The eighth Rome Film Festival has come to an end and has brought with it a list of award winners.
The Best Actor Award has gone to Matthew McConaughey, for his performance in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’.
The film follows McConaughey’s character, party boy Ron Woodroof, who is diagnosed with HIV+ and is given 30 days to live. As a result, he sources illegal drugs internationally and starts the Dallas Buyers Club, providing alternate treatment to other sufferers. But when the cops find out, all hell breaks loose.
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, the film also took out the Audience Award for Best Film.
Scarlett Johansson has won the Best Actress award for ‘Her’, despite not appearing onscreen at all during the film. Johansson voices Samantha, an operating system – think Iphone’s Siri – which a lonely writer develops a relationship with.
The Warner Bros pic is set for limited release on December 18 and will be widely available in January.
The Best Director went to Kiyoshi Kurosawa for ‘Sebunsu kodo’ (‘Seventh Code’).
See the full list of winners below.
Golden Marc’Aurelio Award for Best Film: Tir by Alberto Fasulo
Best Director Award: Kiyoshi Kurosawa for Sebunsu kodo (Seventh Code)
Special Jury Prize: Quod Erat Demonstrandum by Andrei Gruzsniczk
Best Actor Award: Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress Award: Scarlett Johansson for Her
Award for Emerging Actor or Actress: the entire cast of Gass (Acrid)
Award for Best Technical Contribution: Koichi Takahashi for Sebunsu kodo (Seventh Code)
Award for Best Screenplay: Tayfun Pirselimoğlu for Ben o değilim (I Am Not Him)
Special Mention: Cui Jian for Lanse gutou (Blue Sky Bones)
CinemaXXI Award for Best Film (reserved for feature-length films): Nepal Forever by Aliona Polunina
CinemaXXI Special Jury Prize (reserved for feature-length films):Birmingemskij ornament 2 (Birmingham Ornament 2) by Andrey Silvestrov and Yury Leiderman
CinemaXXI Award for Short Films: Der Unfertige (The Incomplete) by Jan Soldat
Special Mention CinemaXXI Short Films: The Buried Alive Videos by Roee Rosen
PROSPETTIVE DOC ITALIA
Premio Doc It - Prospettive Italia Doc for the Best Italian Documentary: Dal profondo by Valentina Pedicini
Special Mention: Fuoristrada by Elisa Amoruso
AWARD FOR BEST FIRST/SECOND FILM
Taodue Golden Camera Award for Best First/Second Film: Out of the Furnace by Scott Cooper
Taodue Award for the Best Emerging Producer: Jean Denis Le Dinahet and Sébastien Msika for Il sud è niente
BNL AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FILM
BNL Audience Award for Best Film: Dallas Buyers Club by Jean-Marc Vallée