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2015 Awards list

Grand prize Ânûû-rû Âboro Festival, for the International Competition best documentary

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Above and Below    (Grand Prix festival Ânûû-rû Âboro)

Nicolas Steiner
From a couple who moved in a drainage tunnel in Las Vegas to an adventurer surviving on his own in the Californian desert and this young woman seriously planning to be among the first crew to colonise Mars, none of these characters fit into the world as we know it... but all of them are citizens of the United States of America, a place that can be regarded as apocalyptic (...)
Maximage, Flying Moon - Suisse / Allemagne

Hotel Tiéti award, jury special award for the International Competition

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Toto si surorile lui (Toto et ses sœurs)    (Prix spécial du jury pour la compétition internationale Hôtel Tiéti)

Alexander Nanau
Alexander Nanau brings us the astonishing family story of Toto (ten), and his sisters, Ana (seventeen) and Andrea (fifteen). As his mother was serving her time behind bars, Toto became passionate about learning to read, write and dance with a little help from his sisters who tried their best to preserve a good family balance in a world that had long forgotten what (...)
Strada Film, HBO Europe, Alexander Nanau Productions - Roumanie

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Hotel Nueva Isla    (Prix spécial du jury pour la compétition internationale Hôtel Tiéti)

Irene Gutiérrez and Javier Labrador
In a rundown part of old Havana, what was at the turn of the century the luxurious Hotel Nueva Isla has become the refuge of a group of people living on the margins of society. Life inside the ruins is becoming more and more dangerous, Jorge refuses to leave the building : he remains convinced that treasures, hidden by the hotel’s original owners, lie waiting within its (...)
El Viage Films, Produciones de la 5TA. Avenida - Cuba/Espagne

FOL award for the best International short film

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The Length    (Prix de la FOL décerné au meilleur court-métrage de la sélection internationale)

Ivan Torres Hdez
Ted Curson is one of the last jazz legends alive. As his time is coming to an end, countless tours, never-ending delays and shadows of the past prove to be a burden too heavy to carry at this point of time.
Mouka Filmi, Yle Finland - Finlande

Bernheim Library award for the best Pacific full length film

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Vive la France    (Prix de la Bibliothèque Bernheim décerné au meilleur long-métrage de la Compétition Pacifique)

Titti Johnson and Helgi Felixon
Fourty-six nuclear tests in the open air and one hundred and fourty-seven underground nuclear tests have been carried out in the Southern part of the Tuamotu archipelago, in French Polynesia. Today, on the Tureia atoll, the population reflects on the Moruroa nuclear campaign and its consequences. What is the risk incurred by the atoll if the rifts in the Moruroa reef (...)
Felix Film AB - Suède/Finlande/Norvège/Islande

Tjibaou Cultural Center award, for the best Pacific short film

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Never give up    (Prix du Centre Culturel Tjibaou décerné au meilleur court-métrage de la Compétition Pacifique)

Ruth Ketau
"Never Give Up" is the moving story of Gina Baidam, a community worker from Serimambu, a remote village in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. In the face of the hardship that pregnant women must cope with, Gina’s ambition is to contribute to change people’s mentalities.
Centre for Social & Creative Media, University of Goroka - Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

Cèikî award for the best local film

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Kiamou    (Prix NC1 décerné à la meilleure réalisation technique du film du pays)

Benoit Guîchon
Kiamou, an elderly from Néouta, near Ponérihouen, looks back full of nostalgia and reflects on her early years. She shares her everyday activities while preparing the pandanus leaves, which will be used for custom mats.
Ânûû-rû Âboro - Nouvelle-Calédonie

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La place 2    (Prix Cèikî décerné par Koniambo Nickel-KNS au meilleur film du Pays)

Glenn Wahnawe and Joël Heiec
In 2011, « The Place » highlighted the daily routine of youngsters from the Vallée-du-tir neighbourhood, who had gone adrift. Two years later comes a sequel as filmed by two youths living in this typical, working-class district.
Poadane - Nouvelle-Calédonie

NC1 award for the best local film technical achievement

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Kiamou    (Prix NC1 décerné à la meilleure réalisation technique du film du pays)

Benoit Guîchon
Kiamou, an elderly from Néouta, near Ponérihouen, looks back full of nostalgia and reflects on her early years. She shares her everyday activities while preparing the pandanus leaves, which will be used for custom mats.
Ânûû-rû Âboro - Nouvelle-Calédonie

Youth public award : Given by high school students

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Above and Below    (Grand Prix festival Ânûû-rû Âboro)

Nicolas Steiner
From a couple who moved in a drainage tunnel in Las Vegas to an adventurer surviving on his own in the Californian desert and this young woman seriously planning to be among the first crew to colonise Mars, none of these characters fit into the world as we know it... but all of them are citizens of the United States of America, a place that can be regarded as apocalyptic (...)
Maximage, Flying Moon - Suisse / Allemagne

Public award, funded by Les nouvelles calédoniennes

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Nick and Chai    (Prix du public parrainé par les Nouvelles calédoniennes)

Rowena Sanchez and Charena Escala
In November 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan claimed the lives of Nick and Chai Quieta’s four children and destroyed their home in Leyte, leaving them with nothing but each other. Four months later, the couple found in their mutual love the energy they needed to move forward.
Hiraya Pictures - Philippines