Awards update: Ruin, Patrick, The Sapphires

Cambodian-set surreal love story Ruin has won another international festival award.

The film collected the prize for best concept and cinematography at the International 2morrow film festival in Moscow. Michael Cody, who co-directed the film with Amiel Courtin-Wilson, was on hand to accept the award.

Ruin won the special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. It’s screening this week in Chile’s Festival Internacional de Cine Valdivia and in November will participate in Ireland's Cork International Film Festival. Courtin-Wilson tells IF the film will be released in Australia by Madman Entertainment after it plays at Oz festivals next year.

Mark Hartley’s Patrick is competing at the Sitges horror/thriller festival in Spain alongside films such as Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives and Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno.

Charles Dance, who plays a renegade neurologist who treats the comatose title character in Patrick, and composer Pino Donaggio have won he festival’s Time Machine Awards. Other recipients are directors Renny Harlin, Alex Van Warmerdam and Takashi Miike.

Umbrella launches Patrick, which co-stars Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson and Damon Gameau, on October 17.

The Sapphires producers Rosemary Blight and Kylie du Fresne have been nominated in the film produced by a woman category of the US-based WIN Awards, which honour outstanding individuals in politics, business, music and the media who promote gender parity through their creativity and leadership.

The other nominees are Laura Ziskin and Pamela Oas Williams for The Butler, Catherine Winder for Escape from Planet Earth, Brit Marling for The East, and Tracey Seaward and Gabrielle Tana for Philomena. The awards will be announced on December 11.