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The Black Pearl Awards of ADFF 2014

The winners of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival’s Black Pearl Awards in the three feature film competition categories, Narrative Features, New Horizons and Documentary Competition, were announced tonight. The ceremony marked the grand finale of the eighth edition of ADFF. Additionally, juries announced the winners of the Child Protection Award, the Fipresci and Netpac Award, as well as the Audience Award.

NARRATIVE FILM COMPETITION

  • Black Pearl Award
    LEVIATHAN directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev 
  • Special Jury Award
    TEST directed by Alexander Kott
  • Best Actor  
    ALEXEY SEREBRYAKOV from the film LEVIATHAN directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Best Actress  
    MARIA BONNEVIE from the film A SECOND CHANCE directed by Susanne Bier
  • Best Film from the Arab World 
    MEMORIES ON STONE directed by Shawkat Amin Korki
  • Best Director from the Arab World
    GHASSAN SALHAB director of The Valley 
  • Special Jury Mention  
    TIMBUKTU directed by Abderrahmane Sissako 


DOCUMENTARY FILM COMPETITION

  • Black Pearl Award 
    VIRUNGA directed by Orlando Von EinsiedelFor 
  • Special Jury Award 
    NEXT GOAL WINS directed by Mike Brett &Steve Jamison
  • Best Documentary from the Arab World 
    THE WANTED 18 directed by Amer Shomali & Paul Cowan
  • Best Director from the Arab World
    YASMIN FEDDA director of QUEENS OF SYRIA
  • Special Jury Mention  
    RETURN TO HOMS directed by Talal Derki

NEW HORIZONS COMPETITION 

  • Black Pearl Award
    THE WONDERS directed by Alice Rohrwacher
  • Special Jury Award
    STATIONS OF THE CROSS directed by Dietrich Brüggemann
  • Best Actor
    Doğan Ïzci from the film SIVAS directed by Kaan MüjdeciFor 
  • Best Actress 
    Yoon Da-kyung from the film IN HER PLACE directed by Albert Shin
  • Best Film from the Arab World 
    THEEB directed by Naji Abu Nowar
  • Best Director from the Arab World 
    LYÈS SALEM director of THE MAN FROM ORAN
  • Special Jury Mention
    LABOUR OF LOVE directed by AdityaVikramSengupta


CHILD PROTECTION AWARD

  • Child Protection Award for Best Film
    IN HER PLACE directed by Albert Shin 
  • Child Protection Award for Best Script
    Kaan Müjdeci for SIVAS directed by Kaan Müjdeci
  • Special Mention 
    Actor DENIS MURIĆ in the film NO ONE’S CHILD directed by Vuk Ršumović  

FIPRESCI

  • FIPRESCI AWARD for Best Narrative Film
    THEEB directed by Naji Abu Nowar

  • FIPRESCI AWARD for Best Documentary 
    UM GHAYEB (MOTHER OF THE UNBORN) directed by Nadine Salib


NETPAC AWARD for Best Asian Film

  • IRAQI ODYSSEY directed by Samir


AUDIENCE AWARD 2014
 

  • THE SALT OF THE EARTH directed by Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
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