2008 year

Jury:
Liv Ullmann, Chairman, actress, director (Norway)
Michael Glawogger, writer, director (Austria)
Irina Rozanova, actress (Russia)
Derek Malcolm, film critic (GB)
Sebastián Alarcón, director (Chilie)
 


"Perspectives" Competition jury:
Janos Szasz, director (Hungary)
Anna Melikian, director, producer (Russia)
Stefan Kitanov, producer (Bulgary)
Main Prize "Golden George" for the best film:
Be hamin sadegi / As simple as that (dir.Reza Mir Karimi)
 


Special Jury Prize "Silver George":
Un coeur simple / The simple heart (dir. Marion Laine)
 


"Silver George" for the best direction:
Zift (dir. Javor Gardev)
 


"Silver George" for the best actor:
Richard Jenkins (The Visitor)
 


"Silver George" for the best actress:
Margherita Buy (Giorni e nuvole / Days and clouds)
 


"Silver George" for the best film of "Perspective" competition
Cumbia callera / Cumbia connection (dir. Rene U. Villareal)
 


Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to world film arts:
Takeshi Kitano
 


"I believe. K.Stanislavsky", a special prize for outstanding achievements in acting careers and the devotion to Stanislavsky's school
Isabelle Huppert
 


FIPRESCI prize for the best film in-competition:
Odnazhdi v provincii / Once upon a time in the provinces (dir.: Katya Shagalova)
 


Russian Critics Jury's prize for best film in-competition:
Be hamin sadegi / As simple as that (dir.: Reza Mir Karimi)
 


Russian critics Jury's prize for the best film of «Perspectives» competition:
One shot (dir. Linda Wendel)
 


Competition program of the 30 MIFF:
Absurdistan (dir. Veit Helmer)
Duiande zhangzheng / The war of the shore (dir.: Li Xin)
Zift (dir.: Javor Gardev)
Sof Shavua B'Tel Aviv / For my father (dir.: Dror Zahavi)
Giorni e nuvole / Days and сlouds (dir.: Silvio Soldini)
Der Mond und andere Liebhaber / The Moon and other lovers (dir.: Bernd Bohlich)
Mao Tse-Tung / Mao Ce Dun (dir.: Besnik Bisha)
Veðramot /Quiet storm (dir.: Guðny Halldorsdottir)
Odnazhdi v provincii / Once upon a time in the provinces (dir.: Katya Shagalova)
The Visitor (dir.: Tom McCarthy)
Majdnem szuz / Virtually a virgin (dir.: Peter Bacso)
Amanecer de un sueno / Awaking from a dream (dir.: Freddy Mas Franqueza)
Un coeur simple / The simple heart (dir.: Marion Laine)
Be hamin sadegi / As simple as that (dir.: Reza Mir Karimi)
Rayskie ptici / Birds of paradise (dir.: Roman Balayan)
Sad / The Cherry orchard (dir. Sergei Ovcharov)