The awards of the 57th Thessaloniki Film Festival

cinepivates November 14, 2016 0

The 57th Thessaloniki Film Festival -the first one with Elise Jalladeau as general director and Orestis Andreadakis as director- came to an end on Sunday with the awards ceremony and the projection of the closing film, La Danseuse. Soko was there, as were greek and foreign directors, producers and journalists.

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The big prize of the festival -the Golden Alexander – Theo Angelopoulos award- went to the hungarian film “Kills on Wheels”, a brilliant story about children on wheels that are bound on wheelchair and join an assassin gang.

Orestis Andreadakis and Elise Jalladeau talked together about how cinema brings together people in a time of fear and intolerence.

One of the best moments in the awards ceremony was the video message by greek-iranian actor Vasilis Koukalani, who dedicated his award to the people of Syria and called for open borders, saying that the Geneva Convenrion is violated.

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The Awards

The International Jury of the 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of Amir Naderi, Director, Iran – Jury President/ Sofian El Fani, Director of photography, Tunisia/ Frédérique Moreau, Screenwriter, France/ Peter Scarlet, Consultant, producer, film curator, USA/ Eva Stefani, Director, professor, Greece bestowed the following awards:

 Best Full-length Feature Film Award – Golden Alexander “Theo Angelopoulos”

TISZTA SZIVVEL (KILLS ON WHEELS)
By
ATTILA TILL, Producer Judit Stalter, Screenwriter Attila Till, Hungary, 2016

Special Jury Award – Silver Alexander

HJARTASTEINN (HEARTSTONE)
By
GUÐMUNDUR ARNAR GUÐMUNDSSON, Producers Anton Máni Svansson, Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Screenwriter Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Iceland – Denmark, 2016

Special Jury Award for Best Director – Bronze Alexander

TANEOMAKUHITO (THE SOWER)
By
YOSUKE TAKEUCHI, Producer Yosuke Takeuchi, Screenwriter Yosuke Takeuchi, Japan, 2016

Best Actor Award

ZOLTAN FENYVESI, SZABOLCS THUROCZY and ADAM FEKETE
For
TISZTA SZIVVEL (KILLS ON WHEELS), Director & screenwriter Attila Till, Producer Judit Stalter, Hungary, 2016

Best Actress Award (ex aequo)

DIMITRA VLAGKOPOULOU
For
PARK, Director & screenwriter Sofia Exarchou, Producers Amanda Livanou, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Greece -Poland, 2016

And

SUZUNO TAKENAKA
For
TANEOMAKUHITO (THE SOWER), Director, screenwriter and producer Yosuke Takeuchi, Japan, 2016

Best Artistic Achievement Award

AFTERLOV
By
STERGIOS PASCHOS, Producer Phaedra Vokali, Screenwriter Stergios Paschos, Greece, 2016

Special Mention to the actor:

VASSILIS KOUKALANI
For
AMERIKA SQUARE, Director Yannis Sakaridis, Screenwriters Yannis Sakaridis, Yannis Tsirbas, Vagelis Mourikis, Producers Yannis Sakaridis, Nikos J. Frangos, George T. Lemos, Venia Vergou, Greece – United Kingdom – Germany, 2016

Special Mention to the actor:
HARIS FRAGOULIS
For
AFTERLOV, Director & screenwriter Stergios Paschos, Producer Phaedra Vokali, Greece, 2016

FIPRESCI AWARDS
The 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) jury comprised of:

Aleksander Huser, Norway – Jury President
Ahmet Gürata, Turkey
Ifigenia Kalantzi, Greece

For a film in the International Competition to:

LADY MACBETH
By
WILLIAM OLDROYD, Screenwriter Alice Birch, Producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, United Kingdom, 2016

For a film in the Greek Film Festival 2016 section (premiere) to:

AMERIKA SQUARE
By
YANNIS SAKARIDIS, Producers Yannis Sakaridis, Nikos J. Frangos, George T. Lemos, Venia Vergou, Screenwriters Yannis Sakaridis, Yannis Tsirbas, Vagelis Mourikis, Greece – United Kingdom – Germany, 2016

THE GREEK FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (PEKK) AWARD

90 YEARS PAOK – NOSTALGIA FOR THE FUTURE
By
NIKOS TRIANTAFYLLIDIS, Production PAOK F.C., Producers Marina Danezi, Dimitris Papandreou, Greece, 2016

HUMAN VALUES AWARD
The Hellenic Parliament TV Channel bestows its award to a film of the International Competition section:

SAMEBLOD (SAMI BLOOD)
By
AMANDA KERNELL, Producer Lars G. Lindström, Scriptwriter Amanda Kernell, Sweden-Denmark-Norway, 2016

ERT S.A. AWARD
ERT S.A. bestows its award (3.000 euros) to a film of the Greek Film Festival 2016 section (“First Run”) to:

PARK
By
SOFIA EXARCHOU, Producers Amanda Livanou, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Screenwriter Sofia Exarchou, Greece -Poland, 2016

YOUTH JURY AWARDS
The Youth Jury, comprised by students of Universities of Thessaloniki, bestows its awards to two films in the Greek Film Festival 2016 section (premiere):

Best Feature Film Award:

THE OTHER ME
By
SOTIRIS TSAFOULIAS, Production Green Dragon, Screenwriter Sotiris Tsafoulias, Greece, 2016

Special Youth Jury Award:

AMERIKA SQUARE
By
YANNIS SAKARIDIS, Producers Yannis Sakaridis, Nikos J. Frangos, George T. Lemos, Venia Vergou, Screenwriters Yannis Sakaridis, Yannis Tsirbas, Vagelis Mourikis, Greece – United Kingdom – Germany, 2016

FISCHER AUDIENCE AWARDS

For a film in the International Competition section to:

A MON AGE JE ME CACHE ENCORE POUR FUMER (I STILL HIDE TO SMOKE)
By
RAYHANA, Producers Michèle Ray-Gavras, Fenia Kossovitsa, Salem Brahimi, Screenwriter Rayhana, France – Greece – Algeria, 2016

For a film in the Greek Film Festival 2016 section – Michael Cacoyannis Award to:

THE OTHER ME
By
SOTIRIS TSAFOULIAS, Production Green Dragon, Screenwriter Sotiris Tsafoulias, Greece, 2016

For a film in the Balkan Survey section to:

RAUF
By
BARIS KAYA & SONER CANER, Producers Selman Kızılaslan, Uğur Kızılaslan, Burak Ozan, Screenwriter Soner Caner, Turkey, 2016

For a film in the Open Horizons section to:

EL CIUDADANO ILUSTRE (THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN)
By
MARIANO COHN & GASTON DUPRAT, Producer Fernando Sokolowicz, Screenwriter Andres Duprat, Argentina – Spain, 2016

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