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Martinique International Film Festival Unveils Award Winners of the 10th Edition

The Martinique International Film Festival once again asserted its significance, drawing a record-breaking global audience via streaming. Festival curator Kris De Meester expressed, "This has inspired us to introduce a cash award for the film with the highest global views." Reflecting on the selection process, he added, "I was delighted to witness an abundance of outstanding entries this year, resulting in a final selection we can truly take pride in. Alongside numerous premiering films, we showcased many award-winning films, some of which made their streaming debut at our festival. Embracing a digital approach enabled us to include a larger selection of films than ever before. I am hopeful that this strategy will facilitate the discovery of even more emerging voices for our next edition."

The Martinique International Film Festival is excited to share with you today the winners of the 2024 edition. Out of 74 cinematic gems from around the globe, the jury panel awarded the following films:

Best Film Audience Award (cash award)

Sleeping Close (Italy) by Giulio Pereno

Best Narrative Feature Film

Sleeping Close (Italy) by Giulio Pereno

Best Documentary Feature Film

Chaylla (France) by Clara Teper, Paul Pirritano

Best Narrative Short Film

Sèt Lam (France) by Vincent Fontano

Best Documentary Short Film

My Dear, (Portugal) by Aragon Yao

Best Experimental Film

Time Capsule (United States) by Lauren Loesberg

Best Animated Film

Nature Attack (France) by Erik Semashkin

Best Music Video

They are watching you (France) by Quentin Bernard

Congratulations to all!


The Martinique International Film Festival is an online streaming film festival meant to showcase innovative world cinema from around the world by up-and-coming artists. The festival hopes to be the voice and representation for films with a unique voice and message, regardless of how low the budget might be.

Aiming to inspire, motivate and award new talent.

Founded as a quarterly online film festival in 2015, the Martinique International Film Festival ran for 8 editions before taking a break in 2018. In 2022 the festival was acquired by Tarkovski Ltd, a global player in the film festival world. New aims were set and a new approach was developed, transforming the Martinique International Film Festival into an online streaming platform, up to speed with present viewing behaviour in an increasingly digital world.


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