On May 11 at the end of the evening the winners of the 2013 Breakthroughs Film Festival were announced.

The Jury Prize was awarded to Le Futur Proche, directed by Sophie Goyette.

For it’s stunning beauty and layered storytelling the jury has selected LE FUTUR PROCHE as the winner of the Breakthrough Film Festival. Sophie Goyette has masterfully directed a film which delves into the heart of strained familial relationships and the way one ordinary pilot deals with his grief.

An honourable mention was awarded to Acqua, directed by Raha Shirazi.

The jury would like to award an Honourable Mention to “Acqua” by Raha Shirazi. With its meditative pacing and stunning visuals, “Acqua” carries the viewer on hypnotic journey through a compassionate and honest narrative.

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to our audience. See you in 2014!