Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hugo Awards - Chicago International Film Festival

The Hugo Awards for the best films of the 47th Chicago International Film Festival have been announced. Here is a brief list:

Le Havre

International Feature Film Competition

Gold Hugo to Le Havre (Finland/France) - director Ari Kaurismaki

Silver Hugo to Cairo 678 (Egypt)

Silver Hugo for Best Actress to Olivia Colman in Tyrannosaur (UK)

Silver Hugo for Best Actor to Maged El Kedwany in Cairo 678 

Silver Hugo for Best Screenplay to Joshua Marston and Andamion Murataj for The Forgiveness of Blood (US/Albania)

New Directors Competition

Gold Hugo to The Good Son (Finland) - director Zaida Bergroth

Silver Hugo to Volcano (Iceland/Denmark) - director Runar Runarsson

Founder's Award - presented to that one film across all categories that captures the spirit of the Chicago International Film Festival for its unique and innovative approach to the art of the moving image. This year's Founder's Award goes to The Artist (France)

The Artist

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