MIFF 2008 AWARD WINNERS

General Information | Winners
 

DRAMATIC FEATURES – WORLD CINEMA COMPETITION:

  • Knight Grand Jury Prize: Tricks (Sztuczki) by Andrzej Jakimowski (Poland)

  • Special Mention: It's Hard To Be Nice (Tesko Je Biti Fin) by Srdan Vuletic (UK/Slovenia/Serbia/Germany/Bosnia-Herzegovina)

  • Special Mention: Foul Gesture (Tnuah Meguna) by Itshak (Tzahi) Gradi (Israel)

DRAMATIC FEATURES – IBERO-AMERICAN CINEMA COMPETITION:

  • Knight Grand Jury Prize (tie): Cochochi by Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán (Mexico) and Eat For This Is My Body by Michelange Quay  (Haiti, France)

  • Special Mention: The Girls (Las Niñas) by Rodrigo Marín (Chile)

  • Special Mention: Blue Eyelids (Parpados azules) by Ernesto Contrera (Mexico)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES – WORLD & IBERO-AMERICAN CINEMA COMPETITION:

  • Knight Grand Jury Prize: Santiago by João Moreira Salles (Brazil)

  • Special Mention: Santa Fe Street (Calle Santa Fé) by Carmen Castillo (Chile/France/Belgium)

  • Special Mention: A Paper Tiger (Un Tigre De Papel) by Luis Ospina (Colombia)

SHORTS COMPETITION:

  • Knight Grand Jury Prize: Homecoming by Connie Diletti (Canada)

  • Honorable Jury Mention: Traumalogy (Traumología) by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo (Spain)

  • Special Mention for Best Animated Short Film: Madame Tutli-Putli by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szcerbowski (Canada)

  • Special Mention for Best First-Time Director: Overnight A Rose by Viv Koh (Taiwan/USA)

AUDIENCE AWARDS:

  • Dramatic Features: World Cinema Competition: Bliss (Mutluluk) by Abdullah Oguz  (Turkey/Greece)

  • Dramatic Features: Ibero-American Cinema Competition: La Zona by Rodrigo Plá (Mexico)

  • Documentary Features: World & Ibero-American Competition: Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains (Vengo de un avión que cayó en las montañas) by Gonzalo Arijón (Uruguay)

FIPRESCI INTERNATIONAL CRITICS AWARD:

  • Foul Gesture (Tnuah Meguna) by Itshak "Tzahi" Gradi (Israel)