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48th TIFF AWARDS (11/26/2007)

48th INTERNATIONAL THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 16-25, 2007
 
 
The jury of the International Competition Section of the 48th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of:

Jirí Menzel, Director (CzechRepublic), President
Lucrecia Martel, Director (Argentina)
Yasmin Ahmad, Director / Producer / Actress (Malaysia)
Michael Fitzgerald, Producer (USA)
Nae Caranfil, Director (Romania)
Fred Roos, Producer (USA)
and Olga Brumas, Poet / Professor (Greece)

THE ΑWARDS

Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander (37.000 euros)
HONGSE KANBAIYIN, (THE RED AWN)  by  Shangjun Cai, Producer Li Xudong, China

Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander (22.000)
PVC-1 by Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Producers Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Jason Hall, Colombia / Greece / USA

Best Director Award
to VEIKO OUNPUU for Sügisball (Autumn Ball), Estonia


Best Screenplay Award
to THANOS ANASTOPOULOS, VASSILIS RAISSIS for Diorthosi (Correction), by Thanos Anastopoulos, Greece

Best Actress Award
to ANNA LALASIDOU for Elli Makra - 42277 Wuppertal, by Athanasios Karanikolas, Germany

Best Actor Award
to ALBERTO SORNOZA for PVC-1, by Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Colombia / Greece / USA

Artistic Achievement Award
to JONAS CUARON, for Año Uña (The Year of The Nail), Mexico


FIPRESCI AWARDS

The 48th International Thessaloniki Film Festival FIPRESCI (The International Federation of Film Critics) jury comprised of:

Alin Tasciyan, President (Turkey)
Pablo Utin (Israel)
Shahla Nahid (France)
Raghavendra Mirle (India)
Dimitris Babas (Greece)

Bestows the FIPRESCI award for a film in the International Competition Section 2007 to
PVC-1 by Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Colombia / Greece / USA

For a film in the Greek Films 2007 section to
I EPISTROFI (THE HOMECOMING) by Vassilis Douvlis, Greece

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
SZTUCZKI (Tricks) by Andrzej Jakimowski, Poland

FISCHER PUBLIC CHOICE AWARDS

For a film in the International Competition section (3.000 euros)
PVC-1 by Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Colombia / Greece / USA

For a film in the Greek Films 2007 section (3.000 euros)
EL GRECO by Iannis Smaragdis, Greece

For a film in the Balkan Survey section (2.000 euros)
BEYNELMILEL (THE INTERNATIONAL) by Sirri Sureyya Onder and Muharrem Gulmez, Turkey

For a film in the Greek Films DigitalWave section (2.000 euros)
YAGONAN: THE DARK DAYS OF DOOM by Yagos Raftopoulos, Greece

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
EL GRECO by Iannis Smaragdis

THE GREEK FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (PEKK) AWARD
The PEKK award for a Greek film in the Greek Films 2007section is given to 
METAMORFOSI (METAMORPHOSIS), by Costas Sfikas, Greece

EVERYDAY LIFE: TRANSCENDENCE OR RECONCILIATION AWARD (15.000 EUROS)
Offered by the Ministry for Macedonia – Thrace 
ELLI MAKRA - 42277 WUPPERTAL, by Athanasios Karanikolas, 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 
BUDA AZ SHARM FORU RIKHT (BUDDHA COLLAPSED OUT OF SHAME), by Hana Makhmalbaf, Iran / France

CROSSROADS - Co-production Forum AWARD (10.000 EUROS)
Offered by Nokia N series 
THE POLICEMAN by Navad Lapid, Israel - Producers Edgar Tenembaum, Geraldine Michelot

BALKAN FUND - Script Development AWARDS (10.000 EUROS each) AND SPECIAL MENTIONS

2 SPECIAL MENTIONS:
METASTASES -Director: Branko Schmidt -Producer: Stanislav Babic, Croatia
SOME OTHER STORIES- Writers/ Directors: Ana Maria Rossi / Ines Tanovic /Maria Dzizeva / Hanna Slak / Ivona Juka - Producer: Nenad Dukoc, Serbia / Montenegro

4 AWARDS:
RIO - Writers: Nicolas Panoutsopoulos & Argyris Germanidis - Director/Producer: Nicolas Panoutsopoulos, Greece
THE POOR LITTLE THINGS - Writer: Onder Cakar - Director: Ayhan Hacifazlioglu - Producer: Sevil Demirci Cakar, Turkey
FIRST OF ALL, FELICIA - Writers/Directors: Melissa De Raaf & Razvan Radulescu -Producer: Ada Solomon, Romania
MOTHER - Writer/Director: Juraj Lerotic - Producer: Dana Budisavljevic, Croatia

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