The winners of the 41st edition of the Torino Film Festival scheduled from 24 to 2 December have been announced
The 41st edition of the Torino Film Festival has come to an end and the winners who dominated the festival are The Palisiada, Ukrainian film by Philip Sotnychenko, French Our body by Claire Simon and the Italian Red Giants by Riccardo Giacconi. Special prize goes to the South Korean Birth by Jiyoung Yoo. Here is the complete list of winners.
International Feature Film Competition | Torino Film Festival 2023: here are all the winners
The jury of International feature film competition composed of Lyda Patitucci, Clément Rauger (France), Martin Rejtman (Argentina), Angel Sala (Spain), Elisabetta Sgarbi (Italy) awards the prizes to the following winners:
- Best film a The Palisiada by Philip Sotnychenko (Ukraine) with the following motivation: Complex film, with great directorial freedom in the construction of the scenes which, by linking together, find their autonomous meaning. The director, in his first film, demonstrates absolute mastery of the means.
- Special Jury Prize to The Rapture by Iris Kaltenbäck (France) with the following motivation: Harmonically successful film, where everything contributes to the excellent final result. Iris Kaltenbäck, with the complicity of the performers Hafsia Herzi, Alexi Manenti and the entire cast, creates a mature and engaging first work.
- Special mention to Barbara Ronchi for the movie Do not hang up by Manfredi Lucibello (Italy)
- Best Actor a Martin Shanly for the movie Arturo at 30 by Martín Shanly (Argentina)
- Best screenplay a Sébastien Laudenbach and Chiara Malta for the movie Linda Wants Chicken! by Sébastien Laudenbach and Chiara Malta (France/Italy)
International documentary competition | Torino Film Festival 2023: here are all the winners
The jury of the International Documentary Competition composed of Tizza Covi (Italy), Carlo Hintermann (Switzerland/Italy), Jessica Woodworth (Belgium/United States) awards the prizes:
- Best film IWONDERFULL a Notre Corps/Our Body Of Claire Simon (France)
- Special Jury Prize to Chlorindo Testa Of Mariano Llinas (Argentina)
- Mention to Silence of Reason Of Kumjan Novakova (Bosnia)
Italian documentary competition | Torino Film Festival 2023: here are all the winners
The jury of the Italian Documentary Competition, composed of Valentina Bertani (Italy), Fabio Bibbio (Italy) and Costanza Quatriglio (Italy), awards the prizes:
- Best film a Red Giants Of Riccardo Giacconi (Italy) with the following motivation: On the labile border between reality and fiction, in a story that reflects on the mechanisms of representation and staging of reality, the director takes us on a sentimental journey between family conflicts and the difficult memory of a brutal gang violence against a defenseless man. Thus the camera becomes an opportunity to reveal secrets and hidden emotions.
- Special Jury Prize to Waiting time Of Claudia Brignone (Italy) with the following motivation: The months preceding the birth constitute the time of sharing in the film. A balm for the fears that women too often keep to themselves and which here they face together by forming a community. In mutual listening and in the director’s listening, the time of waiting is the precious time of attention.
Spazio Italia: Italian short films competition | Torino Film Festival 2023: here are all the winners
The jury of the Italian Short Film Competition composed of Erica Favaro (Italy), Ilaria Feole (Italy), Luisa Porrino (Italy) awards the prizes:
- Best short film a A Partial but Whole Breath Of Lorenzo Spinelli (Italy) with the following motivation: For the original and careful touch with which the meeting between the author and Patrizia Cavalli is told and for the creative reuse of the archive material. The density and ability to excite give it the breath of a small poem.
- Special Jury Prize, ex aequo to The Fenne Of Giuliana Di Maggio (Italy) with the following motivation: Because it tells of a coming of age in a visionary and symbolic way, but also with a rare purity and innocence of gaze. The author focuses sensitively on that delicate phase of the growth of the little girl protagonist in an alternation of tenderness and cruelty, while in the background the adults remain indifferent and distant.
- Special Jury Prize to Even Tide Of Francesco Clerici (Switzerland/Italy) with the following motivation: The short film is striking for the highly topical questions it raises: in a world in which human life is in decline, only animal life remains, captured by automatic recording tools. But who will still be there to look at those images?
- Special mention to Osas and the Women of Benin City Of Gabriele Gravagna (Italy) with the following motivation: The jury intends to give particular emphasis to a short film that recounts the extraordinary work of Women of Benin City, the first Italian association against the exploitation of prostitution, founded and chaired in Palermo by Osas Ekbon, who has always been front line in the fight against violence against women.
Crazies Competition | Torino Film Festival 2023: here are all the winners
The jury of the Crazies Competition composed of Alessandro Boschi (Italy), Anaïs Emery (Switzerland) and Maurizio Tedesco (Italy), awards the prize:
- Best film a Augur/Omen Of Baloji (Belgium / Congo / Holland / Germany / South Africa)
- Special mention to Visitors – Complete Edition Of Kenichi Uganda (Japan)
- Special mention to The Complex Forms Of Fabio D’Orta (Italia)
Fipresci Award | Torino Film Festival 2023: here are all the winners
The jury composed of film critics Roberto Baldassarre (Italy), Joanna Orzechowska-Bonis (France), Harri Römpötti (Finland) awards the Fipresci award (International Federation of the Cinematographic Press Award) to:
- Birth by Jiyoung Yoo (South Korea) With the following motivation:
Birth is a thoughtful feminist dissection of the role of women balancing motherhood, work and creativity in our competitive world, made by a director inspired by the cinema of Yasujirō Ozu.
The collateral awards/Collateral Awards | Torino Film Festival 2023: here are all the winners
Rai Cinema Channel Award: Acquisition of web and free TV rights for Italy. Best film Italian Short Film Competition:
Osas and the Women of Benin City Of Gabriele Gravagna (Italy) with the following motivation:
A story that forces us to look inside ourselves to try to understand what happens both on the streets of our country and in Africa. A story that goes through violence, abuse and indifference to arrive, thanks to the great courage of the protagonist, to freedom !
Valdata Award | Torino Film Festival 2023: here are all the winners
The TorinoSette readers’ jury composed of Igor Catrano, Filippo Michelini, Alessandra Longhin, Rachele Gaggini, Maria Cristina Disavino assigns the Achille Valdata prize for the best feature film to Mandob/Night Courier Of Ali Kalthami (Saudi Arabia) with the following motivation:
For the courage to have given life to an unusual portrait of a society apparently distant but in reality
so desperately close.
Holden School Award | Torino Film Festival 2023: here are all the winners
The Holden School awards the BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD. The students of the Holden School participated in the Turin Film Festival and awarded the prize for best screenplay to one of the feature films that participated in the competition. The work of the jury, made up of students of the Drama college for the two-year period 2022/2024, was coordinated
born from screenwriter Aaron Ariotti. The students Bianca Giardina, Tommaso Leotta, Davide Procopio, Elena Scipione and Eleonora Vecchio awarded the prize for best screenplay to:
The Rapture Of Iris Kaltenback (France) with the following motivation:
For the ability to tell, with intimate and incisive writing and a balanced narrative structure, the tension between the search for happiness and the awareness of the impossibility of achieving it. Students also gave special mention to Camping du Lac Of Éléonore Saintagnan.
Ghandi Glasses Award | Torino Film Festival 2023: here are all the winners
Awarded by the Sereno Regis study center (Turin) to the feature film that best interprets Gandhi’s vision of the world Silence Of Reason Of Kumjan Novakova (Bosnia) with the following motivation: A film that silenced an entire room. The testimonies of the victims of sexual abuse perpetrated during the war in the former Yugoslavia surpass time and space to become a compellingly topical warning. The director manages to transform mere forensic material into an incisive and touching documentary. The study awarded a special mention to Pure Strangers Of Valentina Cicogna and Mattia Colombo (Italy) with the following motivation: To restore the name, the core of our being a person. Giving relatives the consolation of burial, an ancestral part of our human history. The conflict and its nonviolent transformation are clear: recognizing the right to identity of those who died trying to reach the West.
Interfedi Award | Torino Film Festival 2023: here are all the winners
The Interfaith Jury, promoted by the Waldensian Church and the Jewish Community of Turin, with the patronage of the Interfaith Committee of the City of Turin, and composed of Giorgio Berruto (Jewish Community), Walter Nuzzo (Interfaith Committee) and Maria Cecilia Rivoira (Waldensian Church) . It awards the ninth edition of the “Award for respect for minorities and secularism” to the film Amen Of Andrea Baroni (Italy) with the following motivation:
Through the effective representation of the use of religion as a tool to influence a closed family community, paradigmatic sample of the whole society, it recalls central themes of our time, highlighting the reality and consequences of self-produced religion, fundamentalism, intolerance , of the religious justification of heinous acts. Here is the interview with director Andrea Baroni who answers all the questions about his film with actresses Grace Ambrose and Francesca Carrain.
Piedmont Factory Award | Torino Film Festival 2023: here are all the winners
The jury, composed of Susanna Gianandrea, Francesca Frigo and Vito Martinelli awarded the prize ex aequo:
Al film There are no pine trees on Bric Mindino Of Lorenzo Bussone with the following motivation: The ecologist fable On the Bric Mindino there is no pine tree is a surprising and courageous short film: chroma key, costumes, choice of…