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"Gary" and "Wind" Win Cannes Critics' Week Prizes

Indiewire By Eugene Hernandez | Indiewire May 23, 2009 at 4:43AM

Nassim Amaouche's "Adieu Gary" from France won the Grand Prize of the International Critics' Week and Shahram Alidi's "Whisper in the Wind" from Iraq won a number of awards as the annual Cannes sidebar came to a close.
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Nassim Amaouche's "Adieu Gary" from France won the Grand Prize of the International Critics' Week and Shahram Alidi's "Whisper in the Wind" from Iraq won a number of awards as the annual Cannes sidebar came to a close.

Director's Fortnight prizes in Cannes were presented yesterday and the prizes for the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival will be presented tomorrow. indieWIRE will have complete coverage after 1 p.m. ET. on Sunday, May 24th.

The complete list of winners follows:

FEATURE FILMS AWARDS

Critics’ Week Grand Prix
"Adieu Gary"by Nassim Amaouche (France)

SACD awards
"Lost Persons Area" by Caroline Strubbe (Belgium / Netherlands / Hungary)

ACID/CCAS Support Award
"Sirta La Gal Ba" (Whisper With The Wind) by Shahram Alidi (Iraq)

OFAJ/TV5MONDE (VERY) Young Critic Award
"Sirta La Gal Ba" (Whisper With The Wind) by Shahram Alidi (Iraq)


SHORT FILMS AWARDS

Canal+ Award for Best Short Film
"Slitage" (Seeds of the Fall) de Patrik Eklund (Suède)

Kodak Discovery Award for Best Short Film
"Logorama" by François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy, Ludovic Houplain (H5)


OTHER PRIZES

Prize Regard Jeune
"Sirta La Gal Ba" (Whisper With The Wind) de Shahram Alidi (Iraq)

Jury : 7 Young European invited by the Ministry in charge of Youth Affairs

This article is related to: Features, Festival Dispatch