Tuesday, November 27, 2007

48th International Thessaloniki Film Festival Award Winners

The festival was held from November 16 to 25th in Athens, Greece and here are the winners.

Golden Alexander for Best Feature Film: Hongse Kanbaiyin (The Red Awn), Shangjun Cai, China
Silver Alexander Special Jury Award: PVC-1, Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Colombia, Greece and USA
Best Director: Veiko Ounpuu for Sügisball (Autumn Ball), Estonia
Best Screeplay: Thanos Anastopoulos and Vassilis Raissis for Diorhosi (Correction), Thanos Anastopoulos, Greece
Best Actress: Anna Lalasidou for Elli Makra-42277 Wuppertal, Athanasios Karanikolas, Germany
Best Actor: Alberto Sornoza for PVC-1, Spiros Strathoulopoulos, Colombia, Greece and USA
Artistic Achievement Award: Jonas Cuaron for Año Uña (The Year of the Nail), Mexico

International Competition: PVC-1, Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Colombia, Greece and USA
Greek Films: I Epistrofi (The Homecoming), Vassilis Douvlis, Greece

Human Value Award: Sztuczki (Tricks), Andrzej Jakimowski, Poland

Fisher Public Choice Awards
International Competition: PVC-1, Spiros Stahoulopoulos, Colombia, Greece and USA
Greek Films: El Greco, Iannis Smaragdis, Greece
Balkan Survey Section: Beynelmilel (The International), Sirri Sureyya Onder and Muharrem Gulmez, Turkey
Greek Films DigitalWave Section: Yagonan: The Dark Days of Doom, Yagos Raftopoulos, Greece

ETEKT Award: El Greco, Iannis Smaragdis, Greece
Greek Film Critics Association – PEKK Award: Metamorfosi (Metamorphosis), Costas Sfikas, Greece
Everyday Life: Transcendence or Reconciliation Award:
Elli Makra-43277 Wuppertal, Athanasios Karanikolas, Germany
Woman & Equality Award: Buda Az Sharm Foru Rikht (Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame), Hana Makhmalbaf, Iran and France
Crossroads Award: The Policeman, Navad Lapid, Israel

State Cinema Awards
First Prize for fiction film: El Greco, Iannis Smaragdis
Second Prize for fiction film: Uranya, Costas Kapakas
Third Prize for fiction film: Diorthosi (Correction), Thanos Anastopoulos

I really like Greek cinema, but it is so hard to find the good movies; I’m sure that here there are many that will be delightful to see. I'm very curious about PVC-1 since it was screened at the 2007 Cannes Directors' Fortnight, this is the one with the one continuous take...

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