Honorary Golden Cyclo
(granted by Communauté d'agglomération of Vesoul)
President: Ms. Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, director (Iran). Committee: Ms. Byambasuren Davaa, director (Mongolia), Ms. Rusudan Chkonia, director (Georgia) and M. Vimukthi Jayasundara, director (Sri Lanka).
(sponsored by Conseil Régional de Bourgogne-Franche-Comté)
For depicting the courage of the people living in the mountains in a sensitive and authentical way by the filmmaker.
President: Ms. Gulbara Tolomushova, Kirgiz film specialist (Kirghizstan). Committee: Ms. Swarna Mallawarachchi, actress (Sri Lanka)
and M. Jakub Krolikowski, Five Flavour's Asian Film Festival (Poland).
Film Critics' Jury
President: Lucien Logette, Jeune Cinéma film critic. Committee: Yves Montmayeur, director and Laurent Gallard, senscritique.com film critic.
Emile Guimet Jury
President: M. Prasanna Vithanage, director (Sri Lanka). Committee: Ms. Shahana Goswani, actress (India),
and Ms. Wafa Ghermani, Taiwanese cinema specialist).
Emile Guimet Prize
(sponsored by the Friends of National Museum
of Asian Arts of Paris)
Baby Beside Me by Son Tae-gyum (South Korea)
For its intense depiction of a young man trying to get a grip on life, evolving from adolescence to adulthood. And the portrayal of a young mother whose absence brings out her multiple facets yet she remains mysteriously indefinable.
Emile Guimet Special Mention
Going the Distance by Harumoto Yujiro (Japan)
For its energy in expressing the struggle of two orphans trying to survive in the time of an economic recession and to fit into a society where having a family is more important than real care. A tribute to friendship that often is deeper than the institution of family.
President: Pascale Trimbach. Committee: Camille Andronik, Hassan Khan and Astrid Vassé.
sponsored by the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris
Emma (Mother) by Riri Riza (Indonesia)
For the strong-minded, sincerity and shining mother, the precision of the details, the music and the beauty of the image.