The Georgian film Shindisi was awarded the Grand Prix of the 35th Warsaw International Film Festival, which drew to a close Sunday in the Polish capital. The pic’s Dito Tsintsadze took home best director honors.
Shindisi, a harrowing story based on true events, is Georgia’s submission for consideration in the international feature film Oscar category.
A Hairy Tale by Iranian director Homayoun Ghanizadeh collected the special jury award.
The jury of the 1-2 competition, which recognized directors’ first and second feature efforts, gave its award to Move the Grave, which was helmed by South Korea’s Seung-o Jeong.
The U.S. film Lost Holiday, directed by Michael Kerry Matthews and Thomas Matthews, was tapped as the winner of the Free Spirit Competition, which focused on global independent cinema.
Best documentary feature honors went to the Belgium/France co-production Overseas from Sung-A Yoon.
The Short Grand Prix was awarded to the French film Sororal, directed by Frederic Even and Louise Mercadier.