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The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (March 11 - 20, 2011)

 

AWARDS

 

 

AUDIENCE AWARDS

 

The Audience Award for a film over 45’ in the International Selection goes to:

 

TEARS OF GAZA (GAZAZ TARER) by Vikebe Lokkeberg, Norway, 2010

 

The Audience Award for a film under 45’ in the International Selection goes to:

 

THE OTHER TOWN (OTEKI KASABA) by Nefin Dinc, Turkey, 2010

 

The Audience Award for a Greek film over 45’ goes to:

 

ALMA BONITA (TO MORO MOU FTANEI) by Vivi Zografou and Alexis Ponse, Greece, 2011

 

The Audience Award for a Greek film under 45’ goes to:

 

SATSANG, SITTING BY THE TRUTH (SATSANG SYNDROFIA ME TIN ALITHIA) by Marianna Astraka and Yiorgos Fotiadis, Greece, 2011

 

FIPRESCI AWARDS

The FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Jury consisting of:

Paulo Portugal, Portugal, President Artsvi Bakhchinyan, Armenia Gabriele Barrera, Italy Steffen Moestrup, Denmark and Dimosthenis Xifilinos, Greece

 

Bestows the FIPRESCI award for a film in the Greek selection to:

 

ONLY THE WORDS CONTINUE (MONO OI LEXEIS SINEHIZOUN) by Kalliopi Legaki, Greece, 2011

 

And the FIPRESCI award for a film in the International selection to:

 

PARADISE HOTEL (HOTEL RAI) by Sophia Tzavella, Bulgaria, 2010

 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD

The Amnesty International Jury consisting of:

Sotiris Danezis (Journalist) and the representatives of the Greek Section of Amnesty International Maro Savvopoulou Irini Tsolaki Marianna Leontaridou Costas Panayotakis

Awards the best film dealing with human rights issues to:

EVERLASTING SORROW, LIFE AFTER THE DEATH PENALTY (UNE PEINE INFINIE, HISTOIRE D'UN CONDAMNE A MORT) by David Andre, France, 2010

 

WWF AWARD

The WWF Jury consisting of:

Maria Livanou (Communications manager for the WWF Sea program) Iason Candas (Communications consultant for WWF Greece) Yorgos Vellidis (Head of Communications, WWF Greece)

Awards the best film in the HABITAT section to:

CLOSE TO HEAVEN (DEM HIMMEL GANZ NAH) by Titus Faschina, Germany/Romania, 2010

 

ERT3 (Greek Public Television) BROADCASTING AWARD

The Jury consisting of ET3 film directors and consultants:

Elias Koutsoukos Stergios Mittas Yiorgos Toulas

 

Award the best film in the HABITAT section to:

A FUTURE WITHOUT OIL (UNE IDEE SIMPLE ET REVOLUTIONNAIRE) by Laetitia Moreau, France, 2010

The award is equivalent to the sum of Euros 3.000 and includes one broadcast of the winning film on ERT3.

Special mention goes to the films:

 

PARADISE HOTEL (HOTEL RAI) by Sophia Tzavella, Bulgaria, 2010

 

CLOSE TO HEAVEN (DEM HIMMEL GANZ NAH) by Titus Faschina, Germany/Romania, 2010

PELICAN’S WATCH (I VARDIA TOU PELEKANOU) by Lea Binzer, Greece, 2011

ERT (Greek Public Television) DOC ON AIR AWARD The Doc on Air Award is given to the best EDN Pitching Forum 2011 project. The award is equivalent to the sum of Euros 7.000.

The winning project is:

THE RETURN, Produced by: Anita Rehoff Larsen, Sant & Usant Documentary Film, Norway, Directed by: Tone Andersen

EDN AWARD 2011

The EDN Award is presented annually during Docs in Thessaloniki to an institution, group or private person for outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture. The EDN Award 2011 goes to Dimitri Eipides, Director of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He receives the award for his enthusiastic and energetic work with establishing and continuously developing the documentary film festival in Thessaloniki.

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Vanessa McMahon Covered the 13th and 14th, and 16th edition.
Catherine Esway has covered the 12th edition of Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Cécile Rittweger covered the  11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Christine Marik's reported from 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Past coverage from the 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival by Bruno Chatelin.

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