MyFrenchFilmFestival 2022: A country that keeps itself wise and A demented life on the list – Actus…

There it’s finished ! After a month of French-language cinema online, the jury of MyFrenchFilmFestival has revealed the names of the big winners of this 12th edition. A country that keeps itself wise, A demented life, Erratum…: starred awards!

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End clap for MyFrenchFilmFestival 2022! Launched on January 14, this 12th edition of the event has just lowered the curtain and has thus lifted the veil on its big winners. The very first international online festival to have been created, this one has once again made it possible to promote French-speaking films around the world.

For this 12th edition, MyFrenchFilmFestival has pulled out all the stops with a selection as bright as its jury. In total, 20 films were in competition (10 feature films and 10 short films) ranging from thrillers to dramas, including documentaries.

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MYFRENCHFESTIVAL 2022: A WISE COUNTRY, GRAND JURY PRIZE

These works have been seen and commented on by a prestigious international jury: MICHELLE COUTTOLENC (Sound engineer), JOACHIM LAFOSSE (Director and screenwriter), FILIPPO MENEGHETTI (Director and screenwriter), SANTIAGO MITER (Director, producer and screenwriter) and DAPHNE PATAKIA ( actress). After a month of festival and deliberation, everyone has chosen the winners of MyFrenchFestival 2022.

The Grand Jury Prize (which comes with an endowment of €15,000 for its winner) was awarded to the documentary A Country Who Stands Wise by David Dufresne. And that “for the universal dimension of its subject, at a crucial political moment in our contemporary history, but also for the quality of the systems put in place”, explains the jury.

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The international jury also awarded two special mentions. A special mention to Une vie démente by Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni “for the quality of the treatment of the issue of support for a loved one suffering from a degenerative disease, but also for the exceptional interpretation of Jo Deseure who, with grace, makes the film oscillate between tragedy and comedy”.

A second special mention was awarded to À l’abordage by Guillaume Brac “for the quality of his writing and for his constantly moving characters who confront class violence for the time of a powerful sentimental tale.”

PRIZES FOR AN INSANE LIFE, ERRATUM, MALABAR…

In addition to this special mention from the international jury, Une vie démente also received the Audience Award for a feature film. Erratum by Giulio Callegari received the Audience Award for a short film.

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The international press jury was composed of CARLOS HELÍ DE ALMEIDA (Brazil, Film critic – O Globo), JASON SOLOMONS (United Kingdom, Critic – Totally Wired, BBC News, “Seen ANy Good Films Lately?”) , ALEJANDRA TRELLES (Uruguay, Journalist – La Diaria), DZEVDET TUZLIC (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Journalist – BHT 1) and FIONA WILLIAMS (Australia, Journalist – SBS Television).

It rewarded A country that stands wise by David Dufresne for the Best Feature Film Prize and Malabar by Maximilian Badier-Rosenthal for the Best Short Film Prize. Calamity by Rémi Chayé and Ourse by Nicolas Birkenstock each received a special mention. See you next year !

The complete winners of the 12th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival:

  • Grand Prix: A Country that Keeps itself Wise by David Dufresne
  • Special Mention of the International Jury: Une vie démente by Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni
  • Special Mention of the International Jury: At the Boarding of Guillaume Brac
  • International Press Prize for a Feature Film: A Country That Stands Wise by David Dufresne
  • Special mention from the International Press Jury for a feature film: Calamity by Rémi Chayé
  • International press prize for a short film: Malabar by Maximilian Badier-Rosenthal
  • Special mention from the International Press Jury for a short film: Ourse by Nicolas Birkenstock
  • Audience award for a feature film: Une vie démente by Ann Sirot and Raphaël Balboni
  • Audience award for a short film: Erratum by Giulio Callegari

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