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2017 AWFF Winners

BEST MOVIE:

A TAXI DRIVER – REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Massive in scope, this powerful cinematic achievement captures the innate human desire for freedom through the eyes of the Everyman. 

 

BEST ACTOR:

AKTAN ARYM KUBAT in “CENTAUR”

Raw, powerful natural and bold.

 

BEST NEW DIRECTOR:

 

SCARY MOTHER – GEORGIA

Executed with the precision rarely found in a first effort, the directors of ‘Scary mother’ and ‘How Viktor “The Garlic” Took Alexey “The Stud” to the Nursing Home’ both artfully execute provocative stories of family dysfunction and broken dreams against both social and political currents.

 

SPECIAL MENTION

KANG-HO SONG in “TAXI DRIVER”

Dynamic, intricate and compelling performance

 

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

MAD WORLD – HONG KONG

An intimate story with well defined characters that allows us to reexamine the human psyche and our relationship to society prejudices.

 

BEST ACTRESS:

 
ANOMA JANADARI in “BURNING BIRDS”

Poignant and powerful raw performance.

 

BEST NEW DIRECTOR:

 

HOW VICTOR “THE GARLIC” TOOK ALEXEY “THE STUD” TO THE NURSING HOME – RUSSIA

Executed with the precision rarely found in a first effort, the directors of ‘Scary mother’ and ‘How Viktor “The Garlic” Took Alexey “The Stud” to the Nursing Home’ both artfully execute provocative stories of family dysfunction and broken dreams against both social and political currents.

AUDIENCE AWARD

AYLA: THE DAUGHTER OF WAR – TURKEY

AWFF 2017