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BERGAMO 2017 Awards

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Laurent Teyssier’s Toril wins gold at Bergamo

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- The second prize in the competition went to The Giant by Swedish director Johannes Nyholm, while third place was claimed by The Stopover by Delphine and Muriel Coulin

Laurent Teyssier’s Toril wins gold at Bergamo
Laurent Teyssier (left) and José Villalobos Romero, with their prizes (© Bergamo Film Meeting)

During its awards ceremony on Saturday 18 March, the 35th edition of the Bergamo Film Meeting handed out its trophies, after the winners were decided on by the gathering’s audiences. The winning film in the Competition section was Toril [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Laurent Teyssier
film profile
]
by Laurent Teyssier, which took home a prize worth €5,000, established as a way of supporting producers that invest in quality, independent cinema by young auteurs. The feature debut by the French director was produced by Fred Prémel and Christophe Bouffil for Marseilles-based outfit Tita Productions, and was co-produced by Mille et Une Films, Mezzanine Films and Les Productions Balthazar. In France, the film was released last September, courtesy of La Belle Company.

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Second prize in the competition went to The Giant [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Johannes Nyholm
film profile
]
by Swedish director Johannes Nyholm, who has won a string of awards for his short films. The Giant is his feature debut, and was produced by Sweden’s Garagefilm International together with Danish outfit Beofilm, while French company Indie Sales is in charge of its international sales. Third prize was bestowed upon The Stopover [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Delphine and Muriel Coulin
film profile
]
by Delphine and Muriel Coulin, a French-Greek co-production (between Archipel 35 and Blonde Audiovisual) presented in the Un Certain Regard selection at the most recent Cannes Film Festival.

El charro de Toluquilla by José Villalobos Romero and When Paul Came over the Sea [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Jakob Preuss shared the prize for the best documentary. The CGIL Bergamo Award for Best Documentary – Visti da Vicino section, worth €2,000, given out on the basis of the audience’s preferences, is an accolade intended to promote independent film productions.

The 36th edition of the Bergamo Film Meeting will unspool in Bergamo from 10-18 March 2018.

Here is the complete list of award winners:

Bergamo Film Meeting First Prize – Banca Popolare di Bergamo Award
Toril [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Laurent Teyssier
film profile
]
- Laurent Teyssier (France)

Bergamo Film Meeting Second Prize
The Giant [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Johannes Nyholm
film profile
]
- Johannes Nyholm (Sweden/Denmark)

Bergamo Film Meeting Third Prize
The Stopover [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Delphine and Muriel Coulin
film profile
]
- Delphine and Muriel Coulin (France/Greece)

CGIL Bergamo Award for Best Documentary (ex-aequo)
El charro de Toluquilla
- José Villalobos Romero (Mexico)
When Paul Came over the Sea
 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Jakob Preuss (Germany)

(Translated from Italian)

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