With only a few days of the festival go, the International Juries of the Adelaide Film Festival (ADL Film Fest) today announced I AM NOT A WITCH and the documentary TASTE OF CEMENT, as major competition prize winners for 2017.
The two films join the previously announced winner of the inaugural AFTRS International VR Award, Michelle and Uri Kranot’s Nothing Happens (Denmark, France).
The ADL Film Fest International Best Feature Fiction Award was awarded by the International Jury made up of actress and UN Peace Ambassador Leena Alam (Afghanistan), multi-award winning producer Catherine Fitzgerald (New Zealand), Head of EYE International for the promotion of Dutch cinema Martin Rabarts (Netherlands), Locarno 2016 Best Director winner for The Ornotholgist João Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal), and acclaimed Australian producer Miranda Dear (Blackfella Films).
The ten feature films In Competition included 6 Australian Premieres and features from Cannes, Toronto and Karlovy Vary film festivals. They are Boris Khlebnikov’s Arrythmia (Russia, Finalnd, Germany), Mikhail Red’s Birdshot (Philippines, Qatar), Ofir Raul Graizer’s The Cakemaker (Germany, Israel), Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name (Italy, France), Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not A Witch (France, UK), John Cameron Mitchell’s How To Talk To Girls at Parties (UK, USA), Mahommad Rasoulof’s A Man Of Integrity (Iran), Pedro Pinho’s The Nothing Factory (Portugal), Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or winner The Square (Denmark, Germany, Sweden, France) and Joachim Trier’s Thelma (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France).