The Jury composed by: Jasmina Boijc (founder and director UNAFF, Stanford University), Pierpaolo Saporito (President of OCCAM, the UN Observatory on Cultural Communication and v.president of CICT-UNESCO, Gabriel Griffin-Hall (Author and Poet),Eliana Bantchev (CICT-UNESCO General Secretary Delegate)
has awarded the following two prizes
- XXIII PRIX “ENRICO FULCHIGNONI”
MURTI BHAWAN (Hotel Salvation)
by S. Bhutani
For the values finely expressed on the importance of family, time passed together in respect and with love, and those valuesof human rights which we all share.
The maturity and depth of emotions and cinematic vocabulary used to display these belie the young age of the director, and we look forward to seeing many more of his films in the future.
HOTEL SALVATION is part of the Biennale College – Cinema program at the Venice Film Festival which gives support since 2012 to the young filmmakers to bring their vision to the big screen and in this case the effort has borne marvelous fruit.
We hope that this recognition by Prix CICT-UNESCO will open the doors to theaters around the world and allow this film to be widely seen and liked, making a bridge of understanding across different cultures and traditions.
- VII C. SMITHERS FOUNDATION AWARD
by Philippe Falardeau
For the expressive force with which this biopic portrays a fighter, whose great physical strength and ability to take blows in the ring, does not at first translate into the ability to cope with both success and subsequent failure in life, resulting in his succumbing to alcohol and drugs, from which eventually he finds the strength in himself to emerge, becoming an example to be held up to younger generations.