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13 October 2014 à 16:14

French films pick up awards at the Namur Film Festival

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.


Golden Bayard for Best Film
Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako (France)

Special Jury Prize
National Diploma by Dieudo Hamadi (Congo/France)

Golden Bayard for Best Screenplay
Abderrahmane Sissako and Kessen Tall for Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania/France)

Golden Bayard for Best First Film
The Challat of Tunis by Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia/France)

Discovery Prize
Mercuriales by Virgil Vernier (France)

Special Mention – First Film
May Allah bless France by Abd Al Malik (France)

Golden Bayard for Best Short Film
Twaaga by Cédric Ido (Burkina Faso)

Special Mention – Short Film
Moul lkelb (L'Homme au chien) by Kamal Lazraq (France/Morocco)

Best Short Film in the National Competition
A Share of the Shadow by Olivier Smolders (Belgium/France)

Jury Prize – National Competition
Solo Rex by François Bierry (Belgium/France)

Audience Award – Documentary
Brother and Sister by Daniel Touati (France)

Audience Award – Short Film
Vertiges by Arnaud Dufeys (Belgium/France)

The complete awards list can be viewed here.

Author : Grégory Alexandre

Latest update : 15 October 2014 à 16:14 CEST

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FIFF - 2014

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : French-language

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