36th Torino Film Festival Official Awards

01 December 2018
Torino Film Festival is glad to announce the official awards assigned to the protagonists of this 36th edition. Here are the names of the winners and the motivations of the Jury.

The Jury of Torino 36 – International Feature Film Competition, chaired by Jia Zhangke (China) and composed of Marta Donzelli (Italy), Miguel Gomes (Portugal), Col Needham (UK), Andreas Prochaska (Austria) awards the prizes:

Best film to:

WILDLIFE by Paul Dano (USA)

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Award to:

ATLAS by David Nawrath (Germany)

Jury’s Special Mention to:

ROSSZ VERSEK / BAD POEMS by Gábor Reisz (Hungary)

Best Actress to:

GRACE PASSÔ for the film Temporada by André Novais Oliveira (Brazil)

Best Actor ex-aequo to:

RAINER BOCK for the film Atlas David Nawrath (Germany) 
JAKOB CEDERGREN for the film Den Skyldige / The Guilty by Gustav Möller (Denmark)

Best Screenplay to:

DEN SKYLDIGE / THE GUILTY written by Emil Nygaard Albertsen and Gustav Möller (Denmark)


DEN SKYLDIGE / THE GUILTY by Gustav Möller  (Denmark)
NOS BATAILLES by Guillaume Senez (France/Belgium)



The Jury of Internazionale.doc composed of Fabrizio Ferraro (Italy), Narimane Mari (Algeria), Pablo Sigg (Mexico) award the following prizes:

Best Documentary for Internazionale.doc to:

HOMO BOTANICUS by Guillermo Quintero (Colombia/France)

With the following motivation:
For the necessary defense of listening to people who belong to a world which is considered inferior to capitalistic civilization. While we want to be vegetables!”

Special Jury Prize for Internazionale.doc to:

UNAS PREGUNTAS by Kristina Konrad (Germany/Uruguay)

With the following motivation:
Through what remains of a difficult public life, it questions witness-bearing, something which might not be possible in the flow of non-stop television.


The Jury of Italiana.doc composed of Federica Di Giacomo (Italy), Annamaria Lodato (Italy), Anna Marziano (Italy) awards the following prizes:

Best Documentary for Italiana.doc  to:

IN QUESTO MONDO by Anna Kauber (Italy)

With the following motivation:
An immersive  film which gives body to the images and infects us with the signs of a vivid and passionate relationship with the world.

Special Jury Prize for Italiana.doc to:

IL PRIMO MOTO DELL’IMMOBILE by Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva (France/Italy)

With the following motivation:
A solid and orderly film which offers itself as a bridge toward an artist’s acoustic research. With the tenderness of those who deal with a death in the family.

SPECIAL MENTION of the Jury of Italiana.doc to:

IL GIGANTE PIDOCCHIO by Paolo Santangelo (Italy)

With the following motivation:
A movie which takes us beyond the film itself with a grotesque and performative mise-en-scène which, although imperfect, grasps the protagonist’s dynamic and desperate passion.


The Jury of Italiana.corti composed of Daniele Catalli (Italy), Gabriele Di Munzio (Italy), Jukka Reverberi (Italy) assigns the following prizes:

Best Short Film to:

ULTIMA CASSA by Elettra Bisogno (Italy)

With the following motivation:
For the immediacy with which it creates a film which depicts the raw matter of a different reality, which takes on an interior dimension.

Special Jury Prize ex-aequo to:

13 VOLTE FUOCO SU MIO PADRE by Francesco Ragazzi and COL TEMPO by Sara Dresti (Italy)

With the following motivation:
Two different journeys into family intimacy, through two ways of recounting, suspended between past and future.


The Jury of the FIPRESCI Award (Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics) composed of Toni Junyent (Spain), Anna Maria Pasetti (Italy), Alena Sycheva (Russia) awards Best Film to:

by Babis Makridis (Greece)


The Jury, composed of Francesco Tullio Altan (Italy), Cristina Trezzini (Italy), Laura Panini (Italy) awards the 2018 Cipputi Award – Best Film about the Work World to:

by Guillaume Senez (Belgium/France)
With the following motivation:
The jury of the Cipputi Award has decided to award Nos Batailles by Guillaume Senez. A touching social drama which, with great compassion, deals with work and family, union struggles, and paternity. All in a context which depicts and reminds us that work, today like before, has great repercussions on the family and our daily life.


The Jury composed of Sara D'Amario, Emanuela Piovano, and Gianluca Arcopinto has unanimously decided to award the Smat Award to:

by Gabriele Pappalardo

With the following motivation:
Because, with honesty, profound participation, and dramaturgical awareness, it depicts a cross-section of life, with all its facets: family and social conditions, resourcefulness and initiative, and hopes for the future.

Special mention to:


With the following motivation:
For recounting, in just a few phrases, but above all through images and silence, the protagonist’s entire life.

Our thanks to those who gave their support to the 36th Torino Film Festival.

With the contribution of:
MiBAC – Ministry for Cultural Activities, Piedmont Region, City of Turin

With the support of:
Compagnia di San Paolo,Fondazione CRT, Rai

Main Sponsors:
Intesa Sanpaolo, Fiat

Hamilton, Equilibra

Official Airline:
Air France

Technical Partners:
Asti Secco D.O.C.G., Coop, Acqua Panna / Sanpellegrino, Edison, REAR, Torino Airport, Sub-Ti, Soft Solutions

Cultural Partners:
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Università degli Studi di Torino, IED, Mymovies.it, Fondazione Ente dello  Spettacolo, TorinoFilmLab, Torino Short Film Market, Film Commission Torino Piemonte, Torino Film Industry, Fondazione per la cultura Torino

Media Partners:
Rai Movie, Rai News 24, Rai Radio 2, Rai Radio 3, La Stampa, TorinoSette, Fred Film Radio
Cinecittà News, Movieplayer.it, Festival Scope

The 37th Torino Film Festival will be held from November 22 – 30, 2019.