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Monday, December 13, 2010

51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival Awards Winners


For weeks tried to load the fest official site and was simply put, impossible. The fest started and still unable to load fest site; the first day when finally the site loaded was when the fest was over and wasn’t until that moment that I was able to read the films that the fest screened. Some films are quite interesting but here are the award winners.

Golden Alexander -Best Feature Film: Periferic (Outbound), Bogdan George Apetri, Romania and Austria, 2010
Based on an idea by Ioana Uricaru & Cristian Mungiu

Silver Alexander – Special Jury Award: Attenberg, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece, 2010
Bronze Alexander – Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation: Jean Gentil, Laura Amelia Guzman and Israel Cardenas, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Germany, 2010

Best Director: Marian Crisan for Morgen, Romania, France and Hungary, 2010
Best Actress: Anna Ularu in Periferic (Outbound), Bogdan George Apetri, Romania and Austria, 2010
Best Actor (tie): Andras Hathazi and Yilmaz Yalcin in Morgen, Marian Crisan, Romania, France and Hungary

Best Screenplay: Marek Lechki for Erratum, Marek Lechki, Poland, 2010
Artistic Achievement Award: Zefir (Zephyr), Belma Bas, Turkey, 2010

FIPRESCI Awards
International Competition: Morgen, Marian Crisan, Romania, France, and Hungary, 2010
Greek Films: Apnia (Apnea), Ari Bafalouka, Greece, 2010

Human Values Award: Los Labios (The Lips), Ivan Fund and Santiago Loza, Argentina, 2010

To check all awards winners please go here or here.

This was a year for Romanian productions which is fantastic as you know how much I like Romanian cinema and think is about time that I deeply immerse into my second favorite cinema as there are many great films that haven’t seen yet.

Surely my IP was blocked from the fest official site as probably couldn’t handle traffic; but I hope that next year the site does not block me or I will be living somewhere else! (lol!)

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