Attendance close to 33.000 audience members during 25th edition
Honorary Golden Rickshaw
(granted by Town of Vesoul and the Communauté d'agglomération de Vesoul)
to Mr. Eric Khoo(director, Singapore) pour his film career.
President: Mr. Eric Khoo, director (Singapore), commitee: Mr. Bae Chang-ho, director (Korea), Mr. Rashid Masharawi, director (Palestine), Mr. Darezhan Omirbaev, director (Kazakstan).
(granted by Conseil Régional de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)
Jinpa by Pema Tseden (Tibet-China)
for its unique cinematographic style and language.
President: Mr. Freddie Wong, director (Hong Kong), Commitee: Mrs. Dr. Sharofat Arabova, film reearcher (Tajikistan):
President: Mr. Fabien Baumann, film critic (France), Commitee: Mrs. Frédérique Schneider, journalist (France), Mr. Panagiotis Kotzathanasis, web film critic (Greece):
(granted by the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris)
President: Mrs. Yassamine Grupper, Commitee: Mr. Li Jinjia, Mrs. Amala Rock, Mr. Romaric Toussain
INALCO Grand Prize
Rona Azim's Mother by Jamshid Mahmoudi (Afghanistan)
for the accuracy of the story and the characters. The movie tells us an intimate story with universal resonance.
Best Fiction Feature (ex aequo)
(granted by town of Vesoul)
African Violet by Mona Zandi Haghigi (Iran)