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Awards of the 57th Thessaloniki IFF

 
The Awards of the 57th THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL were announce last night, after ten days of a successful 57th edition. Here are teh awarded in all section: 

 
The International Jury of the 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:
 
Amir Naderi, Director, Iran - Jury President
Sofian El Fani, Director of photography, Tunisia
Frédérique Moreau, Screenwriter, France
Peter Scarlet, Consultant, producer, film curator, USA
Eva Stefani, Director, professor, Greece
 
Bestows:

THE AWARDS 

Best Full-length Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander “Theo Angelopoulos”
 
TISZTA SZIVVEL (KILLS ON WHEELS)
By
ATTILA TILL, Producer Judit Stalter, Screenwriter Attila Till, Hungary, 2016
 
 
Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander


HJARTASTEINN (HEARTSTONE)
By
GUÐMUNDUR ARNAR GUÐMUNDSSON, Producers Anton Máni Svansson, Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Screenwriter Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Iceland - Denmark, 2016
 
 
Special Jury Award for Best Director - Bronze Alexander


TANEOMAKUHITO (THE SOWER)
By
YOSUKE TAKEUCHI, Producer Yosuke Takeuchi, Screenwriter Yosuke Takeuchi, Japan, 2016
 

Best Actor Award


ZOLTAN FENYVESI, SZABOLCS THUROCZY and ADAM FEKETE
For
TISZTA SZIVVEL (KILLS ON WHEELS), Director & screenwriter Attila Till, Producer Judit Stalter, Hungary, 2016
 
 
Best Actress Award (ex aequo)


DIMITRA VLAGKOPOULOU
For
PARK, Director & screenwriter Sofia Exarchou, Producers Amanda Livanou, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Greece -Poland, 2016
 
And
 
SUZUNO TAKENAKA
For
TANEOMAKUHITO (THE SOWER), Director, screenwriter and producer Yosuke Takeuchi, Japan, 2016
 

Best Artistic Achievement Award
 
AFTERLOV
By
STERGIOS PASCHOS, Producer Phaedra Vokali, Screenwriter Stergios Paschos, Greece, 2016
 
 
Special Mention to the actor:

VASSILIS KOUKALANI
For
AMERIKA SQUARE, Director Yannis Sakaridis, Screenwriters Yannis Sakaridis, Yannis Tsirbas, Vagelis Mourikis, Producers Yannis Sakaridis, Nikos J. Frangos, George T. Lemos, Venia Vergou, Greece - United Kingdom - Germany, 2016
 
Special Mention to the actor:
HARIS FRAGOULIS
For
AFTERLOV, Director & screenwriter Stergios Paschos, Producer Phaedra Vokali, Greece, 2016
 
 

FIPRESCI AWARDS
The 57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) jury comprised of:


Aleksander Huser, Norway - Jury President
Ahmet Gürata, Turkey
Ifigenia Kalantzi, Greece
 
For a film in the International Competition to:
  
LADY MACBETH
By
WILLIAM OLDROYD, Screenwriter Alice Birch, Producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, United Kingdom, 2016
 
For a film in the Greek Film Festival 2016 section (premiere) to:
 
AMERIKA SQUARE
By
YANNIS SAKARIDIS, Producers Yannis Sakaridis, Nikos J. Frangos, George T. Lemos, Venia Vergou, Screenwriters Yannis Sakaridis, Yannis Tsirbas, Vagelis Mourikis, Greece - United Kingdom - Germany, 2016
 
 
THE GREEK FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (PEKK) AWARD
 
90 YEARS PAOK – NOSTALGIA FOR THE FUTURE
By
NIKOS TRIANTAFYLLIDIS, Production PAOK F.C., Producers Marina Danezi, Dimitris Papandreou, Greece, 2016
 
 

HUMAN VALUES AWARD
The Hellenic Parliament TV Channel bestows its award to a film of the International Competition section:
 
SAMEBLOD (SAMI BLOOD)
By
AMANDA KERNELL, Producer Lars G. Lindström, Scriptwriter Amanda Kernell, Sweden-Denmark-Norway, 2016
 

ERT S.A. AWARD
ERT S.A. bestows its award (3.000 euros) to a film of the Greek Film Festival 2016 section (“First Run”) to:
 
PARK
By
SOFIA EXARCHOU, Producers Amanda Livanou, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Screenwriter Sofia Exarchou, Greece -Poland, 2016
 
 
YOUTH JURY AWARDS
The Youth Jury, comprised by students of Universities of Thessaloniki, bestows its awards to two films in the Greek Film Festival 2016 section (premiere):
 
Best Feature Film Award:
 
THE OTHER ME
By
SOTIRIS TSAFOULIAS, Production Green Dragon, Screenwriter Sotiris Tsafoulias, Greece, 2016
 
Special Youth Jury Award:
 
AMERIKA SQUARE
By
YANNIS SAKARIDIS, Producers Yannis Sakaridis, Nikos J. Frangos, George T. Lemos, Venia Vergou, Screenwriters Yannis Sakaridis, Yannis Tsirbas, Vagelis Mourikis, Greece - United Kingdom - Germany, 2016
 
 
FISCHER AUDIENCE AWARDS
 
For a film in the International Competition section to:
 
A MON AGE JE ME CACHE ENCORE POUR FUMER (I STILL HIDE TO SMOKE)
By
RAYHANA, Producers Michèle Ray-Gavras, Fenia Kossovitsa, Salem Brahimi, Screenwriter Rayhana, France – Greece - Algeria, 2016
 
 
For a film in the Greek Film Festival 2016 section – Michael Cacoyannis Award to:

THE OTHER ME
By
SOTIRIS TSAFOULIAS, Production Green Dragon, Screenwriter Sotiris Tsafoulias, Greece, 2016
 
 
For a film in the Balkan Survey section to:
 
RAUF
By
BARIS KAYA & SONER CANER, Producers Selman Kızılaslan, Uğur Kızılaslan, Burak Ozan, Screenwriter Soner Caner, Turkey, 2016


For a film in the Open Horizons section to:
 
EL CIUDADANO ILUSTRE (THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN)
By
MARIANO COHN & GASTON DUPRAT, Producer Fernando Sokolowicz, Screenwriter Andres Duprat, Argentina - Spain, 2016

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