Belarusian-set pic Mom Vera has picked up Locarno’s Creativity Media First Look Award, the most important prize handed out by the competition’s business part.
The award comes with a €50,000 ($55,000) money prize that covers companies in direction of the completion of movies in post-production. Filmmakers Cécile Embleton and Alys Tomlinson co-directed the pic with producer Laura Shacham.
Discussing their selection, the Locarno Professional jury — comprised of Ava Cahen (Inventive Director, La Semaine de la Critique Cannes), Gaia Furrer (Inventive Director, Giornate degli Autori), and Eugene Hernandez (Competition Director, Sundance Institute) — mentioned Mom Vera: “From the opening moments of this film, we were immediately drawn to the strikingly photographed stark portrait of a fascinating nun in Belarus who makes a journey to France. We congratulate filmmakers Cécile Embleton and Alys Tomlinson and wish them the best with this new film, Mother Vera.”
Embleton is a London-based filmmaker who has predominantly labored in docs. Her debut movie, The Watchmaker, screened at Dok Leipzig, Scorching Docs, and SXSW. Tomlinson is a filmmaker greatest identified internationally for her images work, which has been exhibited throughout Europe — and is held in collections such because the Nationwide Portrait Gallery in London.
Elsewhere, No Ifs Or Buts by Sarah Lewis and co-produced by DoBeDo acquired each the Jannuzzi Smith Award — price €8,500 for the design of a global poster — and the award by main business journal Le Movie Français, which consists of promoting house to a worth of €5, 600.
Locarno’s three-day co-development platform Alliance 4 Growth additionally closed immediately, with Pas Ta Maman by Michèle Flury, produced by Felix Schreiber from Sommerhaus Filmproduktion successful the Alphapanda Market Breakout Award. The award comes with a money prize to cowl consultancy companies as much as the worth of €3,500
The inaugural Heritage On-line Restoration Contest was gained by Mulher de verdade (1954) by Brazilian director Alberto Cavalcanti. The movie will enter a restoration course of carried out by Zurich and Berlin-based firm Cinegrell, which can begin instantly following the shut of this yr’s competition. The restored movie will premiere throughout subsequent yr’s version within the Heritage On-line part.
Take a look at the complete record of winners under:
Creativity Media First Look Award: Mom Vera by Cécile Embleton and Alys Tomlinson, produced by Laura Shacham (She Makes Productions)
Jannuzzi Smith Award: No Ifs Or Buts by Sarah Lewis, produced by Sarah Lewis (Felt Tradition), co-produced by DoBeDo
Le Movie Français Award: No Ifs Or Buts by Sarah Lewis, produced by Sarah Lewis (Felt Tradition), co-produced by DoBeDo
ALLIANCE 4 DEVELOPMENT
Alphapanda Market Breakout Award: Pas Ta Maman by Michèle Flury, produced by Felix Schreiber from Sommerhaus Filmproduktion
Script consultancy residency at DreamAgo, supplied by the Valais Movie Fee: La P’tite (The Younger One) directed by Despina Athanassiadis, produced by Quentin Daniel (Wombat Movies, France)
MIDPOINT Consulting Award: WHO/MAN directed by Lorenz Merz, produced by Michela Pini (8horses, Switzerland)
Ticino Movie Fee Residence Award: Objet a by Ann Oren, produced by Kristof Gerega, Sophie Ahrens and Fabian Altenried (Schuldenberg Movies, Germany)
HERITAGE ONLINE RESTORATION CONTEST: Mulher de verdade (1954) by Alberto Cavalcanti