Entrevues Belfort crowns It Is Night in America

– First Brazilian director Ana Vaz won the Grand Prize at the 37th Belfort Entrevues Film Festival, while Dirty, Hard, Dangerous by Wissam Charaf won the Audience Award

Entrevues Belfort crowns the Night in America

It’s Night America by Ana Vaz

Dedicated to new, innovative and independent directors, the Belfort Entrevues Film Festival concluded its 37th edition (which took place from 20 to 27 November) with a list of winners curated by It’s Night America [+see also:
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from the Brazilian director Ana Vazwhich the jury (made up of filmmakers Éléonore Weber and Damien Maniveleditor Valérie Loiseleuxan actor Louise Chevillotte and the player Maxence Tual) presented the Janine Bazin Grand Prize. The film also won the One + One award (awarded by the jury to a film with an amazing, free and innovative musical universe). The director’s first role was found for the first time in Locarno, at the Cineasti del presente competition.

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The chief justice of the court gave a special speech to We had a Bonsoir Day from the Algerian director Narimane MariFrench production already presented at FIDMarseille.

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Winner of the Best Director award at the recent Berlinale Awards, Riots [+see also:
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from a Swiss filmmaker Cyril Schäublin won the Belfort Award for Broadcast Support, while the Audience Award went to the French-Italian-Lebanese production. Dirty, Hard, Dangerous [+see also:
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with Wissam Charaf (winner of the Europa Cinemas Label at the Giornate degli Autori in Venise, released in France on 26 April 2023).

Finally, post-production support for the 14th edition of the [Films en cours] the program went to documentary I don’t like jamais from a French filmmaker David Yon. Produced by Salvation, the film is set in Marseille, whose face has been greatly changed in the last few years by a major renovation project. In the Arenc district, towers are being built in front of Ouahib’s windows, blocking his view. You have to go, but where? He wanders around the city of Marseille, camera in hand, to preserve a trace of something that will disappear. Pierre has become blind. He no longer sees the city he has lived in for a long time, but he sees its changes through sounds. In his apartment, he writes verses about his relationship with the world and his vision of Marseille. Rosalie arrived soon to find the south that she used to visit when she was a child. He finds his way to the city and studies opera…

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This 37th edition of the Belfort Entrevues Film Festival offered two special sections to filmmakers Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche and Emmanuelle Cuau.

Full list of award winners:

Janine Bazin Grand Prize
It’s Night America [+see also:
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– Ana Vaz (Italy/France/Brazil)

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Unique
We had a Bonsoir Day – Narimane Mari (France)

Ciné + Promotional Support Award
Riots [+see also:
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– Cyril Schäublin (Switzerland)

André S. Labarthe Grand Prize for Best Short Film
Koban Louzoù – Brieuc Schieb (France)

One+One reward
It’s Night America – Ana Vaz

Audience Award – Feature Film
Dirty, Hard, Dangerous [+see also:
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– Wissam Charaf (France/Italy/Lebanon)

Audience Award – Short Film
Tutto apposto gioia mia – Chloé Lecci López (France)

[Films en cours] Post-production Support Award
I don’t like jamais – David Yon (France)

Gérald Frot-Coutaz Award
It’s a comet [+see also:
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– Pascal Tagnati (France)

New Talents
Eve – Lisa Morel (France)
Homard Sheriff – Gautier Paille and Louis Husson (France)

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(Translated from French)



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