#TIFF2019; #FIPRESCI, #2019PrizeWinnersAnnounced ;
Toronto, Sept 14 (Canadian-Media): Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Jury announced on Sept 12 this year’s prize winners at a reception at the Bisha Hotel, hosted by Joana Vicente, Executive Director and Co-Head of TIFF.
Joana Vicente/Courtesy of TIFF
The jury, now in its 28th year at the Festival comprises Jury President Rita di Santo (UK), Frédéric Jaeger (Germany), Liam Lacey (Canada), Ruben Peralta Rigaud (Dominican Republic), Müge Turan (Turkey), and Claire Valade (Canada).
Heather Young for Murmur was awarded The FIPRESCI Prize for the Discovery programme for its powerful simplicity in deconstructing the effects of an addictive personality in an impressive, minimalist, and in the story telling's' structure and static camerawork.
Heather Young in Murmur/Courtesy of TIFF
” The FIPRESCI Prize for the Special Presentations programme is awarded to Coky Giedroyc for How to Build a Girl. “Led by a performance by Beanie Feldstein, our winning film is a witty and heartfelt story of an irrepressible teenage girl who breaks into the snooty boys’ club of English rock criticism, loses her soul, and then gains it back again. Congratulations to How to Build a Girl,” said the jury.
How to Build a Girl/Courtesy of TIFF
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)