Love (Amour) directed by Michael Haneke won the Best Feature Film award at the 33rd edition of the Durban International Film Festival that announced its award-winners on July 28, 2012.
The Best First Feature Film prize went to Julia Leigh for Sleeping Beauty (Australia).
The Best South African Feature Film was awarded to Adventures in Zambezia (South Africa), directed by Wayne Thornley.
The Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award went to Malika Zouhali-Worral and Katherine Fairfax Wright’s film Call Me Kuchu which focuses on attacks on gays in Uganda.
The full list of awards is:
Best Film: Love (Amour) (France, Austria, Germany), directed by Michael Haneke
Best South African Feature Film: Adventures in Zambezia (South Africa), directed by Wayne Thornley
Best First Feature Film: Sleeping Beauty (Australia), directed by Julia Leigh
Best Director: Benh Zeitlin for Beasts Of The Southern Wild (USA)
Best Actress: Deanie Ip in A Simple Life (Tao Jie) (Hong Kong SAR China)
Best Actor: Joseph Wairimu in Nairobi Half Life (Kenya, Germany)
Best Cinematography: Gökhan Tiryaki for Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da) (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey)
Best Screenplay: Ercan Kesal, Ercan Ceylan and Nuri Bilge Ceylan for Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da) (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey)
Special Jury Mention Feature Film: Goodbye (Be Omid E Didar) (Iran), directed by Mohammad Rasoulof
Best Documentary: 5 Broken Cameras (Palestinian Territories, France, Israel, The Netherlands), directed by Guy Davidi
Best South African Documentary: The African Cypher (South Africa), directed by Bryan Little
Documentary Special Jury Mention: Calvet (Costa Rica, France, Nicaragua, United Kingdom, United States), directed by Dominic Allan
Best Short Film: The Bird Spider (La Migala) (Spain), directed by Jaime Dezcallar
Best South African Short Film: Doppelganger (South Africa), directed by Joshua Rous
Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award: Call Me Kuchu (USA), directed by Malika Zouhali-Worral and Katherine Fairfax Wright
DIFF Wavescape Audience Choice Award: The Art of Flight (USA), directed by Curt Morgan
DIFF Documentary Audience Choice Award: Searching for Sugarman (Sweden, United Kingdom), directed by Malik Bendjellou
DIFF Feature Film Audience Choice Award: The Lady (France, United Kingdom), directed by Luc Besson