The main juries of the 10th Annual Zurich Film Festival have announced this year’s winners, which includes a diverse group of entries from Romania, Sweden, Uruguay, Germany and Switzerland. Among the multitude of jury members were director Susanne Bier (International Feature Film Competition), producer Steve James (International Documentary Film Competition) and critic Marlene von Arx (Emerging Swiss Talent Award).
The Golden Eyes in the two international competition categories were each endowed with a CHF 25’000 cash prize ($26,024.59); the Golden Eye in the Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria section was endowed with a CHF 20’000 cash prize ($20,819.67). Each winner also received CHF 100’000 ($104,098.35) for the promotion of their film in Swiss cinemas.
The full list of 2014 Zurich Film Festival winners include:
Golden Eye for Best International Feature Film: “Una Noche Sin Luna (A Moonless Night),” Germán Tejeira (Uruguay/Argentina)
Special Mentions: actress Hera Hilmarsdottir (“Vonarstraeti”), actresses Bianca Kronløf and Mona Kristiansen (“Svenskjavel”), director Michaël R. Roskam (“The Drop”).
Golden Eye for Best International Documentary Film: “Toto and His Sisters,” Alexander Nanau (Romania)
Special Mentions: “The Look of Silence,” Joshua Oppenheimer & “Red Army,” Gabe Polsky
Best Film in the Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria Competition: “Children of the Arctic,” Nick Brandestini (Switzerland)
Swiss Association of Film Journalist’s Award for Best Debut Feature Film: “Svenskjavel (Underdog),” Ronnie Sandahl (Sweden/Norway)
Audience Award: “Zu Ende Leben,” Rebecca Panian (Switzerland)
Audience Award for Children’s Film: “Quatsch Und Die Nasenbarbande,” Veit Helmer (Germany)
Award for Best Treatment: “Änneli,” Christine Wiederkehr