60th TIFF: The Awards

60th TIFF: THE AWARDS

 

The International Jury of the 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:

 

Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, film director, Lithuania

 

Jacqui Davies, producer, UK

 

Ariane Labed, actress, France

 

Angeliki Papoulia, actress, Greece

 

Wieland Speck, filmmaker – author - curator, Germany

 

 

Bestows:

 

THE AWARDS

 

Best Full-length Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander “Theo Angelopoulos” (15,000 euro)

 

FIRE WILL COME

 

By

 

OLIVER LAXE, Spain - France - Luxemburg

 

 

Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander (8,000 euro)

 

THE FEVER

 

By

 

MAYA DA-RIN, Brazil - France - Germany

 

 

 

 

Special Jury Award for Best Director - Bronze Alexander

 

MELINA LEON

 

For

 

SONG WITHOUT A NAME, Peru - Spain - USA

 

 

Best Actress Award

 

GRETA FERNANDEZ

 

For

 

A THIEF’S DAUGHTER by Belén Funes, Spain

 

 

Best Actor Award

 

AMADOR ARIAS

 

For

 

FIRE WILL COME by Oliver Laxe, Spain - France - Luxemburg

 

 

 

MEET THE NEIGHBORS COMPETITION SECTION

 

The jury of the Meet the Neighbors new competition section, comprised of Tarik Aktaş, director, Pamela Biénzobas, film consultant and critic and Maria Kriara, visual artist, bestows the Golden Alexander award – Meet the Neighbors (5,000 euro) to:

 

TLAMESS

 

By

 

ALA EDDINE SLIM, Tunisia - France

 

 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL REALITY FILMS COMPETITION SECTION

 

The jury of the VR Films Competition section, comprised of Simon Johansen, film critic and documentary filmmaker, Babis Makridis, director and Irini Vianelli, director and animator bestows an award for Best Film (3,000 euro sponsored by the Greek Film Centre) to:

 

 

PASSENGER

 

By

 

ISOBEL KNOWLES, VAN SOWERWINE, Australia

 

 

Special Mention:

 

FAMILY PORTRAITS

 

By

 

MARIA MAVROPOULOU, Greece

 

 

 

FIPRESCI AWARDS

 

The 60th Thessaloniki International Film Festival FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) jury comprised of:

 

Kristin Aalen, Norway

 

Hauvick Habéchian, Lebanon

 

Dimitris Bampas, Greece

 

 

Bestows two awards:

 

 

For a film in the International Competition to:

 

BEWARE OF CHILDREN

 

By

 

DAG JOHAN HAUGERUD, Norway - Sweden

 

 

For a film in the Greek Film Festival 2019 section (premiere) to:

 

SIEGE ON LIPERTI STREET

 

By

 

STAVROS PAMBALLIS, Greece - Cyprus

 

 

 

THE GREEK FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (PEKK) AWARD

 

The Greek Film Critics Associaton (PEKK) bestows its award to the film:

 

SIEGE ON LIPERTI STREET

 

By

 

STAVROS PAMBALLIS, Greece - Cyprus

 

 

 

HUMAN VALUES AWARD

 

The jury of the Hellenic Parliament TV Channel, comprised by Aris Fatouros (program consultant), Kostas Dimos (head of programming) and Vassilis Douvlis (film director), bestows its award to the film of the International Competition section:

 

BEWARE OF CHILDREN

 

By

 

DAG JOHAN HAUGERUD, Norway - Sweden

 

 

ERT S.A. (HELLENIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION) AWARDS

 

One award accompanied by a 3,000-euro cash prize to the Greek film that wins the Fischer Audience Award. The award goes to:

 

SIEGE ON LIPERTI STREET

 

By

 

STAVROS PAMBALLIS, Greece - Cyprus

 

 

One award accompanied by a 2,000-euro cash prize to the Greek film that wins the FIPRESCI Award. The award goes to:

 

 

SIEGE ON LIPERTI STREET

 

By

 

STAVROS PAMBALLIS, Greece - Cyprus

 

 

 

GREEK FILM CENTRE AWARDS

 

The Greek Film Centre (GFC) jury, comprised of Panos Thomaidis (Director of GFC Production Office), Venia Vergou (Director of GFC Hellenic Film Commission) and Kostas Aivaliotis (Director of GFC Promotion) bestows two awards:

 

One award of 5,000-euro cash prize to a Greek debut film that premieres in the 60th TIFF:

 

RINIO DRAGASAKI

 

For

 

COSMIC CANDY, Greece

 

ex aequo with:

 

COSTAS ATHOUSAKIS

 

For

 

PERSEPHONE, Greece

 

The Best Location Award by GFC’s Hellenic Film Commission (1,500-euro cash prize) to a location manager (or director, in case there is no location manager in the film’s crew) to a debut feature by a first-time director that premieres in the 60th TIFF:

 

MINOS NIKOLAKAKIS

 

For

 

ENTWINED, Greece - UK

 

 

THE “J.F.COSTOPOULOS FOUNDATION” AWARD

 

The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation celebrates 40 years of presence in the realm of culture and institutes the “J.C.Costopoulos Foundation” Award, with the aim of further promoting the production of Greek films. The members of this year’s judging panel are: Maria Katsounaki (journalist), Eva Stefani (filmmaker) and George Frentzos (cinematographer).

 

The 3,000-euro cash prize for a film in the Greek Film Festival 2019 section goes to:

 

NOT TO BE UNPLEASANT, BUT WE NEED TO HAVE A SERIOUS TALK

 

By

 

YIORGOS GEORGOPOULOS, Greece

 

 

MERMAID AWARD

 

The Mermaid Award for the best LGBTQI-themed film. The jury, comprised of Konstantina Kotzamani (director), Elad Samorzik (artistic director of the Jerusalem Film Festival) and Boyd van Hoeij (film critic), bestows the award to:

 

MOFFIE

 

By

 

OLIVER HERMANUS, South Africa - UK

 

 

Special Mention:

 

SONG WITHOUT A NAME

 

By

 

MELINA LEON, Peru - Spain - USA

 

 

WIFT AWARD

 

The WIFT GR Award is presented by the Greek Chapter of WIFT (Women in Film & Television) to a film from the festival’s International Competition, Meet the Neighbors or the Out of Competition sections for the best woman's contribution and presence in front or behind the camera. The WIFT GR Award jury is comprised of WIFT GR members Rea Walden (film theorist/ filmmaker) Lena Rammou (audiovisual and MEDIA advisor) and Manina Zoumboulaki (screenwriter, novelist and journalist) and bestows the award to: 

 

COSMIC CANDY

 

By

 

RINIO DRAGASAKI, Greece

 

 

 

YOUTH JURY AWARDS

 

The Youth Jury, comprised by students of Universities of Thessaloniki, bestows its awards to two films in the Greek Film Festival 2019 section (premiere):

 

 

Best Feature Film Award:

 

DEFUNCT

 

By

 

ZACHARIAS MAVROEIDIS, Greece

 

 

Special Youth Jury Award:

 

THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA

 

By

 

SYLLAS TZOUMERKAS, Greece – Germany - The Netherlands - Sweden

 

 

 

FISCHER AUDIENCE AWARDS

 

 

For a film in the International Competitive sections to:

 

 

DEFUNCT

 

By

 

ZACHARIAS MAVROEIDIS, Greece

 

 

For a film in the Greek Film Festival 2019 section – Michael Cacoyannis Award to:

 

 

SIEGE ON LIPERTI STREET

 

By

 

STAVROS PAMBALLIS, Greece - Cyprus

 

 

For a film in the Balkan Survey section to:

 

 

WHAT A COUNTRY!

 

By

 

VINKO BRESAN, Croatia - Serbia - Poland

 

 

For a film in the Open Horizons section to:

 

 

THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL

 

By

 

ZABOU BREITMAN, ELEA GOBBÉ - MEVELLEC, France

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