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12 TDF: THE AWARDS (3/20/2010)

THE THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

The 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century
(March 12 - 21, 2010)

AWARDS


ERT (Greek Public Television) DOC ON AIR AWARD
The Doc on Air Award is given to the best Pitching Forum 2010 project, by tutors who have participated in the 2010 Pitching Forum – Docs In Thessaloniki, running in collaboration with the European Documentary Network. The award is equivalent to the sum of Euros 7.000.

The Jury consisting of:

Carmen Cobos, Producer, The Netherlands
Fredrik Gertten, Producer/filmmaker, Sweden
Gitte Hansen, Distributor, Switzerland
Jesper Osmund, Film Editor, Denmark
Christian Popp, Producer, Germany
Kees Ryninks, prod/dir/media consultant, The Netherlands
Audrius Stonys, Filmmaker, Lithuania
Peter Wintonick, Producer/Ambassador for Documentary, Canada
Irini Gavala, Director of the co-production department of ERT Greek National Television, Greece


Awards the project:

Life in a City Full of Errors, Produced by: Loukas Valentis, White Room Team, Greece, Directed by: Myrto Papadogeorgou




AUDIENCE AWARDS
Sponsored by the Hellenic Red Cross


The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection, accompanied by Euros 4,000, goes to:

EYES WIDE OPEN - EXPLORING TODAY'S SOUTH AMERICA by Gonzalo Arijon, Uruguay, 2009

The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection, accompanied by Euros 2,000 goes to:

ODYSSEAS by Vahagn Karapetyan, Armenia / Greece, 2010

The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a Greek film over 45’, accompanied by Euros 10,000 in an effort to reinforce Greek filmmakers and upgrade the documentary film genre in Greece, goes to:

GAZA WE ARE COMING (GAZA ERHOMASTE) by Yorgos Avgeropoulos and Ioannis Karypidis, Greece, 2009

The Hellenic Red Cross Audience Award for a Greek film under 45’, accompanied by Euros 5,000 in an effort to reinforce Greek filmmakers and upgrade the documentary film genre in Greece, goes to:

ACTIVE MEMBER (ENERGO MELOS) by Lefteris Fylaktos, Greece, 2009


FIPRESCI AWARDS

The FIRPESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Jury consisting of:

Pamela Bienzobas, Chile, President

Anne Brunswic, France

Seray Genc, Turkey and

Venia Vergou, Greece



Bestows the FIPRESCI award for a film in the Greek selection to:


WANDERING SOUL (TAXIDIARA PSIHI) by Angeliki Aristomenopoulou, Greece, 2009


And the FIPRESCI award for a film in the International selection to:


TO SHOOT AN ELEPHANT by Alberto Arce and Mohammad Rujailah, Spain, 2009


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD

The Amnesty International Jury consisting of:

Sotiris Danezis – Greece (Journalist)
Pavlos Nerantzis – Greece (Journalist)

And the representatives of Amnesty International Maro Savopoulou, Irini Tsolaki and Marianna Leontaridou


Awards the best film dealing with human rights issues to:

PETITION by Zhao Liang, France / China, 2009


WWF AWARD

The WWF Jury consisting of:

Thanassis Kaprulias (Artist)
Iason Candas (Communications consultant for WWF Greece)
Yorgos Vellidis (Head of Communications,WWF Greece)

Awards the best film dealing with environmental issues to:

THE LAST DAYS OF SHISHMAREF by Jan Louter, Netherlands, 2009


ERT3 (Greek Public Television) BROADCASTING AWARD

The Jury consisting of:

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

And the ERT3 Greek Public Television channel award the best film in the Planet in Peril section to:



THE MERMAID'S TEARS: OCEANS OF PLASTIC by Sandrine Feydel, France, 2009

The award consists of one broadcast of the winning film on ERT3, equivalent to the sum of Euros 3.000.

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