Sergei Dvortsevoy's Un Certain Regard-winner Tulpan took the top prize as Montreal's 37th Festival du Nouveau Cinema wrapped over the weekend. The debut feature, a Kazakstan-Germany coproduction, has been gathering laurels since its Cannes debut.
Meanwhile the festival's jury, composed of Charlotte Laurier, Robert Levesque and Michel Savoy, was impressed with other Cannes titles. Aida Begic Zubcevic's Snow, which screened in the Critics' Week, received a special mention; the Louve d'Or acting award went to Michael Fassbender for his portrayal of Bobby Sands in Steve McQueen's Camera d'Or winner Hunger; and the Innovation Award went to Ari Folman's Cannes competition title Waltz With Bashir.
The Focus-Cinemathèque Quebecoise Grand Prize went to Luc Bourdon's La Memoire Des Anges while a special mention went to Brett Gaylor for RIP: Remix Manifesto. The Radio-Canada People's Choice Award went to Adrian Wills for All Together Now.