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16th TDF: Awards (3/23/2014)

The 16th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century
(March 14 - 23, 2014)
AWARDS
 
AUDIENCE AWARDS
 
- The Peter Wintonick Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to:
 
FOUR LETTERS APART – CHILDREN IN THE AGE OF ADHD by Erlend E. Mo, Denmark, 2013
 
- The Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection goes to:
 
BEACH BOY by Emil Langballe, UK 2013
 
- The Audience Award for a Greek film over 45’ goes to:
 
BECOMING AN ACTOR by Dimitris Koutsiabasakos, Greece, 2014
 
- The Audience Award for a Greek film under 45’ goes to:
 
SOCIAL CONSERVATORY - NOTES by Thekla Malamou and Alexandra Saliba, Greece, 2014
 
FIPRESCI AWARDS
 
The FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Jury consisting of:
Annika Gustafsson (Sweden), president
Fritz de Jong (The Netherlands)
Alexey Gusev (Russia)
Frédéric Ponsard (France)
Michael Pattison (UK)
 
Bestows the FIPRESCI award for a Greek film to:
 
KALAVRYTA – PEOPLE AND SHADOWS by Elias Yannakakis, Greece, 2014
 
Jury rationale: For investigating what is an ongoing historical trauma for the Greek people, and for documenting the importance of anti-fascist struggle both in the past and with regard to the present.
 
And the FIPRESCI award for an international film to:
 
ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD by Claus Drexel, France, 2013

Jury rationale: For involving the viewer in the unsteady milieu inhabited by Parisian 'clochards' in an enchanting and unexpected way. Director Claus Drexel and cinematographer Sylvain Leser demonstrate a full stylistic control, filming their characters from a distance and vantage point that makes these homeless people stand out as individuals with dignity and wisdom.
 
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD
 
The Amnesty International Jury consisting of:
 
The representatives of the Greek Section of Amnesty International:
Irini Tsolaki (Vice President)
Katerina Kalogera (Treasurer)
Maro Savvopoulou (Press officer)
Marianna Leondaridou (Member of Amnesty International – Film critic)
Effie Voutira (Anthropologist, Professor at the University of Macedonia)
Aris Hadjistefanou (Journalist, Director)
 
Awards the best film dealing with human rights issues to:
 
ÇAPULCU – VOICES FROM GEZI by Benedetta Argentieri, Claudio Casazza,
Carlo Prevosti, Duccio Servi, Stefano Zoja, Italy-Turkey, 2013
 
WWF AWARD
 
The WWF Jury consisting of:
 
Yorgos Vellidis (Marketing Director, WWF Greece)
Iason Kantas (Press officer for WWF Greece)
Alexandros Kandarakis (Program Coordinator direct dialogue, Marketing Department WWF Greece)
 
Awards the best film in the HABITAT section to:
 
WINTER by Cristina Picchi, Russia, 2013
 
 
DOCS IN PROGRESS AWARD

The Docs in Progress international jury, consisting of:
 
Anne Grolleron (Arte, France)
Claudia Neuhauser (ORF, Austria)
Evi Papamichail (RIK, Cyprus)
Awards the best documentary in the Docs in Progress session of the Doc Market to:

SAD PEOPLE FACTORY, Director: Michèle Dominici, Producers: Karina Si Ahmed, Jean-François Lepetit – Flach Film Production, France
The award is accompanied by a 15.000 euro award equivalent to services by the Authorwave Post Production house (Greece). 

EDN AWARD 2014
 
The EDN Award is presented annually during Docs in Thessaloniki to an institution, group or person for outstanding contribution to the development of documentary culture.
 
On the occasion of celebrating the 10th edition of The EDN Award, the 2014 honour is presented to Tue Steen Müller. He receives the award for a lifelong commitment to the documentary genre and for personally contributing to the outstanding development of the European documentary culture. 

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