WROCLAW: Western, a German/Bulgarian/Austrian coproduction directed by Valeska Grisebach, won both the International Competition Grand Prize and the FIPRESCI Award at the 17th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival. The festival took place from 3 to 13 August 2017.
The New Horizons International Competition jury was composed by Gaston Solnicki, Hadas Ben Aroya, Gustavo Beck and Agnieszka Podsiadlik. All the Cities of the North, a coproduction from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro directed by Dane Komljen, received the International Competition Honorable Mention. The Audience Award went to the Polish film Photon directed by Norman Leto.
A total of 200 feature films from over 50 countries, including four world premieres and 138 Polish premieres, were screened during the festival. See the full list of winners: New Horizons International Competition Grand Prize: Western (Germany Bulgaria, Austria) Directed by Valeska Grisebach Produced by Komplizen Film Production Coproduced by Chouchkov Brothers, Coop99, KNM, ZDF-Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Arte Honorable Mention: All the Cities of the North (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro) Directed by Dane Komliden Produced by Dart Film & Video, SCCA/pr.ba Coproduced by Code Blue, VizArt Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Hubert Bals Fund, the Sarajevo Film Fund, the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro’s Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Le Fresnoy
Audience Award: Photon (Poland) Directed by Norman Leto Produced by Lightcraft
FIPRESCI Award: Western Directed by Valeska Grisebach FIPRESCI Honorable Mention: Winter Brothers (Denmark) Directed by Hlynur Pálmason