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A great year for the international competition, which presented, among others, Octobre, the second short film of Abderrahmane Sissako (Grand Prix Best Short film), Travolta et moi by Patricia Mazuy (Grand Prix Best Feature film and Gérard Frot-Coutaz Award), Nulle part, the first mid lenght film of Laetitia Masson.
But also, Double Blind by the French visual and conceptual artist Sophie Calle ; Boatman, the first film of the Italian documentarist Gianfranco Rosi or moreover Bernard ou les apparitions, the second short film by Arnaud Larrieu, directed without his brother.
The international competition also presented this year the films of: Jean-Pierre Améris (Le bateau de mariage), Hervé Le Roux (Grand bonheur), Dominik Moll (Intimité), Tshiyuki Mizutani (Le Secret de la famille) and Caroline Champetier (Le Sommeil d'Adrien).
Beau temps mais orageux en fin de journée, Gérard Frot-Coutaz's last film, is presented for the closing night of the festival and on this occasion, the Gérard Frot-Coutaz Award is created and will be given by the familly of the filmmaker for 10 years.
The festival pays a tribute to Jean Cocteau : an exhibition at the Museum of Belfort is organized and the 6 films of the poet filmmaker are shown at Entrevues.
You can read or download all the catalogues of the festival since 1986, here.
Many first films by young directors who are now renowned for their work were originally selected by Entrevues Belfort. Amongst the discovered directors were: Pedro Costa, Alain Guiraudie, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Jafar Panahi, Miguel Gomes, Rabah Ameur-Zaimèche, Leos Carax, Josh and Benny Safdie, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Radu Jude, Yousry Nasrallah, José Luis Guerin, Nicolas Pereda, Sergei Loznitsa, Kelly Reichardt, Raya Martin, Abdellatif Kechiche, Yorgos Lanthimos, Laurent Cantet, Serge Bozon, Claire Simon, Lars von Trier, Laurent Achard, Brillante Mendoza, David Gordon Green, Albert Serra, Darren Aronofsky, Gianfranco Rosi, Abderrahmane Sissako, Patric Chiha, Corneliu Porumboiu, Arnaud des Pallières or Tariq Teguia...