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Larry Clark's 'Marfa Girl' Leads Rome Film Festival Winners

By Indiewire | Indiewire November 18, 2012 at 12:46PM

Larry Clark's "Marfa Girl" won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival, which came to an end this weekend. Read Indiewire's review of the film here.
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Marfa Girl

Larry Clark's "Marfa Girl" won the top prize at the Rome Film Festival, which came to an end this weekend. Read Indiewire's review of the film here.

Full press release below.

THE PRIZES AWARDED TO THE FILMS IN COMPETITION
The International Jury, chaired by Jeff Nichols and composed of Timur Bekmambetov, Valentina Cervi,  Edgardo Cozarinsky, Chris Fujiwara,  Leila Hatami and P.J.Hogan, has conferred the following awards:

- Golden Marc’Aurelio for Best Film: Marfa Girl by Larry Clark
- Best Director Award: Paolo Franchi for E la chiamano estate
- Special Jury Prize: Alì ha gli occhi azzurri by Claudio Giovannesi
- Best Actor Award: Jérémie Elkaïm by Main dans la main
- Best Actress Award: Isabella Ferrarifor E la chiamano estate
- Best Emerging Actor or Actress Award: Marilyne Fontaine for Un enfant de toi
- Best Technical Contribution: Arnau Valls Colomer, for the cinematography of Mai morire
- Best Screenplay Award: Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue for The Motel Life


THE PRIZES AWARDED TO THE FILMS IN THE CINEMAXXI COMPETITION
The International Jury, chaired by  Douglas Gordon and composed of Hans Hurch, Ed Lachman, Andrea Lissoni and Emily Jacir, has conferred the following awards:

- CinemaXXI Award (for feature-length films): Avanti Popolo by Michael Wahrmann
- Special Jury Prize – CinemaXXI (for feature-length films): Picas by Laila Pakalnina
- CinemaXXI Award for Short and Medium Films: Panihida by Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu


THE PRIZES AWARDED TO THE FILMS IN THE PROSPETTIVE ITALIA COMPETITION
The Jury chaired by  Francesco Bruni and composed of Babak Karimi, Anna Negri, Stefano Savona, and Zhao Tao has conferred the following awards:

- Prospettive Award for Best Feature Film: Cosimo e Nicole by Francesco Amato
- Prospettive Award for Best Documentary: Pezzi by Luca Ferrari
- Prospettive Award for Best Short Film: Il gatto del Maine by Antonello Schioppa

- Special mentions: Cosimo Cinieri and in memory of Anna Orso for La prima legge di Newton


THE AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT AND SECOND FILM
The International Jury, chaired by Matthew Modine and composed of Laura Amelia Guzmán, Stefania Rocca, Alice Rohrwacher and Tanya Seghatchian, has conferred the following:

- Award for Best Debut and Second Film: Alì ha gli occhi azzurri by Claudio Giovannesi

- Special mention: Razzabastarda by Alessandro Gassman

Competing for the award were the films belonging to any one of the different competitive sections of the Festival: Competition, CinemaXXI, Prospettive Italia and the independent and parallel sidebar Alice nella città.


AUDIENCE AWARD
Relying on an electronic system, the Festival enabled the participation of the viewers in the deciding the winner of the BNL Audience Award for Best Film. The films competing for this award were those in the Competition. The audience awarded the:

- BNL Audience Award for Best Film: The Motel Life by Gabriel Polsky, Alan Polsky

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