Abderrahmane Sissako has won two Golden Bayard Awards—for Best Film and Best Screenplay—at the 29th FIFF.
With around 300 guests invited to the event and over 150 films screened, the 2014 FIFF closed its doors on Sunday, October 11, with its traditional awards ceremony. This year's Golden Bayard for Best Film was awarded to Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako, a 100% French production that was also honored with the Golden Bayard for Best Screenplay. French films picked up a string of awards, with France represented principally by co-productions this year.
AWARD-WINNING FRENCH FILMS
Golden Bayard for Best Film Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako (France)