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13th TDF: Awards (3/20/2011)

THE THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century
(March 11 - 20, 2011)

AWARDS



AUDIENCE AWARDS


The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to:


TEARS OF GAZA (GAZAZ TARER) by Vikebe Lokkeberg, Norway, 2010


The Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection goes to:


THE OTHER TOWN (OTEKI KASABA) by Nefin Dinc, Turkey, 2010


The Audience Award for a Greek film over 45’ goes to:


ALMA BONITA (TO MORO MOU FTANEI) by Vivi Zografou and Alexis Ponse, Greece, 2011


The Audience Award for a Greek film under 45’ goes to:


SATSANG, SITTING BY THE TRUTH (SATSANG SYNDROFIA ME TIN ALITHIA) by Marianna Astraka and Yiorgos Fotiadis, Greece, 2011



FIPRESCI AWARDS

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

Paulo Portugal, Portugal, President
Artsvi Bakhchinyan, Armenia
Gabriele Barrera, Italy
Steffen Moestrup, Denmark and
Dimosthenis Xifilinos, Greece


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


ONLY THE WORDS CONTINUE (MONO OI LEXEIS SINEHIZOUN) by Kalliope Legaki, Greece, 2011


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


PARADISE HOTEL (HOTEL RAI) by Sophia Tzavella, Bulgaria, 2010


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD

The Amnesty International Jury consisting of:

Sotiris Danezis (Journalist)
and the representatives of the Greek Section of Amnesty International
Maro Savvopoulou
Irini Tsolaki
Marianna Leontaridou
Costas Panayotakis

Awards the best film dealing with human rights issues to:

EVERLASTING SORROW, LIFE AFTER THE DEATH PENALTY (UNE PEINE INFINIE, HISTOIRE D'UN CONDAMNE A MORT) by David Andre, France, 2010


WWF AWARD

The WWF Jury consisting of:

Maria Livanou (Communications manager for the WWF Sea program)
Iason Candas (Communications consultant for WWF Greece)
Yorgos Vellidis (Head of Communications, WWF Greece)

Awards the best film in the HABITAT section to:

CLOSE TO HEAVEN (DEM HIMMEL GANZ NAH) by Titus Faschina, Germany/Romania, 2010


ERT3 (Greek Public Television) BROADCASTING AWARD

The Jury consisting of ET3 film directors and consultants:

Elias Koutsoukos
Stergios Mittas
Yiorgos Toulas


Award the best film in the HABITAT section to:

A FUTURE WITHOUT OIL (UNE IDEE SIMPLE ET REVOLUTIONNAIRE) by Laetitia Moreau, France, 2010

The award is equivalent to the sum of Euros 3.000 and includes one broadcast of the winning film on ERT3.

Special mention goes to the films:


PARADISE HOTEL (HOTEL RAI) by Sophia Tzavella, Bulgaria, 2010


CLOSE TO HEAVEN (DEM HIMMEL GANZ NAH) by Titus Faschina, Germany/Romania, 2010

PELICAN’S WATCH (I VARDIA TOU PELEKANOU) by Lea Binzer, Greece, 2011

ERT (Greek Public Television) DOC ON AIR AWARD
The Doc on Air Award is given to the best Pitching Forum 2011 project. The award is equivalent to the sum of Euros 7.000.

The winning project is:

THE RETURN
, Produced by: Anita Rehoff Larsen, Sant & Usant Documentary Film, Norway, Directed by: Tone Andersen


EDN AWARD 2011

The EDN Award is presented annually during Docs in Thessaloniki to an institution, group or private person for outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture.
The EDN Award 2011 goes to Dimitri Eipides, Director of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He receives the award for his enthusiastic and energetic work with establishing and continuously developing the documentary film festival in Thessaloniki.


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