An Wins 1st Edition of Valletta Film Festival


    VALLETTA: Naomi Kawase's An won the Triton award for Best Film at the 1st edition of the first competitive film festival in Malta, Valletta Film Festival which wrapped 21 June 2015.

    The festival presented five sections, including an official competitive section split into three categories: feature films, documentaries and short films. A non-competitive section, the Islanders, was opened to films from or about islands. The festival was organized by Film Grain Foundation, a non-profit organisation set up to foster a greater appreciation for film.

    The feature film jury was composed of: Roland Joffe (Head of Jury), Amber Rose Revah, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Laura Kpegli and James Mullighan. The documentary jury was composed of: Don Boyd (Head of Jury), Jennifer Byrne and Luca Ragazzi. The members of the short film jury were: Edward Williams, Marama Corlett, Sofia Djama and Kerry Crabbe.

    List of winners:

    Triton award for the Best Film
    An (Japan, France, Germany)
    Directed by Naomi Kawase

    Triton award for the Best Director:
    Anna Muylaert for The Second Mother (Brazil)

    Triton award for the Best Actor:
    Janusz Jerzy Gajos for Body (Poland)
    Directed by Małgorzata Szumowska
    Produced by Nowhere Sp. z o.o.
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute (PISF) and HBO Poland

    Triton award for the Best Actress:
    Kirin Kiki for An (Japan, France, Germany)
    Directed by Naomi Kawase

    Triton award for the Best Cinematography:
    Luis Armando Arteaga for Ixcanul Volcano (Guatemala, France)
    Directed by Jayro Bustamante

    Triton award for Best Script:
    Carolina Hellsgard for Wanja (Germany)
    Directed by Carolina Hellsgard

    Best Documentary:
    Something Better to Come (Denmark, Poland)
    Directed by Hanna Polak
    Coproduced by Danish Documentary Production and Hanna Polak Films

    Best Short Film:
    Market Day (Moldova)
    Directed by Sergiu Ciorescu