Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

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Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
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Awarded for Honours works of quality which touch the spiritual dimension of our existence[1]
Location Various international film festivals
First awarded 1973 (Locarno)
1974 (Cannes)
1979 (Montréal)
1992 (Berlin)
1994 (Karlovy Vary)
1994 (Leipzig DOK)
1995 (Mannheim-Heidelberg)
1998 (Fribourg)
1999 (Cottbus)
2000 (Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage)
2001 (Bratislava)
2001 (Zlín Children & Youth)
2007 (Yerevan)
2008 (Kyiv Molodist)
2010 (Warsaw)
2011 (Miskolc)

The Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (French: Prix du Jury Œcuménique) is an independent film award for feature films at major international film festivals since 1973. The award was created by Christian film makers, film critics and other film professionals. The objective of the award is to "honour works of artistic quality which witnesses to the power of film to reveal the mysterious depths of human beings through what concerns them, their hurts and failings as well as their hopes."[1] The ecumenical jury is composed of 6 members, who are nominated by SIGNIS for the Catholics and Interfilm for the Protestants.[2] SIGNIS and Interfilm appoint ecumenical juries at various international film festivals, including Cannes Film Festival (where The Ecumenical Jury (French: Jury Œcuménique) is one of three juries at the film festival, along with the official jury and the FIPRESCI jury), Berlin International Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.[1]

Prize Winners[edit]

Cannes (since 1974)[edit]

Films from diverse countries have won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Most films having won the award are from European countries, with Italy, Germany and Poland dominating. Andrei Tarkovsky is the only director to have won three times. Samira Makhmalbaf is the only woman who has won the award and, until Asghar Farhadi won the prize in 2013, she and her father Mohsen Makhmalbaf were the only winning directors from a predominantly Muslim country. Other countries that are not predominantly Christian that have won the award are Japan and the People's Republic of China. At the 2009 Cannes Film Festival the ecumenical jury gave its first anti-award to Lars von Trier's film Antichrist.[3]

Year Film Director Country
1974 Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf) Rainer Werner Fassbinder  West Germany
1975 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle) Werner Herzog  West Germany
1976 no award
1977 The Lacemaker (La dentellière) Claude Goretta  France
1978 The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'albero degli zoccoli) Ermanno Olmi  Italy
1979 Without Anesthesia Andrzej Wajda  Poland
1979 Stalker (Сталкер) Andrei Tarkovsky  Soviet Union
1980 The Constant Factor (Constans) Krzysztof Zanussi  Poland
1981 Man of Iron (Człowiek z żelaza) Andrzej Wajda  Poland
1982 The Night of the Shooting Stars (La notte di San Lorenzo) Paolo and Vittorio Taviani  Italy
1983 Nostalghia Andrei Tarkovsky  Italy
1984 Paris, Texas Wim Wenders  West Germany
1985 The Official Story (La historia oficial) Luis Puenzo  Argentina
1986 The Sacrifice (Offret) Andrei Tarkovsky  Sweden
1987 Repentance (Monanieba) Tengiz Abuladze  Soviet Union
1988 A World Apart Chris Menges  United Kingdom
1989 Jesus of Montreal Denys Arcand  Canada
1990 Everybody's Fine (Stanno tutti bene) Giuseppe Tornatore  Italy
1991 The Double Life of Véronique Krzysztof Kieślowski  Poland
1992 The Stolen Children (Il ladro di bambini) Gianni Amelio  Italy
1993 Libera me Alain Cavalier  France
1994 To Live (活着 / Huozhe) Zhang Yimou  China
1994 Burnt by the Sun (Утомлённые солнцем / Utomlyonnye solntsem) Nikita Mikhalkov  Russia
1995 Land and Freedom Ken Loach  United Kingdom
1996 Secrets & Lies Mike Leigh  United Kingdom
1997 The Sweet Hereafter Atom Egoyan  Canada
1998 Eternity and a Day Theodoros Angelopoulos  Greece
1999 All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) Pedro Almodóvar  Spain
2000 Eureka Shinji Aoyama  Japan
2001 Kandahar Mohsen Makhmalbaf  Iran
2002 The Man Without a Past (Mies vailla menneisyyttä) Aki Kaurismäki  Finland
2003 At Five in the Afternoon (Panj é asr) Samira Makhmalbaf  Iran
2004 The Motorcycle Diaries (Los diarios de motocicleta) Walter Salles  Argentina
2005 Hidden (Caché) Michael Haneke  France
2006 Babel Alejandro González Iñárritu  United States
2007 The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite) Fatih Akın  Germany
2008 Adoration Atom Egoyan  Canada
2009 Looking for Eric Ken Loach  United Kingdom
2010 Of Gods and Men (Des hommes et des dieux) Xavier Beauvois  France
2011 This Must Be the Place Paolo Sorrentino  Italy
2012 The Hunt Thomas Vinterberg  Denmark
2013 The Past Asghar Farhadi  France
2014 Timbuktu Abderrahmane Sissako  France  Mauritania

Berlin (since 1992)[edit]

Year Film Director Country
1992 Infinitas (Бесконечность) Marlen Khutsiev  Russia
1993 Le Jeune Werther Jacques Doillon  France
1994 Ladybird, Ladybird Ken Loach  United Kingdom
1995 Summer Snow (女人四十) Ann Hui  Hong Kong
1996 Dead Man Walking Tim Robbins  United States
1997 no award
1998 Central Station (Central do Brasil) Walter Salles  Brazil  France
1998 Cinema Alcázar (short film) Florence Jaugey  France
1999 It All Starts Today (Ça commence aujourd'hui) Bertrand Tavernier  France
2000 The Road Home (我的父亲母亲) Zhang Yimou  China
2001 Italian for Beginners (Italiensk for begyndere) Lone Scherfig  Denmark  Sweden
2002 Bloody Sunday Paul Greengrass  Ireland
2003 In This World Michael Winterbottom  United Kingdom
2004 Ae Fond Kiss… Ken Loach  United Kingdom
2005 Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage) Marc Rothemund  Germany
2006 Grbavica Jasmila Žbanić  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2007 Tuya's Marriage (图雅的婚事) Wang Quan'an  China
2008 I've Loved You So Long (Il y a longtemps que je t'aime) Philippe Claudel  France
2009 Little Soldier (Lille soldat) Annette K. Olesen  Denmark
2010 Honey (Bal) Semih Kaplanoğlu  Turkey
2011 A Separation (جدایی نادر از سیمین) Asghar Farhadi  Iran
2012 Caesar Must Die (Cesare deve morire) Paolo and Vittorio Taviani  Italy
2013 Gloria Sebastián Lelio  Chile
2014 Stations of the Cross (Kreuzweg) Dietrich Brüggemann  Germany
2015 The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) Patricio Guzmán  Chile

Montréal (since 1979)[edit]

Year Film Director Country
1979 Night-Flowers Louis San Andres  United States
1980 Sunday Daughters (Vasárnapi szülök) János Rózsa  Hungary
1981 Sally and Freedom (Sally och friheten) Gunnel Lindblom  Sweden
1982 Begin the Beguine (Volver a Empezar) José Luis Garci  Spain
1983 The Go Masters (未完の対局) Ji-shun Duan, Junya Sato  Japan
1984 Annie's Coming Out Gil Brealey  Australia
1985 Power of Evil (Le pouvoir du mal) Krzysztof Zanussi  France
1986 My Sweet Little Village (Vesničko má středisková) Jiří Menzel  Czechoslovakia
1987 Farewell Moscow (Mosca addio) Mauro Bolognini  Italy
1988 Salaam Bombay! Mira Nair  India
1989 Last Images of the Shipwreck (Últimas imágenes del naufragio) Eliseo Subiela  Argentina  Spain
1989 My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown Jim Sheridan  Ireland
1990 Landscape with a Woman (Zena s krajolikom) Ivica Matic  Yugoslavia
1991 War and Youth (戦争と青春) Tadashi Imai  Japan
1992 Sofie Henri Nathansen  Denmark
1993 The Long Silence (Il lungo silenzio) Margarethe von Trotta  Italy
1994 Once Were Warriors (ORIGINAL_TITLE) Alan Duff  New Zealand
1995 Deep River (深い河) Kei Kumai  Japan
1996 Hamsun Jan Troell  Norway  Denmark  Sweden
1997 Children of Heaven (بچه‌های آسمان) Majid Majidi  Iran
1998 The Lighthouse (El faro) Eduardo Mignogna  Argentina  Spain
1999 Goya in Bordeaux (Goya en Burdeos) Carlos Saura  Spain
2000 Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets (علي زاوا) Nabil Ayouch  Morocco
2001 Abandoned (Torzók) Arpád Sopsits  Hungary
2002 The Last Train (El último tren: Corazón de fuego) Diego Arsuaga  Uruguay  Argentina
2003 Gaz Bar Blues Louis Bélanger  Canada
2004 The Syrian Bride (הכלה הסורית) Eran Riklis  Israel
2005 Kamataki Claude Gagnon  Canada  Japan
2006 A Long Walk (長い散歩) Eiji Okuda  Japan
2007 Ben X Nic Balthazar  Belgium  Netherlands
2008 Wolf (Varg) Daniel Alfredson  Sweden
2009 The Truce (Waffenstillstand) Lancelot von Naso  Germany
2010 Oxygen (Adem) Hans Van Nuffel  Belgium
2011 David Joel Fendelman  United States
2012 End of the No-Hunting Season (Ende der Schonzeit) Franziska Schlotterer  Germany
2013 Life Feels Good (Chce się żyć) Maciej Pieprzyca  Poland
2014 Cape Nostalgia (ふしぎな岬の物語) Izuru Narushima  Japan

Locarno (since 1973)[edit]

Year Film Director Country
1973 The Illumination (Iluminacja) Krzysztof Zanussi  Poland
1974 25 Fireman's Street (Tüzolto Utca 25) István Szabó  Hungary
1974 27 Down Awtar Krishna Kaul  India
1975 Noua Abdelaziz Tolbi  Algeria
1976 Harvest: 3,000 Years (Mirt Sost Shi Amit) Haile Gerima  Ethiopia
1977 The Guest: An episode in the Life of Eugène Marais Ross Devenish  South Africa
1978 Baara Souleymane Cissé  Mali
1979 Les petites fugues Yves Yersin   Switzerland
1980 In for Treatment (Opname) Marja Kok, Erik van Zuylen  Netherlands
1981 Chakra (चक्र) Rabindra Dharmaraj  India
1982 Parti sans laisser d'adresse Jacqueline Veuve  France
1983 The Planet 'Tailor' (Planeta krawiec) Jerzy Domaradzki  Poland
1984 The Terence Davies Trilogy Terence Davies  United Kingdom
1984 Tiznao Salvador Bonet, Dominique Cassuto de Bonet  Venezuela
1985 Alpine Fire (Höhenfeuer) Fredi M. Murer   Switzerland
1986 Lamb Colin Gregg  United Kingdom
1987 With Love to the Person Next to Me Brian McKenzie  Australia
1988 Family Viewing Atom Egoyan  Canada
1989 Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East? (달마가 동쪽으로 간 까닭은?) Bae Yong-kyun  South Korea
1990 Hush-a-Bye Baby Margo Harkin  United Kingdom
1991 Cloud-Paradise (Облако-рай) Nikolai Dostal  Soviet Union
1992 Family Portrait (四十不惑) Li Shaohong  China
1993 Bhaji on the Beach (भाजी ऑन द बीच) Gurinder Chadha  United Kingdom
1994 Ermo (二嫫) Zhou Xiaowen  China
1995 Sept En Attente Françoise Etchegaray  France
1996 Honey and Ashes (Miel et cendres) Nadia Farès   Switzerland  Tunisia
1997 The Crazy Stranger (Gadjo dilo) Tony Gatlif  France
1998 Titanic Town Roger Michell  United Kingdom
1999 Life Doesn't Scare Me (La vie ne me fait pas peur) Noémie Lvovsky  France
2000 Father (爸爸) Wang Shuo  China
2001 L'Afrance Alain Gomis  France  Senegal
2001 Promises (special prize) Carlos Bolado, B.Z. Goldberg, Justine Shapiro  United States
2002 The Cage (La cage) Alain Raoust  France
2003 Silent Waters (خاموش پانی) Sabiha Sumar  Pakistan
2004 Yasmin Kenneth Glenaan  Germany  United Kingdom
2005 The Novena (La Neuvaine) Bernard Émond  Canada
2006 Water (Agua) Verónica Chen  Argentina  France
2007 The Yellow House (La maison jaune) Amor Hakkar  Algeria  France
2008 Black Sea (Mar nero) Federico Bondi  Italy
2009 Plato's Academy (Ακαδημία Πλάτωνος) Filippos Tsitos  Greece
2010 Morgen Marian Crișan  Romania
2011 Special Flight (Vol spécial) Fernand Melgar   Switzerland
2012 A Lady in Paris (Une Estonienne à Paris) Ilmar Raag  France  Belgium  Estonia
2013 Short Term 12 Destin Daniel Cretton  United States
2014 The Fool (Дурак) Yuri Bykov  Russia

Karlovy Vary (since 1994)[edit]

Year Film Director Country
1994 Palms (Ладони) Artour Aristakisian  Russia
1995 The Garden (Záhrada) Martin Sulík  Slovakia  France
1996 Prisoner of the Mountains (Кавказский пленник) Sergei Bodrov  Russia  Kazakhstan
1997 Forgotten Light (Zapomenuté světlo) Vladimír Michálek  Czech Republic
1998 The Harmonists (Comedian Harmonists) Joseph Vilsmaier  Germany
1999 A Reasonable Man Gavin Hood  South Africa
2000 Big Animal (Duże zwierzę) Jerzy Stuhr  Poland
2001 Chico Eduardo Rózsa Flores  Hungary
2002 Cisza Michał Rosa  Poland
2003 Babusya (Бабуся) Lidia Bobrova  Russia
2004 Cavedweller Lisa Cholodenko  United States
2005 Chinaman (Kinamand or 中国先生) Henrik Ruben Genz  Denmark  China
2006 Destiny (El destino) Miguel Pereira  Argentina
2007 Simple Things (Простые вещи) Aleksey Popogrebskiy  Russia
2008 The Photograph Nan Achnas  Indonesia
2009 Twenty (بیست) Abdolreza Kahani  Iran
2010 Another Sky (Другое небо) Dmitry Mamuliya  Russia
2011 Cracks In The Shell (Die Unsichtbare) Christian Schwochow  Germany
2012 Camion Rafaël Ouellet  Canada
2013 Bluebird Lance Edmands  United States
2014 Corn Island (სიმინდის კუნძული) Giorgi Ovashvili  Georgia

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c "Ecumenical Jury - 39th Year" (PDF). Ecumenical Jury. May 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  2. ^ Vaccaro, Pierre (2008-05-08). "Communiqué de presse - Le Jury oecumenique 2008" (PDF) (in French). Jury Œcuménique. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  3. ^ Stone, Jay (May 23, 2009). "Antichrist gets an anti-award in Cannes". National Post. Retrieved 2009-05-25. [dead link]

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