DAY TEN: Top Film at 56th Chicago International Film Festival is 'Sweat'

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CHICAGO – The Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) is competitive, and the 56th edition presented its awards on October 23rd, 2020, as a live virtual and online event on the CIFF YouTube page. The winner of the Gold Hugo as Best International Film was “Sweat” (France), directed by Magnus von Horn.

The 56th Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates DAY TEN of the movie extravaganza, with films available for 2020 virtually and online. Click here for a complete how-to guide on navigating the 2020 CIFF. Go to PAGE TWO for the schedule of October 23rd, 2020.

The awards were presented by the various jury members in each film category, and were hosted by Artistic Director Mimi Plauché, Managing Director Vivian Teng, as well as programmers Anthony Kaufman and Sam Flancher. The Festival’s highest honor is the Gold Hugo, named for the mythical God of Discovery.

StarInternational Feature Film Competition

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‘Sweat’
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The Gold Hugo for Best Film: “Sweat” (Poland/Sweden) Directed by Magnus von Horn

The Silver Hugo – Jury Prize: “Careless Crime” (Iran), directed by Shahram Mokri

The Silver Hugo – Best Director: Andrei Konchalovsky of “Dear Comrades!”
(Russia)

The Silver Hugo – Best Performance: Yakusho Koji of “Under the Open Sky” (Japan)

The Silver Hugo – Best Emsemble: Mala Emde, Noah Saavedra, Tonio Schneider, Luisa-Céline Gaffron, Andreas Lust, Nadine Sauter, Ivy Lissack and Hussein Eliraqui of “And Tomorrow the Entire World” (Germany)

The Silver Hugo – Best Screenplay: Starvros Raptis and Christos Nikou of “Apples” (Greece)

Best Cinematography: Tobie Marier-Robitaille of “Night of the Kings” (France/Canada/Senegal)

Best Sound Design: “Night of the Kings” (France/Canada/Senegal)

Best Art Direction: “Sweat” (Poland/Sweden)

StarNew Directors Competition

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Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time
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The Gold Hugo: Director Lili Horvát of “Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time” (Hungary)

The Silver Hugo Director Ignacio Márquez of “Bombay Rose” (Venezuela)

The Roger Ebert Award for New Directors Director João Paulo Miranda Maria of “Memory House” (Brazil/France)

StarDocumentary Competition

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Things We Dare Not Do
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The Gold Hugo: “ Things We Dare Not Do” (Mexico), directed by Bruno Santamaria

The Silver Hugo: “Little Girl” (France), directed by Sébastian Lifshitz

StarGold Q Award (LBGTQ Films)

The Gold Hugo: “Things We Dare Not Do” (Mexico), directed by Bruno Santamaria

The Silver Hugo: “Days,” (Taiwan), directed by Tsai Ming-Liang

StarChicago Award

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”Patois” (USA, Chicago) Directed by Danielle Alston
Photo credit: Chicago International Film Festival

StarShort Film Competition

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The End of Suffering (a proposal)
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The Gold Hugo – Narrative: “The End of Suffering (a proposal)” (Greece), directed by Jacqueline Lentzou

The Silver Hugo – Narrative: “Gramercy (USA), directed by Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood

The Golden Hugo – Documentary: “We Have One Heart” (Poland), directed by Katarzyna Warzecha

The Silver Hugo – Documentary: “How to Disappear” (Austria), directed by Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner and Michael Stumpf

The Gold Hugo – Animated: “Tie” (Portugal/France), directed by Alexandra Ramires

The Silver Hugo – Animated: “Step Into the River” (China/France), directed by Weijia Ma

UPDATE: The Audience Awards, presented by Xfinity, were announced on October 26th, 2020. CLICK HERE for those results.

Go to PAGE TWO for Events and Appearances for October 23rd, 2020

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