Montreal World Film Festival 2015 – List of Award Winners


The Montreal World Film Festival – 2015



President : Dany Laferrière, writer (Canada)

Luis Urquiza, filmmaker (Mexico)

Gerardo Salcedo, festival programmer (Mexico)

Peter Rainer, writer & film critic (United States)

Ventura Pons, filmmaker, (Spain)

Tea Falco, actress (Italy)




montreal world film festival 2015 wrap upGrand Prize of the Americas: Mad Love from Philippe Ramos (France)


Special Grand Jury Award: Misafir (The Visitor/La Visiteuse) from Mehmet Eryilmaz (Turkey)


2 films-Tie for Best director: 2 nights til morning de Mikko Kuparinen (Finland / Luthania) et Dosieto Petrov (Petrov File / Le Dossier Petrov) from Georgi Balabanov (Bulgaria / Germany)


Best Actress: Malin Buska for The Girl King de Mika Kaurismäki (Canada / Finland /Germany / Switzerland)


Best Actor: Wolfram Berger for Rider Jack de This Lüscher (Switzerland)


Best Screenplay: Letnie Przesilenie (Summer Solstice / Solstice d’été) from Michal Rogalski (Poland/ Germany)


Best Artistic contribution: Seven Days de Xing Jian (China)


Innovation Award : Un Instante En La Habana (Havana Moment) from Guillermo Ivàn Duenas (USA / Cuba / Mexico/ Colombia)


Short Films :

1st Prize : La Voce (La voix) from David Uloth (Canada)


Jury Award: Honeysuckle from Lucy Lumsden (United Kingdom)


Zenith awards for best first fiction feature

Jury members for First Fiction Films: Pierre Henri Deleau and Antoine Zeind


Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature Film: Chuyi (The Funeral / Les funérailles) from Qi Wang (China)


Silver Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film: Para Minha Amada Morta (To My Beloved / À Ma Bien Aimée) from Ali Muritiba (Brazil))


Bronze Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film: La Linea Delgada Amarilla (The Thin Yellow Line) from Celso Garcia (Mexico)


Special Mentions of the First Feature Film Jury: Asman Aldynda (Under Heaven) from Dalmira Tilepbergen (Kyrgyzstan) and Rosa Chumbe from Jonatan Relayze Chiang (Peru)


Public Awards

The Public was invited to vote for the most popular films presented during the 2015 Montreal World film festival


Public Awards for the most popular film of the Festival  : Chucks from Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl, from the Cornelia Travnicek novel (Austria)


Public Awards for the most popular canadian film of the Festival  : The Girl King from Mika Kaurismäki (Canada / Finland /Germany / Switzerland)


 Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Latin American: La Delgada Linea Amarilla (The Thin Yellow Line) from Celso Garcia (Mexico)


Award for Best Documentary: TIE  Marzia, Ystäväni (Marzia My Friend / Marzia Mon Amie) from Kirsi Mattila (Finland) et  Playing Lecuona de Pavel Giroud (Spain- Colombia)

Best Canadian Short Film  : La Voce (The Voice / La Voix) from David Uloth (Canada)



FIPRESCI PRIZE (INTERNATIONALE FILM CRITICS), WORLD compétition  : Misafir (The Visitor / La Visiteuse) from Mehmet Eryilmaz (Turkey)


FIPRESCI PRIZE (INTERNATIONALE FILM CRITICS), First Feature : Rosa Chumbe from Jonatan Relayze Chiang (Peru)


Ecumenical Jury Prize : L’orchestre de minuit de Jérôme Cohen Olivar (Morroco)




A special grand prize of the Americas is awarded to producer Lord Puttnam for his exceptional contribution to the world of cinema.

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