The Award Winners of the 12th Zurich Film Festival

01. October 2016

The main juries of the 12th Zurich Film Festival’s three competition categories have awarded their Golden Eyes to THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI by Juho Kuosmanen from Finland (International Feature Film), MADAME B. HISTOIRE D'UNE NORD-CORÉENNE by Jero Yun from France (International Documentary Film) and STILLE RESERVEN by Valentin Hitz from Austria (Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria). 

All the winner films will be screened for the last time tomorrow on Sunday October 2 at ous festival. Don't miss it! Tickets: zff.com.
  

International Feature Film Competition

Jury: Lone Scherfig (Jury President), David Farr, Sibel Kekilli, Graham Broadbent

HYMYILEVÄ MIES / THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI by Juho Kuosmanen (Finland)


A Special Mention goes to:

 

International Documentary Film Competition

Jury: Mike Lerner (Jury President), Firouzeh Khosrovani, Stéphane Kuthy, Nadav Schirman, Betzabé Garcia

MADAME B, HISTOIRE D'UNE NORD-CORÉENNE / MRS. B., A NORTH KOREAN WOMAN by Jero Yun (France, South Korea)


A Special Mention goes to:

 
Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria

Jury: Bettina Reitz (Jury President), Micha Lewinsky, Nathalie Borgers, Joel Basman, Devid Striesow

STILLE RESERVEN / HIDDEN RESERVES by Valentin Hitz (Austria)


A Special Mention goes to:


Audience Award

WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE by Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel (Peru)

 

Emerging Swiss Talent Award

Jury: Héctor Llanos, Margaret (Gogo) Lidz, Alejandra Musi

The Emerging Swiss Talent Award for Best Swiss Film in the Festival Programme goes to:

EUROPE, SHE LOVES by Jan Gassmann (Switzerland)

 

Critics’ Choice Award

Jury: Cristina Trezzini, Raphaële Bouchet, Tereza Fischer

The Swiss Association of Film Journalists (SVFJ) award their prize for Best Debut Feature Film in the Competition Section to:

LADY MACBETH by William Oldroyd (Great Britain)

 

Kids Jury Award for Best Children’s Film 

This new award given by a special kids jury goes to:

MA VIE DE COURGETTE / MA LIFE AS A COURGETTE by Claude Barras (Switzerland)

 

Audience Award for Best Children’s Film

The Audience Award for best film in the ‚ZFF for Kids’ section as chosen by our young viewers using voting cards at the cinemas goes to:

GEHEIMCODE M. / CODE M by Dennis Bots (Netherlands)

 

Treatment Competition Award

Jury: Sabine Boss (Jury President), Philippe van Doornick, Stefan Hoffmann

The Award for Best Treatment goes to:

Anna Schwingenschuh for the project COLD TURKEY FOR EMERGENCIES (Switzerland)

 


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