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TURIN 2019 Awards

A White, White Day declared Best Film at 37th Turin Film Festival

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- Second prize went to Noura’s Dream, while Giuseppe Battiston and Stefano Fresi were crowned Best Actors, 143 Sahara Street Best International Doc and Fuori tutto Best Italian Doc

A White, White Day declared Best Film at 37th Turin Film Festival
A White, White Day is declared Best Film at the closing ceremony of the 37th Turin Film Festival (© Torino Film Festival)

A White, White Day [+see also:
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, the second work by the Icelandic director Hlynur Pálmason, has been named Best Film of the 37th Turin Film Festival, which drew to a close on Saturday 30 November. The award (totalling €18,000) was handed over by a jury presided over by Cristina Comencini (Italy) and composed of Fabienne Babe (France), Bruce McDonald (Canada), Eran Riklis (Israel) and Teona Strugar Mitevska (Macedonia). The next most important accolade, the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation Award (€7,000), went to Noura’s Dream [+see also:
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by Hinde Boujemaa, while Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina were named Best Actresses (for Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole [+see also:
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), and Giuseppe Battiston and Stefano Fresi Best Actors (for Antonio Padovan’s Il grande passo [+see also:
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).

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Within the international documentary section, a jury comprising Sara Fattahi (Syria), Vladimir Perisic (Serbia) and Erik Negro (Italy) selected 143 Sahara Street [+see also:
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by Hassen Ferhani as its best film (to the tune of €6,000) and handed its Special Award to Grégoire Couvert and Grégoire Orio’s Khamsin. As for the Italian docs, a jury composed of Eleonora Mastropietro (Italy), Pippo Mezzapesa (Italy) and Annina Wettstein (Switzerland) voted Gianluca Matarrese’s Fuori tutto as their best film (€6,000), with their Special Award bestowed upon Davide Maldi’s The Young Observant [+see also:
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.

Last but not least, the Cipputi Prize 2019 – Best Film on the World of Work (whose jury was composed of Italian nationals Altan, Paolo Mereghetti and Cosimo Torlo) was awarded to Ohong Village by Lungyin Lim.

The 38th edition of the Turin Film Festival is set to unfold between 20 - 28 November 2020.

The full list of winners for the 37th Turin Film Festival are as follows:

TURIN 37

Best Film
A White, White Day [+see also:
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]
- Hlynur Pálmason (Iceland/Denmark/Sweden)

Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation Award
Noura’s Dream [+see also:
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- Hinde Boujemaa (Tunisia/France/Qatar)

Best Actress Award
Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina - Beanpole [+see also:
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]
(Russia)

Best Actor Award
Giuseppe Battiston and Stefano Fresi - Il grande passo [+see also:
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]
(Italy)

Best Screenplay Award
Wet Season - Anthony Chen (Singapore/Taiwan)

Audience Award
Ms. White Light - Paul Shoulberg (US)

TFFdoc

INTERNATIONAL.DOC 

Best Film
143 Sahara Street [+see also:
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- Hassen Ferhani (Algeria/France/Qatar)

Special Jury Award
Khamsin - Grégoire Couvert and Grégoire Orio (France)

ITALIAN.DOC

Best Film
Fuori tutto - Gianluca Matarrese 

Special Jury Award
The Young Observant [+see also:
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]
- Davide Maldi

ITALIAN.SHORTS

Best Short Film
Spera Teresa - Damiano Giacomelli

Special Jury Award
La buca - Dario Fedele

Other Awards

CIPPUTI PRIZE
Ohong Village - Lungyin Lim (Taiwan/Czech Republic)

CINEMA D'AQCUA AWARD
Apollo 18 - Marco Renda

TURIN FACTORY AWARD (tie)
Manuale di storie dei cinema - Stefano D'Antuono and Bruno Ugioli
Selene - Sara Bianchi

Scuola Holden Award – Best Screenplay Turin 37
The Platform [+see also:
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- Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia (Spain)
Special Mention
Beanpole - Kantemir Balagov
A White, White Day - Hlynur Pálmason

DAMS Award
Vladimir Golov - Beanpole

Achille Valdata Award
Ms. White Light - Paul Shoulberg

Avanti! Prize
A White, White Day - Hlynur Pálmason

Gli occhiali di Gandhi (Gandhi’s Glasses) Award
Sono innamorato di Pippa Bacca - Simone Manetti (Italy)
Special Mention
Nour [+see also:
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- Maurizio Zaccaro (Italy)

Interfaith Award
Made in Bangladesh [+see also:
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- Rubaiyat Hossain (France/Bangladesh/Denmark)

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(Translated from Italian)

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