Saturday, October 1, 2022

18th Zurich Film Festival 2022 -Colombian director Laura Mora’s film “The Kings of the World” won the Golden Eye.


The Zurich Film Festival provides a platform for the most promising filmmakers from around the globe. It aims to promote exchange between emerging directors, successful film workers, the film industry and the general public. Every autumn, the ZFF presents the year’s greatest discoveries and most anticipated films.  .The Zurich Film Festival took place for the first time in October 2005, This year's fest,18th edition, run from  September 22 - October 2, 2022.It will wrap up tomorrow,the 2nd October.

Colombian director Laura Mora’s drama The Kings Of The World has clinched the Golden Eye for best feature film at this edition of the Festival.

The award follows hot on the heels of the film’s triumph at the San Sebastian Film Festival exactly a week ago, where it world premiered and then won the Golden Shell for best film.

The full list of awards:

Feature Film Competition
Best Film: “The Kings of the World”

Special Mention: “War Pony” by Gina Gammell and Riley Keough, and “Until Tomorrow” by Ali Asgari

Focus Competition:
Best Film: “Stuntwomen”
Special Mention: “Thunder” by Carmen Jaquier

Documentary Film Competition:
Best Film: “Sam Now”
Special Mention: “The New Greatness Case” by Anna Shishova and “The Killing of a Journalist” by Matt Sarnecki

Emerging Swiss Talent Award (Critics’ Prize): “Thunder”

ZFF for Kids – Jury Prize: “Lucy Ist Jetzt Gangster” by Till Endemann

Audience Award: “Becoming Giulia” by Laura Kaehr

Science Film Award: “The Territory” by Alex Pritz

Zurich Churches Film Prize: “Thunder”

Best International Film Music: Robert IJserinkhuijsen

A Tribute to … Award: Luca Guadagnino

Golden Icon Award: Sir Ben Kingsley

Career Achievement Award: Rachel Portman

Golden Eye Award: Charlotte Gainsbourg

Golden Eye Award: Eddie Redmayne

Game Changer Award: Michael Barker and Tom Bernard

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