The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
HYMYILEVÄ MIES (The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki) by Juho Kuosmanen

THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI by Juho Kuosmanen, MRS. B., A NORTH KOREAN WOMAN by Jero Yun and HIDDEN RESERVES by Valentin Hitz have been awarded the top prize – Golden Eyes at the 12th Zurich Film Festival.

The Emerging Swiss Talent Award for a Swiss film goes to EUROPE, SHE LOVES (Switzerland, Germany) by Jan Gassmann and the Critics’ Choice Award goes to LADY MACBETH (Great Britain) by William Oldroyd. The Audience Award goes to WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE by Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel (Peru), the Kids Jury Award gave their accolade to MA VIE DE COURGETTE by Claude Barras (Switzerland) and the Audience Award in the ZFF for Kids section goes to GEHEIMCODE M. by Dennis Bots (Netherlands).

THE LIST OF AWARDS | Winners of the 12th Zurich Film Festival + Trailers

International Feature Film Competition

Golden Eye for Best International Feature Film
THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI (HYMYILEVÄ MIES) by Juho Kuosmanen (Finland, Germany, Sweden)

A Special Mention goes to:
– PERSONAL AFFAIRS (OMOR SHAKHSIYA) by Maha Haj (Israel)
–TWO LOTTERY TICKETS (DOUA LOZURI)  by Paul Negoescu (Romania)
LADY MACBETH by William Oldroyd (Great Britain)

International Documentary Film Competition

Golden Eye for Best International Documentary Film
MRS. B., A NORTH KOREAN WOMAN (MADAME B. HISTOIRE D’UNE NORD-CORÉENNE) by Jero Yun (France, South Korea)

A Special Mention goes to:
WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE by Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel (Peru, USA, Great Britain)
A FAMILY AFFAIR by Tom Fassaert (Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark)

Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria

Golden Eye for Best Film in the ‚Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria’ competition section
HIDDEN RESERVES (STILLE RESERVEN) by Valentin Hitz (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)

A Special Mention goes to:
– FUTURE BABY by Maria Arlamovsky (Austria)

Emerging Swiss Talent Award

Emerging Swiss Talent Award for Best Swiss Film
EUROPE, SHE LOVES by Jan Gassmann (Switzerland, Germany)

Critics’ Choice Award

Swiss Association of Film Journalists (SVFJ) – prize for Best Debut Feature Film in the Competition Section
LADY MACBETH by William Oldroyd (Great Britain)

Audience Award
WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE by Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel (Peru, USA, Great Britain)

Kids Jury Award for Best Children’s Film
MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (MA VIE DE COURGETTE) von Claude Barras (Switzerland, France)

Audience Award for Best Children’s Film
CODE M. (GEHEIMCODE M.) by Dennis Bots (Netherlands)

Treatment Competition Award

Award for Best Treatment goes to:
Anna Schwingenschuh for the project COLD TURKEY FOR EMERGENCIES (Switzerland)
She receives a CHF 5’000 cash prize and a further CHF 25’000 for the development of her screenplay.

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