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Outstanding Directors Award 2024

On February 12, SBIFF presented legendary filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Justine Triet with the Outstanding Directors Award, which recognizes remarkable achievements in directing. The Forge had the privilege of interviewing various attendees who gave us insight into their films, which ranged from a troubling love story to a documentary on the 2011 Stanley Cup riots. The panel, moderated by Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter, involved a one-on-one conversation with each honoree, followed by the presentation of the award. Feinberg began with Triet, who had a recent breakthrough following the success of her film Anatomy of a Fall (Anatomie d’une chute), an intense courtroom drama about a writer who is accused of murdering her husband. Triet discussed her collaborations with Sandra Hüller and Arthur Harari, as well as her recent win of the Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival. Tenured director Martin Scorsese was interviewed next about his film, Killers of the Flower Moon, which marks his first dive into the Western genre and details the grueling Osage murders of the 1920s. Scorsese spoke on his iconic career, including past work with stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, and stories from his time with the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. “I feel lucky to have been alive at a time when Martin Scorsese has been making films,” said Roger Durling, director of SBIFF, as he presented the award to the renowned director.

Martin Scorsese interviewed by Scott Feinberg [Image Credit Yharai Casas]


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