61st TIFF: The awards

The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival was concluded with great success, receiving the audience’s love in every possible way. More than 80,000 viewers and movie industry professionals watched the films and attended the Festival’s online events, whereas a large number of films were sold out. Agora, the Festival’s development branch, also achieved a great attendance, offering support to Greek cinema through a series of new initiatives, actions, and awards.
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61st TIFF: Best Full-length Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander “Theo Angelopoulos”

IDENTIFYING FEATURES by Fernanda Valadez
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61st TIFF: Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander

DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis
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61st TIFF: Special Jury Award for Best Director - Bronze Alexander

Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid for SHORTA
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61st TIFF: Best Actress Award by the International Jury

Joanna Scanlan for her performance to the film AFTER LOVE by Aleem Khan
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61st TIFF: Best Actor Award by the International Jury

Aris Servetalis for his performance to the film APPLES by Christos Nikou
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61st TIFF: Best Artistic Achievement Award by the International Jury

NIGHT OF THE KINGS by Philippe LacÔte
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61st TIFF: Best Feature Film – Golden Alexander Meet the Neighbors award

200 METERS by Ameen Nayfeh
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61st TIFF: Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander Meet the Neighbors

SHOULD THE WIND DROP by Nora Martirosyan
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61st TIFF: Bronze Alexander for Best Director Meet the Neighbors

Ameen Nayfeh for 200 METERS
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61st TIFF: Special Jury Award Meet the Neighbors ex aequo

SPIRAL by CECÍLIA FELMÉRI
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61st TIFF: Special Jury Award Meet the Neighbors ex aequo

LUXOR by ZEINA DURRA
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61st TIFF: Mermaid Award

DAYS by Tsai Ming-Liang
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61st TIFF: FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Award for a film in the International Competition

SHORTA by Anders Ølhom and Frederik Louis Hviid
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61st TIFF: FIPRESCI Award for a film in the Greek Film Festival 2020 section (premiere)

TAILOR by Sonia Liza Kenterman
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61st TIFF: Hellenic Parliament Human Values Award

GHOSTS by Azra Deniz Okyay
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61st TIFF: ERT S.A award, for the Greek film that won the FIPRESCI Award

TAILOR by Sonia Liza Kenterman
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61st TIFF: Greek Film Centre Award, to a Greek debut film that premiered

Georgis Grigorakis for the film DIGGER
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61st TIFF: Best Location Award to a location manager (or director, in case there is no location manager in the film’s crew) to a Greek debut feature by a first-time director that premiered

Vassilis Dinopoulos for the film Kala Azar
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61st TIFF: “J.F. Costopoulos Foundation” Award, for a film in the Greek Film Festival section

DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis
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61st TIFF: WIFT GR Award is granted by the Greek Chapter of WIFT (Women in Film & Television) to a film from the Festival’s International Competition section or Meet the Neighbors section

GHOSTS by Azra Deniz Okyay
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61st TIFF: Youth Jury Award for the Best Feature Film

DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis
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61st TIFF: Special Youth Jury Award

TAILOR by Sonia Liza Kenterman
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61st TIFF: FISCHER Audience Award for a film in the International Competition section

DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis
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61st TIFF: FISCHER Award for a film in the Greek Film Festival 2020 section - “Michael Cacoyannis” Award

VASY’S ODYSSEY by Vasilis Papatheocharis
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61st TIFF: FISCHER Audience Award for a film in the Meet the Neighbors Competition / Balkan Survey section

DANIEL '16 by Dimitris Koutsiabasakos
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61st TIFF: FISCHER Audience Award for a film in the Open Horizons section

MY TENDER MATADOR by Rodrigo Sepúlveda
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Directors’ Corner: Friday November 13th

The fifth in a series of online meetings, open to public, hosting directors of both competition sections, International Competition and Meet the Neighbours, as well as the directors of the Greek films of the 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival program, was held on Friday November 13th, on the Festival’s You Tube Channel. The audience had the opportunity to meet the directors: Siamak Etemadi (Pari), Angeliki Antoniou (Green Sea), Christos Nikou (Apples), Vasilis Papatheocharis (Vasy’s...
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Directors’ Corner: Thursday November 12th

The fourth in a series of online meetings, open to public, hosting directors of both competition sections, International Competition and Meet the Neighbours, as well as directors of the Greek films of the 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival, was held on Thursday November 12th, at 17:00, on the Festival’s YouTube Channel. The audience had the opportunity to meet the directors: Janis Rafailidou (Kala Azar), Johan Karlsen (Death on the Streets), Elpiniki Voutsa- Rentzepopoulou (Who...
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Agora Talks: Online discussion about the current status of...

On Monday 9th November, within the framework of the Agora events of the 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival, an online discussion on the current status of co-productions in Europe, as formed after the pandemic outburst, was held. The EWA (European Women Audiovisual Network) hosted this meeting. Eight cinematography producers from seven different countries, as well as Susan Newman, representing Eurimages and the European Audiovisual Observatory, participated in the meeting. The...
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Agora Talks: Introduction in Film Marketing

Agora Talks are held online with the support of EKOME (National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication) in order to give to cinema professionals and to projects participating in Agora the necessary tools for a better understanding in questions of contemporary coproduction and film marketing from the very start. Christina Pelekani, specialist in marketing issues, introduced us in film marketing, presenting ways to achieve film promotion.

 
 

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