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49TIFF AWARDS (11/23/2008)


49th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 14-23, 2008


AWARDS

The jury of the International Competition Section of the 49th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of:


Michael Ondaatje, Writer (Canada), President

Diablo Cody, Screenwriter (USA)

Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Director (Turkey)

Lita Stantic, Producer (Argentina)

Émilie Dequenne, Actress (Belgium)

David Robinson, Film critic (UK)

and

Dionissis Savopoulos, Composer (Greece)

THE ΑWARDS

• Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander (37.000 euros)

AAN JA, (OVER THERE)
by
Abdolreza Kahani, Iran


• Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander (22.000)

PESCUIT SPORTIV, (HOOKED)
by
Adrian Sitaru, Romania / France

Best Director Award
to
CELINA MURGA

for
Una Semana Solos (A Week Alone), Producers Juan Villegas, Inés Gamarci, Argentina

Best Screenplay Award
to
MATTHEW NEWTON

for
Three Blind Mice, by Matthew Newton, Producer Ben Davis, Australia

Best Actress Award ex aequo

to
IOANA FLORA AND MARIA DINULESCU

for
Pescuit Sportiv (Hooked), by Adrian Sitaru, Producers Adrian Sitaru, Marie-Pierre Macia, Juliette Lepoutre, Romania / France

Best Actor Award ex aequo

to
SID LUCERO AND EMILIO GARCIA

for
SELDA (The Inmate), by Ellen Ramos and Paolo Villaluna, Producer Josephine Saba, Philippines

Artistic Achievement Award

to
SZABOLCS TOLNAI, for Fövenyóra (Hourglass), Producers György Durst, Miroslav Mogorovic, Szabolcs Tolnai, Hungary / Serbia / Montenegro

Special Mention

to
DIASTÉME, for Le Bruit des Gens Autour (Sunny Spells), Producers Thomas Anargyros, Edouard de Vésinne, France


HUMAN VALUES AWARD (15.000 euros)
Τhe Hellenic Parliament TV Channel is bestowing the award to a film of the Independence Days ID-07 section, to the film:

ΤΕΖΑ by Haile Gerima, Germany

WOMAN & EQUALITY AWARD (5.500 EUROS)
Offered by the General Secretariat for Gender Equality, a division of the Hellenic Ministry of the Interior, Public Administration and Decentralization

SNIJEG /SNOW by Aida Begić, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Germany, France, Iran

EVERYDAY LIFE: TRANSCENDENCE OR RECONCILIATION AWARD (15.000 EUROS)
Offered by the Ministry for Macedonia – Thrace

FIRAAQ by Nandita Das, India

THE CINEMA AND THE CITY” AWARD (10.000 EUROS)
Offered by the Municipality of Thessaloniki

OF TIME AND THE CITY by Terence Davies, Great Britain

FIPRESCI AWARDS
The 49th International Thessaloniki Film Festival FIPRESCI (The International Federation of Film Critics) jury comprised of:


Guenther Jekubzik, President (Germany)

Margit Tonson (Estonia)

Olga Markova (Bulgaria)

Andrzej Bokuwiecki (Poland) and

Nikos Kourmoulis (Greece)


Bestows the FIPRESCI award for a film in the International Competition Section 2008 to


VOY A EXPLOTAR (I’m Gonna Explode), by Gerardo Naranjo, Producers Pablo Cruz, Gerardo Naranjo, Hunter Gray, Alain de la Mata, Mexico


For a film in the Greek Films 2008 section to


KALA KRYMMENA MYSTIKA - ATHANASSIA (Well Kept Secrets – Athanassia), by Panos Karkanevatos, Producer Panos Karkanevatos, Greece / Belgium / Netherlands / USA


FISCHER PUBLIC CHOICE AWARDS
For a film in the International Competition section
(3.000 euros)

LE BRUIT DES GENS AUTOUR/ SUNNY SPELLS by Diasteme, France

For a film in the Greek Films 2008 section
(3.000 euros)

EXILE ISLAND by Εlias Yannakakis and Evi Karabatsou, Greece


For a film in the Balkan Survey section
(2.000 euros)

TURNEJA / THE TOUR by Goran Marković, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia

For a film in the Greek Films DigitalWave section
(2.000 euros)

THE SNOW-WHITE SYNDROME by Angelos Spartalis, Greece

THE GREEK FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (PEKK) AWARD
The PEKK award for a Greek film in the Greek Films 2007section is given to

THE NIGHT FERNANDO PESSOA MET CONSTANTINE CAVAFY by Stelios Charalambopoulos, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus


THE GREEK UNION OF FILM TELEVISION AND AUDIOVISUAL TECHNICIANS (ETEKT) AWARD
The ETEKT award to a Greek film in the Greek Films 2007 section is given to

WITHOUT του Alexander Avranas, Greece

CROSSROADS - Co-production Forum AWARD (16.000 EUROS)

The award offered by Nokia N series is bestowed ex aequo to the projects:

AMERICA SQUARE, Writer / Director Yiannis Sakaridis, Producers Panos Papahadzis and Maria Tsigka, Greece

and

FALSE WITNESS, Writer / Director Iglika Triffonova, Producer Rossitsa Valkanova, Bulgaria


BALKAN FUND - Script Development AWARDS (10.000 EUROS each)

4 AWARDS:

ZINCOGRAPH – Writer Vladislav Todorov, Director Javor Gardev, Producer Buriana Zakharieva, Bulgaria

NUMBER ZERO – Writer / Director Sirri Sureyya Onder, Producer Necati Akpinar, Turkey

WHITE THREAD, BLACK THREAD – Writer Natassa Segou, Director Christos Karakepelis, Producer Zoe Lisgara, Greece

SUBMISSION – Writer Zeynep Ozcan, Director Emre Yalgin, Producer Ayfer Tuncer, Turkey







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