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Martinique International Film Festival
2023 Edition

Martinique International Film Festival Unveils Award Winners Of Comeback Edition


After a five-year hiatus, the Martinique International Film Festival made its comeback during these past few weeks. "The rebooted Martinique International Film Festival went completely digital this year. It proved to be the best approach for a festival such as ours. No fancy parties or red carpet, just good cinema.", the festival curator Kris De Meester explains, "This allowed us to reach a global audience with our selected films and still keep the carbon footprint to the absolute minimum". About the selection he continued "I was honoured to see so many good entries this year, making the final selection something to be proud of. Because of the digital approach we were also able to select more films than usual. I hope this approach will allow us to select even more new voices for the next edition."


The Martinique International Film Festival is excited to share with you today the winners of the 2023 edition. Out of 50 cinematic gems from around the globe, the jury panel awarded the following films:


Best Narrative Feature Film

Altar (Cuba) by Pablo Villalobos


Best Documentary Feature Film

Dying For Gold (South Africa) by Catherine Meyburgh, Richard Pakleppa


Best Narrative Short Film

Trois machettes (France) by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi


Best Documentary Short Film

Gare aux Coquins (France) by Jean Costa


Best Experimental Film

Water Lily Split (France) by Grégoire Perrier


Best Animated Film

Opal (France) by Alan Bidard


Meilleur Film Francophone

Grounds of Hope (France) by Lionel Bernardin


Best Latino Film

The Land Beneath Our Feet (Brazil) by Fáuston da Silva


Best Music Video

Chicago (Portugal) by João Pombeiro


Congratulations to all!



A Feast That Never Comes [8m] (USA) by Maria Juranic

Ahmad (Iran) by Azam Moradi

Altar (Cuba) by Pablo Villalobos

Amellus (UK) by Patrick Chadwick

Apnoia (Canada) by Vanessa Payri

Because We Come From Afar (France) by Cédrick-Isham Calvados

Beloved (Iran) by Yaser Talebi

Below 10 (Iran) by Hossein Fallah Abadi

Blue Love (France) by Sylvain Bes

Chicago (Portugal) by João Pombeiro

Curiosa (UK) by Tessa Moult-Milewska

Demi-Gods (Germany) by Martin Gerigk

Dying For Gold (South Africa) by Catherine Meyburgh, Richard Pakleppa

Experience The World - The Train (USA) by Duro Howard Jr.

Eyes Open - З Відкритими Очима (Ukraine) by Vyacheslav (Slavik) Bihun

Gare Aux Coquins (France) by Jean Costa

Grounds Of Hope (France) by Lionel Bernardin

Holestepper (Peru) by Sergio Fernández Muñoz

I Me (Israel) by

I Won’t Remain Alone (Iran) by Yaser Talebi

Jewels (Mexico) by Jorge Luis Fortanell

Liberation Drills (Puerto Rico) by Juan C. Dávila Santiago

Living On The Threshold (France) by Vincent Bruno, Marine Chesnais

Lux Tenebrae (Spain) by Andres Toro

Méduse Lune (Belgium) by Léone Pierre Estingoy

Misplaced Analogy (Iran) by Kasra Yazdani

My Mother, Mary (USA) by Kayko Donald

Mystery Of Art (Argentina) by Mateo Padula

Nine Letters (USA) by Cristina Müller

Obituary (Iran) by Moein Zarrabi

Opal (France) by Alan Bidard

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Rebirth (Sweden) by Nils Agdler

Recluse (Iran) by Matin Seymari

Retardation (Sweden) by Nils Agdler

Ruined Arbor (Mohsen Namjoo) (Iran) by Kasra Yazdani, Golrokh Hemmati

Sainte Baume (France) by Laetitia Spigarelli

Silver (Iran) by Hamid Saberi

Smell Of Pain-T (Italy) by Damiano Rossi

Tabanca (Canada) by Lauren Marsden

The Fleeting Noise Of Time (Ukraine) by Valerie Kain

The Land Beneath Our Feet (Brazil) by Fáuston Da Silva

The Single Horn (Iran) by Mohamad Kamal Alavi

The Storyless Land (Iran) by Mitra Roohimanesh

The Sun Rises In The East (USA) by Tayo Giwa

To The Blue (Iran) by Moslem Agha Kochakzadeh

Trois Machettes (France) by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi

Water Lily Split (France) by Gregoire Perrier

Yo-Yo (Croatia) by Lucija Bužančić

Zamharir (Iran) by Reza Fathi

Zeen? (Canada) by Calyx Passailaigue


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