Karim Aïnouz (Brasil)
Christian Baute (Germany)
Leonardo Di Costanzo (Italy)
Tanja Meding (Germany/USA)
Marjane Satrapi (Iran)
PREMIO DEI POPOLI to the BEST FILM
by Yoav Shamir (Danimarca/Austria/Israele/USA)
“How is ignorance manufactured into hate? The director invites us to think with him: with a witty, elegant, intelligent and humorous piece of work, his movie shows us many layers and angles of what today we can call antisemitism and how this notion is used politically.“
PREMIO DEI POPOLI to THE MOST INNOVATIVE FILMMAKER
TO SHOOT AN ELEPHANT
by Alberto Arce, Mohammed Rujailah (Spain)
"After we watched this film we engaged in a long passionate discussion. This film never left us.
We want to award the filmmakers for sharing with us an emotional, physical and stressful experience for being there and witnessing the horrors and destruction of the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip earlier this year."
GIAN PAOLO PAOLI AWARD for BEST ANTHROPOLOGICAL FILM
DEPUIS TEL AVIV
by Naruna Kaplan de Macedo (France)
AWARD FOR DISTRIBUTION by "FONDAZIONE ENTE DELLO SPETTACOLO"
PETROPOLIS: AERIAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE ALBERTA TAR SANDS
by Peter Mettler (Canada)
LORENZO DE' MEDICI JURY
Jillian Barricelli (Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici)
Claire Burns (Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici)
Ryan Devir (Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici)
Karine Galstian (Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici)
Andrew Mahr (Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici)
Jessica Marantelli (Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici)
Adriano Sgobba (Università di Firenze)
di Miro Remo (Slovak Republic)
"Because of the capability to communicate with innocence and bizzarre irony, a powerful passion through using a complete and various cinematografical language."
PREMIO UCCA “VENTI CITTA'"
THE LANDS OF JERRY CANS
di Paola Piacenza (Italia)
“This film reminds us that the Kurdistan issue is still an open question, unlike what international observers seem to think.
This is the story of a nation that does not exist, of one of its border areas, and borders are not only unstable but define other boundaries. This is one of the many forgotten ‘stories’.
In a still lingering corner of paradise the director’s generous outlook offers un updated view of History allowing its very protagonists to outline its features and its memory.
The fallen have mothers who don’t cry. Mothers who voice a story and accept its course and its epilogue. Can the very lack of despair be regarded as yet another form of resistance?"
for the FREE STYLE SECTION
by James Der Derian, David Udris, Michael Udris (USA)
for the SHORT DOC COMPETITION
by Rimantas Gruodis and Julija Gruodiene (Lithuania)
for the FEATURE DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
by Giovanni Cioni (Italy)