21st THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL [1-10/3/2019]
Agora Doc Market Awards
The Agora Doc Market of the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival bestowed its awards for the Agora Docs in Progress Section, on Wednesday March 6th 2019, at Warehouse C, in a friendly and relaxed ambiance.
This year’s Docs in Progress Jury was comprised of Rada Sesic - Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Elisabeth Hagstedt - Histoire TV, France and Menios Karayiannis - Director, Greece.
The event was preceded by the TFF General Director Elise Jalladeau, who cordially thanked all filmmakers for the projects submitted, for their ideas, talks, concerns, recommendations and remarks. “To us, you are all winners. We expect all of you next year, as well, with your films completed”, stated Mrs Jalladeau. The TFF Artistic Director Orestis Andreadakis also attended the event.
The first award, offered by Two Thirty Five (2|35) post-production company, for post-production services was given to the film Four Seasons by Katerina Patroni – Greece (Production: Eleni Chandrinou, Maria Kontogianni, Steficon). The project is also granted free accreditation and accommodation in this year’s edition of Visions du Réel festival, based in Switzerland.
The second award, offered by MuSou music company, for music and sound services, was bestowed to the film Our Choices by Salah al Ashkar – Syria, France (Production: Etienne de Ricaud, Caractѐres Productions & Ariel Cypel, L’atelier des artistes en exil).
The Greek Film Centre, in support of the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and the Agora Doc Market, offered this year an award of 3,000 euro in cash to the film School 54 by Dimitra Kouzi – Greece (Kouzi Productions).
EDN Docs in Thessaloniki 2019 Awards
In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, the EDN Docs in Thessaloniki 2019, organized by the European Documentary Network (EDN) in collaboration with the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival and supported by the EU program Creative Europe ΜEDIA, concluded with the award ceremony that took place on Tuesday March 5th 2019 at Olympion theater’s “Room With A View”.
At his opening speech, EDN Film Consultant & Web Editor Ove Rishøj Jensen once again declared enthusiasm for the creative ideas of the 20 projects presented this year and noted that, if he could, he would give not two, but 20 awards. Since this cannot be done, two projects were finally selected for the following awards:
Doc on Air award went to the project Intimate Outsiders, directed by Roser Corella (production: Roser Corella, Ana Catalá, Moving Mountains Films, Germany). The award is accompanied by a €2,000 cash prize sponsored by ERT as part of the effort to boost documentary production.
The new MIK Doc Lab award by Mediterranean Film Institute (ΜΙΚ) went to the project Phoenix, directed and produced by Daire Collins (Ireland, United Kingdom, Romania, Spain, Germany). The particular award is the fruit of a new partnership between TDF and MIK, in the context of which the winner is awarded a stipend of 1,200 euros and a stay at Nisyros and Rhodes islands, where MIK work is taking place, for 2019.
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