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SIFF picks winners

The Shanghai International Film Festival closed yesterday, handing out most of its gongs during the closing weekend.

The Night Watchman

The Night Watchman

First out of the blocks were the vox pop awards handed out at the close of the festival’s Jackie Chan Action Week programme, a mix of panel discussions and screenings. Most of the awards went to Jacky Wu’s Wolf Warrior, starring Jacky Wu, a film that won’t be troubling many international viewers.

The festival’s more credible Asia New Talent Award, for which Vincent Ward was a juror last year, was presented on Friday. This year it went to Hooman Seyedi’s Iranian 13, which was also a winner at Busan last year.

Pierre Jolivet’s European noir Night Watchman took the festival’s top award, the Best Film Golden Goblet, while Cao Baoping’s The Dead End (which had a general release in China late last year) took Best Director and Actor awards.

The Shanghai International Film Festival ran 13 – 21 June.

The Asia New Talent Award Winners were:
Best Film

13 (Iran)

Best Director
Momoko Ando, 0.5mm (Japan)

Best Actor
Sean Huang, (Sex) Appeal (Taiwan)

Best Actress
Yangchen Lhamo, River (Tibet)

Best Cinematography
13 (Iran)

The Golden Goblet Award Winners were:
Best Feature Film

The Night Watchman (France/Belgium) by Pierre Jolivet
Jury Grand Prix
Carte Blanche (Poland) by Jacek Lusinski
Best Director
Cao Baoping, The Dead End (China)
Best Actor
Deng Chao, Duan Yihong, Guo Tao,The Dead End (China)
Best Actress
Krista Kosonen, The Midwife (Finland/Lithuania)
Best Screenplay
Patrick Tobin, Cake (USA)
Best Cinematography
Vladislav Opeliyants, Sunstroke (Russia)
Outstanding Artistic Achievement
The Shameless (Korea) by Oh Seung-Uk
Best Animation Film
Song Of The Sea (Ireland/Belgium/Denmark/France/Luxembourg) by Tomm Moore
Best Documentary Film 
The Verse Of Us (China) by Wu Feiyue & Qin Xiaoyu

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