The jury of the first European Casting Director Award, in partnership with the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN), decided to give the Award to Antoinette Boulat & Elsa Pharaon (France) for STANDING TALL (LA TÊTE HAUTE) by Emmanuelle Bercot.
The members of the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN) have nominated 21 international casting directors with their respective films. Among the nominees, seven have been selected for the European Casting Director Award. The Jury composed of Swiss director Ursula Meier, German producer Peter Rommel (Rommel Film e.K.) and French actress Clotilde Courau awarded Antoinette Boulat & Elsa Pharaon for STANDING TALL (LA TÊTE HAUTE) by Emmanuelle Bercot.
Clotilde Courau: “The right casting is 50 percent of a good film. Bravo to the Casting Directors of STANDING TALL (LA TÊTE HAUTE) who have found the incredible young boy Rod Paradot”.
The seven nominated Casting Directors:
Simone Bär (Denmark) for LAND OF MINE by Martin Pieter Zandvliet, 2015, Denmark/Germany
Antoinette Boulat and Elsa Pharaon (France) for STANDING TALL (LA TÊTE HAUTE) by Emmanuelle Bercot, 2015, France
An Dorthe Braker (Germany) for LABYRINTH OF LIES by Giulio Ricciarelli, 2015, Germany
Amy Rowan (Ireland) for MY NAME IS EMILY by Simon Fitzmaurice, 2015, Ireland/Sweden/Norway
Yngvill Kolset Haga (Norway) for ONE NIGHT IN OSLO by Eirik Svensson, 2014, Norway
Magdalena Szwarcbart (Poland) for THE MIGHTY ANGEL by Wojciech Smarzowski, 2014, Poland
Pauline Hansson (Sweden) for DRIFTERS, by Peter Grönlund, 2015, Sweden