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The 12th Mobile Film Festival announces the award-winners

  • 03.03.2017

The competition’s winners, announced on 28 February at the mk2 Bibliothèque multiplex, by the jury presided over by the actress and film director Emmanuelle Bercot, highlighted the wealth of talent among film directors, scriptwriters and actors and how mobile films can make us laugh, shudder, or reflect on life.

Once again this year, the Mobile Film Festival’s award-winning film directors took up the extraordinary challenge of telling a story in one minute, expressing their great talent and creativity. The winning films were amusing and full of emotion, of intrigue, but above all provided a lucid and highly astute view of the world around us. This year, the themes referred to gender equality, violence against women, hidden female beauty, forced marriage, and the refugee crisis.

2017 edition prize list

The prizes were awarded by the jury, presided over by the film director Émmanuelle Bercot and composed of Kim Chapiron, Emilie Dequenne, Maïmouna Doucouré (best 2017 short-film César winner), Julie Gayet, Laurent Grégoire, Jalil Lespert and Aïssa Maïga.

  • The France Grand Prize was awarded to Paul Marques Duarte and Violette Gitton, France for their film “I love London

They will receive a BNP Paribas grant of €15,000

  • Best Actress Award: Asma Coto in “I love London” by Paul Marques Duarte and Violette Gitton, France

At the end of his journey, a young Syrian refugee calls his mother to reassure her.

  • The International Grand Prize was awarded to Rami Jarboui, Tunisia, for his film “Soupe

He will receive a BNP Paribas grant of €15,000

A young man wants to find a solution to add salt to his soup, a sociopolitical critique of his situation.

  • The Screenplay Award, the You-tuber Prize and the Sens Critique Prize were awarded to Sylvain Certain, France, for his film “T'es un Bonhomme

Under pressure from his elder brother, Willy has to become a man...

  • The Best Director Award went to Ali Talib Alshammari, Sweden, for his film “Silent Screams”, a film about the difficulty faced by refugees and a mother’s sacrifice.
  • The Best Actor Award went to Hugo Chaure in “Nos plus belles années” by Alexia Bourne-Maison. At the end of school, Maël calls his mother, just to tell her that he has had great day. If we couldn’t see Maël, we might almost believe him.
  • The Bloggers Prize was awarded to Bertrand Lagnes for his film “Vengeance” about one man’s fight to make his ideas heard.
  • The Audience Award went to Reza Jafarzadeh, Iran, for his film “Hidden Beauty”, the story of a young woman who is getting ready to go out…
“ AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER TALENTS AND REALISE THE EXTENT TO WHICH FICTION CAN BE A SHARED AND DEMOCRATIC MEDIA, AS TODAY, IN FRANCE AND AROUND THE WORLD, EVERYONE CAN MAKE A FILM ”

Jalil Lespert

Actor, film director and member of the Mobile Film Festival jury 

Mobile Film Festival

For the past 12 years, the Mobile Film Festival has been unearthing and promoting fresh talent through the organisation of a competition with very simple rules which is open to all-comers: 1 mobile 1 minute 1 film. The Mobile Film Festival has adapted to current modes of creation and consumption and obliges film directors to deliver intense scriptwriting and screenplay in order to trigger strong emotions in a very short space of time.

BNP Paribas is a partner to the Festival for the 7th year in a row and has awarded the two Grand Prizes: France and International, with each winner receiving a grant of €15,000.

Mobile Film Festival

www.mobilefilmfestival.com 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film, discover the 12th edition of the Mobile Film Festival.