Eran Kolirin's popular Israel-France co-production The Band's Visit won the Louve d'Or at 36th Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema.
The jury, composed of Paul Ahmarani, Celine Bonnier et Jean-Francois Lamarche, presented a special mention to Australian title Boxing Day by Kriv Stenders. That film's lead, Richard Green, took the Acting Award.
Hana Makhmalbaf's Buddha Collapsed Out Of Shame won the Daniel Langlois Innovation Prize while the Radio-Canada People's Choice Award went to Rodrigo Pia's Mexican title La Zona.
The National Film Board Short Film Prize was presented to two films: Sebastian Pilote's Dust Bowl Ha! Ha! and Madame Tutli-Putli by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szcerbowski. The AQCC Prize, presented by the Quebec Association of Film Critics, went to Argentina-France-Spain coproduction XXY by Lucia Puenzo.