Christophe Offenstein’s Turning Tide took the COLCOA Audience Award as the week-long French cinema showcase in Los Angeles came to a conclusion (28).
Cédric Klapisch’s Chinese Puzzle earned the Audience Special Prize as well as the COLCOA Coming Soon Award given in association with KPCC 89.3 to a film with US distribution. Cohen Media Group will release on May 16.
Hélier Cisterne’s Vandal won the COLCOA LAFCA Critics Award presented the Los Angeles Film Critics Association jury.
The Critics Special Prize went to One Of A Kind, written and directed by François Dupeyron.
The COLCOA First Feature Award went to Guillaume Gallienne’s César winner Me, Myself And Mom, while there was an audience special mention for Diane Kurys’ For A Woman and a critics’ special mention for Merzak Allouache’s The Rooftops.
The COLCOA Documentary Prize went to Flore by Jean-Albert Lièvre.
The Run Away, written and directed by Jean-Bernard Marlin, won the COLCOA Jury Short Film Award and the special prize went to Women’s Letters by Zanovello. Nicolas Devaux’s 5 Mètres 80 and Adiano Valerio’s 37°4S earned short film special mentions.
The Audition by Niney won the COLCOA 2014 Audience Short Film Award.
The week-long festival set a record attendance of nearly 20,000 at the Directors Guild Of America in Hollywood. Thirty-four features and documentaries and 20 shorts competed for the 2014 COLCOA Awards.
Vandal photo credit: Les Films du Bélier 2013
Turning Tide photo credit: Thomas Brémond / Gaumont - Les Films du Cap