Cinedeaf ’15 Jury proclaimed nominations and winners of the third edition of the Festival in the four following categories of CINEDEAF CONTEST: Best Director, Best Interpretation, Best Documentary, Best Fiction.
CRI – Comunità Radiotelevisiva Italofona, Media Partner of the Festival and promoter of the Support Committee ‘Friends of Cinedeaf’ also awarded a special price.
On the stage at the awards ceremony our testimonial: Chef Rubio
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
Erich Brach (Habana Muda)
Antonio Spanò (The Silent Chaos)
Arthur Luhn (The house across the street)
THE WINNER IS
The awards goes to Eric Brach for his ability to deal, simultaneously, with different and complex issues as deafness, homosexuality and emigration, and for the difficult work done in adapting the narrative rhythm to a such complicated story. He also win for the excellent technical quality and the magnificent photography, and the ability to earn the respect and the confidence required to be host within a household for a long time.
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARDS
Habana Muda – Erich Brach
Listen even if your heart is crying – Melissa Mostyn
Deaf Women, Told Me – Marie-Andrée Boivin
THE WINNER IS – EX-AEQUO
Habana Muda di Eric Brach
The award goes to Habana Muda for having realized a cinematographic documentary able to deal with different and complex issues as deafness, emigration and homosexuality, and for the wealth of its images able to represent the scenario of political decomposition as narrative background.
Deaf Women, Told Me di Marie-Andrée Boivin
The award goes to Deaf Women, told me to have been able to preserve the discrimination suffered by deaf girls into the Montreal Sister of Providence Deaf-Mute Institute, for its contribute to the historical documentary and to have demonstrated that deaf history needs scientific research documentaries.
BEST FICTION AWARD
Tree Fairy – Louis Neethling
The house across the street – Arthur Luhn
If I don’t lose, I’ll lose – Jean St. Clair
THE WINNER IS
The award goes to Tree Fairy for his ability to talk about family including all its components – childhood, adolescence and maturity – offering a positive model for the inclusion of deaf children in hearing families and for crossing communication barriers.
BEST INTERPRETATION AWARD
Olivia Jordan-Caws as Libby in Tree Fairy – Louis Neethling
Giovanni Menta as Jack in Il professionista – Antonio Cannata
Caroline Parker as Mabel in If I don’t Lose, I’ll Lose – Jean St. Clair
THE WINNER IS
The award goes to Caroline Parker for her ease and immediacy in offering emotions to the audience and for the unusual ability to propose her own acting style, original and of great quality.
CRI (COMUNITA’ RADIOTELEVISIVA ITALOFONA) SPECIAL AWARD
Io Segno (anche più di Totti), Chiara Aliberti and Giovanni Lupi
The CRI Special Award goes to the italian documentary #Io Segno (anche più di Totti) , directed by Chiara Alberti e Giovanni Lupi, for their ablity to remind us that languages are a cultural heritage of inestimable value and that their coexistence enriches everyone and facilitates creativity, mutual understanding and solidariety.