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10th TDF: AWARDS (3/16/2008)

10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival –
Images of the 21st Century
March 7-16, 2008

10th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL –
IMAGES OF THE 21ST CENTURY
AWARDS



THE HELLENIC RED CROSS AUDIENCE AWARDS

Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a film over 45’

i. A Greek production, accompanied by a cash prize of 4.000 € to the film Birds In The Mire by Alinda Dimitriou

ii. A Foreign production, accompanied by a cash prize of 4.000 € to the film As seen through these eyes, USA, by Hilary Helstein.

Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a film under 45’

i. A Greek production accompanied by a cash prize of 2.000 €, to the film The Archelon Bubble by Eleftherios Fylaktos

ii. A foreign production accompanied by a cash prize of 2.000 €, to the film City of cranes, UK, by Eva Weber.


THE FIPRESCI AWARDS

This year’s The FIRPESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Jury consisted of:

Michel Euvrard, President (Canada)

Caroline Buck (Germany)

Matti Rämö (Finland)

Alex Leo Serban (Romania)

Vassilis Kehagias (Greece)


The FIPRESCI Awards go to:

i. A Greek production, to the film The Lovers From Axos by Nicos Ligouris

ii. A foreign producion, to the film Be Like Others, Canada/USA/UK/Iran by Tanaz Eshagian


MINISTRY OF MACEDONIA - THRACE AWARD

The Ministry of Macedonia - Thrace Award, for a film in the Portraits – Human Journeys section goes to the film The Mirror and the Knife by Dimitris Vernikos. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of 6,000 €.

GREEK FILM CENTER AWARDS

The Greek Film Center, gives the following awards:

- Award for a medium length documentary, accompanied by a cash prize of 2000 € goes to the film Etel Adnan Words in Exile, by Vouvoula Skoura.
- Award for a medium length documentary accompanied by a cash prize of 2000 € goes to the film Alex by Alexandros Papanikolaou and Emily Yiannoukou.
- Award to a feature length documentary accompanied by a cash prize of 3.000 € goes to the film Birds in the Mire by Alinda Dimitriou.
- Award to a feature length documentary accompanied by a cash prize of 3.000 € goes to the film The Third Takis, by Katerina Patroni.
- Award to a feature length documentary accompanied by a cash prize of 3.000 € goes to the film The Lovers of Axos by Nicos Ligouris.
- Award to a feature length documentary accompanied by a cash prize of 3.000 € goes to the film The Mirror and the Knife, by Dimitris Vernikos.




ERT3 (Greek Public Television) BROADCASTING AWARD

The Jury consisting of:

Nelli Zika – Tsemelegou – Greece (ERT 3 Administration Committee)
Yorgos Botsos – Greece (Director)
Phaedon Lazaridis – Greece (Head of Educational and Cultural Screenings Office)

The ERT3 Greek Public Television awards the best film in the Stories to Tell section to:
The lovers of Axos by Nikos Ligouris. The award includes one broadcast of the film on ERT3 which is equivalent to the sum of 3,000 €.

THE AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD

The Amnesty International Jury consisting of:

Stelios Kouloglou – Greece (Journalist)
Pavlos Nerantzis – Greece (Journalist)
Tassos Teloglou – Greece (Journalist)
Katerina Kalogera – Greece (Director, scriptwriter)
Nikolas Kominis - Greece (Photographer)
Irini Tsolaki – Greece (Member of the Board, Greek Section of Amnesty International)
and
Hans Thoolen – Greece (President of the Martin Ennals Awards for Human Rights Defenders)


Awards the best film in the Human Rights section to:

The Price of Sugar, USA by Bill Haney

THE WWF AWARD

The WWF Jury consisting of:

Konstantinos Liarikos – Greece (Head of Environmental Programs WWF Greece)
Yorgos Vellidis – Greece (Head of Communications, WWF Greece)
and
Kostas Livadas - Greece (Composer - lyricist)

Awards the best film in the Habitat section to:

About Water: People And Yellow Cans by Udo Maurer, Austria / Luxembourg, 2007




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