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SEVILLE 2016 Awards

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Seville succumbs to the oddball humour of Bruno Dumont

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- Slack Bay scooped the top prize at the European Film Festival in the Andalusian capital, which will also host the presentation ceremony for the EFA awards in 2018

Seville succumbs to the oddball humour of Bruno Dumont
The winners of the 13rd Seville European Film Festival (© Lorenzo Pascasio)

There was great satisfaction and joy on the faces of the team behind the 13th European Film Festival, sentiments shared by Seville City Council, as once all the prizes had been handed out it was announced that the city had been chosen to host the presentation ceremony for the EFA awards in two years’ time, an honour confirmed by the EFA’s current vice president, Mike Downey. Similar euphoria was surely felt by the cast and crew of Slack Bay [+see also:
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trailer
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Q&A: Bruno Dumont
film profile
]
, Bruno Dumont’s zany black comedy, which won the coveted Golden Giraldillo for France as well as taking the award for best actress thanks to the performance of breakout star Raph.

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The other accolades (the majority of which went to neighbouring France) included the Special Jury Prize, which was awarded to Mimosas [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Oliver Laxe
film profile
]
, a co-production between Morocco, Qatar, Spain and France and the second full-length feature by Galician/Parisian director Oliver Laxe. Mimosas also received a special mention for its editing and sound. Irreverent French director Alain Guiraudie, who took home the festival’s loftiest prize in 2013 with Stranger by the Lake [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alain Guiraudie
festival scope
film profile
]
, was named this year’s winner of the Best Director Award, in recognition of his daring new film, Staying Vertical [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alain Guiraudie
film profile
]
. The Son of Joseph [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
(another French film, co-produced by Belgium) was rewarded for its screenplay (written by the director himself, Eugène Green) and for the performance of its lead actor: Victor Ezenfis. Meanwhile, the Award for Best Cinematography went to Robbie Ryan for his work on Andrea Arnold’s American Honey [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Andrea Arnold
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]
(UK/USA).

The 13th SEFF was once again a big hit with audiences, according to director José Luis Cienfuegos, bringing together the cream of new Spanish cinema. In the New Waves section, The Sun, the Sun Blinded Me [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal
film profile
]
(Poland/Switzerland) was selected as Best Film, with a Special Mention for Albüm [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Mehmet Can Mertoglu
film profile
]
(Turkey/France/Romania), winner of the Cineuropa prize at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival (read more here), and an Honour Mention for Daydreams [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Caroline Deruas
film profile
]
(France), directed by Caroline Deruas.

The complete winners’ list of the 2016 Seville European Film Festival:

Official Section

Golden Giraldillo for Best Film
Slack Bay [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Bruno Dumont
film profile
]
Bruno Dumont (France)

Special Jury Prize
Mimosas [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Oliver Laxe
film profile
]
Oliver Laxe (Spain/Morocco/France/Qatar)

Best Director Award
Staying Vertical [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alain Guiraudie
film profile
]
Alain Guiraudie (France)

Best Screenplay Award
The Son of Joseph [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Eugène Green (France/Belgium)

Best Actress Award
Raph –Slack Bay

Best Actor Award
Victor Ezenfis The Son of Joseph

Best Cinematography Award
Robbie Ryan – American Honey [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Andrea Arnold
film profile
]
(UK/USA)

Special Mention for Best Sound and Editing
Mimosas – Oliver Laxe

New Waves Section

Best Film Award
The Sun, the Sun Blinded Me [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal
film profile
]
- Anka Sasnal and Wilhelm Sasnal (Poland/Switzerland)

New Waves Special Award
Albüm [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Mehmet Can Mertoglu
film profile
]
- Mehmet Can Mertoğlu (Turkey/France/Romania)

Honour Mention
Daydreams [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Caroline Deruas
film profile
]
- Caroline Deruas (France)

New Waves Non-Fiction Award
Paradise! Paradise! - Kurdwin Ayub (Austria)

Euroimages Award to the Best European Co-Production
Toni Erdmann [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Maren Ade
film profile
]
- Maren Ade (Germany) 

Best Film Award for the Resistance Official Competition
Los objetos amorosos [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Adrián Silvestre David (Spain)

EFA Audience Award
Toni Erdmann - Maren Ade

Junior Giraldillo Award
Birds of Passage [+see also:
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trailer
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]
- Olivier Ringer (Belgium/France)

DELUXE Special Award (development of a Master DCP (Digital Cinema Package) worth up to €6000 for the next full-length project by the director of one of the Spanish films competing in the official section, New Waves or New Waves Non-Fiction)
Días color naranja [+see also:
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]
 –
Pablo Llorca (Spain)

(Translated from Spanish)

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