2018 awff WINNERS ANNOUNCED

BEST MOVIE

“The Lord Eagle” - Yakutia (Russian Federation)    "The Lord Eagle" is a masterpiece in its cinematic simplicity, demonstrating a powerful interaction between man and nature.

“The Lord Eagle” - Yakutia (Russian Federation)

"The Lord Eagle" is a masterpiece in its cinematic simplicity, demonstrating a powerful interaction between man and nature.



 

 Best ActoR:

Akylbek Abdykalykov in “Night Accident”    An incredible performance from a Kyrgyz actor, proving that love is not only possible, but also able to change the human soul, at any age.

Akylbek Abdykalykov in “Night Accident”

An incredible performance from a Kyrgyz actor, proving that love is not only possible, but also able to change the human soul, at any age.



 

JURY DISCRETIONARY AWARD - BEST NEW DIRECTOR

Konstantin Khabenskiy - “Sobibor”, Russia    A very ambitious debut, with many powerful and unforgettable scenes, along with some remarkable performances.

Konstantin Khabenskiy - “Sobibor”, Russia

A very ambitious debut, with many powerful and unforgettable scenes, along with some remarkable performances.

Audience Award

“Buffalo Boys” - Singapore    A martial arts-western crowd pleaser with plenty of entertaining and exciting action sequences.    A $10,000 prize.

“Buffalo Boys” - Singapore

A martial arts-western crowd pleaser with plenty of entertaining and exciting action sequences.

A $10,000 prize.

Best Actress:

Zahraa Ghandour in “ The Journey”     A poignant and powerful, raw performance from the Iraqi-Lebanese actress, set in the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq war.

Zahraa Ghandour in “The Journey”

A poignant and powerful, raw performance from the Iraqi-Lebanese actress, set in the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq war.

 

Special Jury Award

“Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts” -Indonesia     A film about female empowerment with beautiful cinematography and an entertaining storyline, sprinkled with dark humour.

“Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts” -Indonesia

A film about female empowerment with beautiful cinematography and an entertaining storyline, sprinkled with dark humour.

 

JURY CHOICE AWARD -Best director and Cinematographer:

Emir Baigazin - “The River”, Kazakhstan    "The River" is a mesmerizing, astonishing and deeply moving film, Baigazin's camera guiding the audience through a poetic, highly original, genuine and rigorous cinematic experience.

Emir Baigazin - “The River”, Kazakhstan

"The River" is a mesmerizing, astonishing and deeply moving film, Baigazin's camera guiding the audience through a poetic, highly original, genuine and rigorous cinematic experience.