Truman Cesc Gay
Truman

Truman I Am Not Your NegroMy Life as a Zucchini, and  Incendio were awarded the top prizes at the 40th Portland International Film Festival.

Earning the audience accolades for Best Narrative Feature is Truman (Spain) directed by Cesc Gay. The Festival’s Opening Night selection I Am Not Your Negro (US/France/Belgium/Switzerland) directed by Raoul Peck took the Best Documentary Feature award.  My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland/France) director Claude Barras takes home the audience award for Best First Feature and Best Animated Feature. This year’s Best Short Film Award goes to director Slater Dixon for his film Incendio (Portland). Dixon’s film is also the recipient of the Oregon Short Film Award.

Best Narrative Feature
1. Truman / Spain / dir. Cesc Gay *winner Best Narrative Feature
2. Land of Mine / Denmark/Germany / dir. Martin Zandvliet
3. Heidi / Germany/Switzerland/South Africa / dir. Alain Gsponer
4. The Invisible Guest / Spain / dir. Oriol Paulo

Best Documentary Feature
1. I Am Not Your Negro / US/France/Belgium/Switzerland / dir. Raoul Peck *winner Best Documentary Feature
2. Obit / US / dir. Vanessa Gould
3. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail / US / dir. Steve James
4. Buzz One Four / US / dir. Matt McCormick

Best First Feature
1. My Life as a Zucchini / Switzerland/France / dir. Claude Barras *winner Best First Feature
2. Alive & Kicking / US/Sweden / dir. Susan Glatzer
3. The World of Us / South Korea / dir. Ga-Eun Yoon
4. The Land of the Enlightened / Belgium/Ireland/Netherlands / dir. Pieter-Jan De Pue

Best Animated Feature
1. My Life as a Zucchini / Switzerland/France / dir. Claude Barras *winner Best Animated Feature
2. Louise by the Shore / France / dir. Jean-François Laguionie
3. Window Horses / Canada / dir. Ann Marie Fleming
4. Revengeance / United States / dir. Bill Plympton, Jim Lujan

Best Short Film
1. Incendio / Portland, OR / dir. Slater Dixon *winner Best Short Film
2. Thanks for Dancing / Norway / dir. Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
3. Paniek! / Netherlands / dir. Joost Lieuwma, Daan Velsink
4. One, Two Tree / Switzerland/France / dir. Yulia Aronova

Best Oregon Short Film
1. Incendio / Portland, OR / dir. Slater Dixon *winner Best Oregon Short Film
2. The Child and the Dead / Portland, OR / dir. Karina & Marc Ripper
3. Kuwepo / Portland, OR / dir. Jan Haaken
4. Your Move / Portland, OR / dir. Rollyn Stafford

Best of Masters sidebar
The Olive Tree / Spain/Germany / dir. Icíar Bollaín

Best of PIFF After Dark sidebar
The Invisible Guest / Spain / dir. Oriol Paulo

Best of Ways of Seeing sidebar
The Dreamed Ones / Germany/Austria / dir. Ruth Beckermann

Best of Films for Families sidebar
Heidi / Germany/Switzerland/South Africa / dir. Alain Gsponer

Best of Global Panorama sidebar
Train Driver’s Diary / Serbia/Croatia / dir. Milos Radovic

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