Source: Panama Films


Austrian directors Lilith Kraxner and Milena Czernovsky’s bluish has won the Grand Prix in international competition at FIDMarseille, which ran from June 25-30.

bluish centres on two somewhat disorientated characters in their twenties who each aimlessly drift through a city’s gloomy winter days. It stars Leonie Bramberger and Natasha Goncharova. World sales are handled by Square Eyes.

bluish previously won the Screen International Award at the C EU Soon work-in-progress programme at Rome’s MIA Market in October 2023. Czernovsky and Kraxner’s previous feature Beatrix premiered at FIDMarseille in 2021.

The second major award in the international competition, the Georges de Beauregard prize, was won by Argentinian director Tatiana Mazú González’s Every Document Of Civilization, about a teenager tortured and killed by Buenos Aires’ police. There was a special mention for Irish director Declan Clarke’s If I Fall Don’t Pick Me Up, the story of stage director Walter Asmus friendship with novelist and dramatist Samuel Beckett.

FIDMarseille awarded the Grand Prix for its French competition to Léa Lanoë’s Frieda TV, with the Georges De Beauregard National Award going to Phoenix Atala’s Critical Failure.

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FIDMarseille 2024 winners

International Competition

Grand Prix
Bluish, dirs Lilith Kraxner, Milena Czernovsky (Austria)

Georges De Beauregard International Award
Every Document of Civilization, dir Tatiana Mazú González (Arg)

Special Mention
If I Fall, Don’t Pick Me Up, dir Declan Clarke (Ir)

French Competition

Grand Prix
Frieda TV, dir Léa Lanoë (Fr)

Georges De Beauregard National Award
Critical Failure, dir Phoenix Atala (Fr)

First Film Competition

First Film Award
The Outlandish, dir Tahar Kessi (Alg-Fr-Qatar)

Special Mention
An Oscillating Shadow, dir Celeste Rojas Mugica (Chile-Arg-Fr)

Ciné+ Competition
A Fidai Film, dir Kamal Aljafari (Ger-Pal-Qatar-Braz-Fr)

Flash Competition

Flash Competition Award
A Circle That Rolled Away, dir Liv Schulman (Fr-Arg)

Alice Guy Award
Life Story, dir Jessica Dunn Rovinelli (US)

Special Awards

CNAP Award
7 Walks With Mark Brown, dirs. Pierre Creton, Vincent Barré (Fr)

Renaud Victor Award
A Fidai Film, dir Kamal Aljafari (Ger-Pal-Qatar-Braz-Fr)

École de la 2e Chance Award
Voyage Along The War, dir Antonin Peretjatko (Fr)

Special Mention
Gold Songs, dir Ico Costa (Port-Fr)

European Highschool Award / Vacances Blues Fondation
Gold Songs, dir Ico Costa (Port-Fr)

Special Mention
Festa Major, dir Jean-Baptiste Alazard (Fr)

Audience Award
Nos Îles, dir Aliha Thalien (Fr)