Black Pearl Award – New Horizons: A Respectable Family, directed by Massoud Bakhshi (France, Iran)
Because of the new approach using fiction with the current reality
Special Jury Award: Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin (USA)
We recognise the skills on display here in all the elements of cinematic language.
Best Film from the Arab World: When I Saw You, directed by Annemarie Jacir (Jordan, Palestine, UAE)
We loved the way in which Annemarie Jacir approached the sensitive subject of that crucial period.
Best Director from the Arab World: Hala Lotfy, Coming Forth by Day (Egypt, UAE)
We recognise the unusual and stylish visuals which overcome the style of Arabian and especially Egyptian cinema.
Best Actor: Søren Malling, A Hijacking (Denmark)
We consider the entire cast as brilliant, but as we had to choose only one it is Søren Malling as the Boss.
Best Actress: Golshifteh Farahani, The Patience Stone (Afghanistan, France, Germany)
The jury chose Golshifteh Farahani because of her high performance in carrying the whole story.
Jury Special Mention: A Hijacking, directed by Tobias Lindholm (Denmark)
For the brilliant screenplay which is skillfully brought alive cinematically onscreen