Fassaert (the Netherlands/Belgium/Denmark) in the International Documentary Film section, and to Future Baby by Austrian director Maria Arlamovsky in the Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria section.

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The Emerging Swiss Talent Award went to Europe, She Loves [+see also:
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 by Jan Gassmann, which had its world premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival and won the DOK.fest München, FFF-Förderpreis. The Critics’ Choice Award instead went to When Worlds Collides by Brandenburg and Orzel. The multi-award-winning My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
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interview: Claude Barras
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by Swiss filmmaker Claude Barras won the Kids Jury Award for Best Children’s Film.

The winners of the 2016 Zurich Film Festival:

Golden Eye for Best Film in the International Feature Film Competition
The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Juho Kuosmanen
film profile
]
- Juho Kuosmanen (Finland/Germany/Sweden)
Special mention
Personal Affairs - Maha Haj (Israel)
Two Lottery Tickets [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paul Negoescu
film profile
]
- Paul Negoescu (Romania)
Lady Macbeth [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: William Oldroyd
film profile
]
- William Oldroyd (United Kingdom)

Golden Eye for Best Film in the International Documentary Film Competition
Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Jero Yun (France/South Korea)
Special mention
When Two Worlds Collide - Heidi Brandenburg, Mathew Orzel (Peru, United State, United Kingdom)
A Family Affair [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Tom Fassaert
film profile
]
- Tom Fassaert (the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark)

Golden Eye for Best Film in the Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria competition
Hidden Reserves [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Valentin Hitz (Austria/Germany/Switzerland)
Special mention
Future Baby - Maria Arlamovsky (Austria)

Emerging Swiss Talent Award
Europe, She Loves [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jan Gassmann
film profile
]
- Jan Gassmann (Switzerland/Germany)

Critics’ Choice Award for Best Debut Film
Lady Macbeth - William Oldroyd

Audience Award
When Two Worlds Collide - Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel

Kids Jury Award for Best Children’s Film
My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Claude Barras
film profile
]
- Claude Barras (Switzerland/France)

Audience Award for Best Children’s Film
Code M. - Dennis Bots (the Netherlands)

Treatment Competition Award
Anna Schwingenschuh - Cold Turkey For Emergencies (Switzerland)

(Translated from Italian)

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