Montréal, September 28, 2014– The 10th edition of the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Global Montreal, announced its prize winners at the Festival’s closing ceremonies on September 28, 2014 at the Auditorium of the Grande Bibliotèque. Winners were selected by a professional jury.
Narrative Feature films: Frédéric Pierre, president of the jury, actor; Danielle Godin, multidisciplinary artist; Henri Pardo, actor, director,artistic director of “Being Black in Montreal”.
Documentary Feature Films: Ann Arson, president of the jury, director; Don Jordan, actor, president of the actors union, ACTRA Montreal; Michel Desjardins, CEO and director of training programs for the INIS.
Short and mid-length narrative / documentary / animated Films: Jeanne-Marie Poulain, president of the jury, producer; Sonia Quirion, actress & director; Dwayne Blanchette, Producer.
Members of the juries evaluated around 40 excellent films that made it to the official competition according to a set of selection criteria (the 10th MIBFF had around 100 films from nearly 35 countries). While all films were outstanding, the following really stood out:
BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE
MOTHER OF GEORGE, by Andrew Dosunmu, (Nigeria, USA)
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
FIRE IN THE BLOOD, by Dylan Mohan Gray (India)
The Abominable Crime, by Micah Fink (USA)
Little White Lie, by Lacey Schwartz (USA)
BEST MID-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
SEWING HOPE: THE STORY OF SISTER ROSEMARY NYIRUMBE, by Derek Watson (USA)
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
FREEDOM ROAD, by Shane Vermooten (South Africa)
Honorable mention – Direction:
The Silent treatment, by Martine Jean(USA, Haiti)
Honorable mention – Screenplay:
Un toit pour mes vieux os,by Julien Silloray (France – Guadeloupe)
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
BETTY’S BLUES, by Remy Vandenitte (France, Belgium)
Rabbit and Deer, by Peter Vàcz (Hungary)
The 10th Montreal International Black Film Festival – created by Fabienne Colas Foundation was presented by Global Montreal – and took place from September 23 to 28, 2014.
ABOUT THE MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL – MIBFF
The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) was created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cinema, art and culture. As Canada’s biggest Black Film Festival, MIBFF’s mission is to stimulate the development of the independent film industry and to foster the creation of films on international black realities. The Festival wants to promote a different kind of cinema: cinema from both here and abroad that doesn’t always make it to the silver screen. We showcase ground-breaking cinema that both moves and shocks us, all while raising awareness. Join us for a fresh look at black cinema from all four corners of the globe! www.montrealblackfilm.com
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