58th TIFF: The Awards

The International Jury of the 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:

 

Annemarie Jacir, Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Palestine

Payman Maadi, Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Iran-USA

Karel Och, Artistic Director, Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic

Bruno Tarrière, Sound Designer, Sound Engineer, France

Maria Nafpliotou, Actress, Greece

 

 

Bestows:

THE AWARDS 

Best Full-length Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander “Theo Angelopoulos” (8.000 euros)

 

KORPARNA (RAVENS)

By

JENS ASSUR, Producers: Jan Marnell, Tom Persson, Jens Assur, Screenwriter: Jens Assur, Sweden, 2017

 

 

Special Jury Award - Silver Alexander

 

BEDOUNE TARIKH, BEDOUNE EMZA (NO DATE, NO SIGNATURE)

By

VAHID JALILVAND, Producers: Ali Jalilvand, Ehsan Alikhani, Screenwriters: Ali Zarnegar, Vahid Jalilvand, Iran, 2017

 

 

Special Jury Award for Best Director - Bronze Alexander

VINTERBRØDRE (WINTER BROTHERS)

By

HLYNUR PÁLMASON, Producers: Julie Waltersdorph Hansen, Per Damgaard Hansen, Hlynur Pálmason, Screenwriter: Hlynur Pálmason, Denmark-Iceland, 2017

 

 

Best Actor Award

REINE BRYNOLFSSON

For

RAVENS, Director: Jens Assur, Producers: Jan Marnell, Tom Persson, Jens Assur, Screenplay: Jens Assur, Sweden, 2017

 

 

Best Actress Award

DARYA ZHOVNER

For

CLOSENESS, Director: Kantemir Balagov, Producers: Nikolay Yankin, Edward Pichugin, Alexander Sokurov, Screenwriters: Anton Yarush, Kantemir Balagov, Russia, 2017

 


Best Screenplay Award

 

GILLES COULIER and TOM DUPONT

For

CARGO, Direction: Gilles Coulier, Producers: Gilles Coulier, Gilles De Schryver, Wouter Sap, Belgium-France-The Netherlands, 2017

 

 

Special Mention to the actor:

 

HARRY DEAN STANTON

For

LUCKY, Director: John Carroll Lynch, Producers: Greg Gilreath, Adam Hendricks, John Lang, Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Ira Steven Behr, Richard Kahan, Screenwriters: Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja, USA, 2017

 

 

Special Mention for the sound of the film:

 

WINTER BROTHERS

By

HLYNUR PÁLMASON, Producers: Julie Waltersdorph Hansen, Per Damgaard Hansen, Hlynur Pálmason, Screenwriter: Hlynur Pálmason, Denmark-Iceland, 2017

 

 

VIRTUAL REALITY FILMS COMPETITION SECTION

The jury of the VR Films Competition section, comprised of Emma Boa (project manager, Edinburgh Film Festival, UK), Aliki Tsirliagou (art historian, director of Nitra Gallery, Greece) and Aris Dimokidis (Editor-in-chief of website Lifo.gr, Greece), bestows an award for Best Film (3,000 euros - sponsored by the Film Centre Serbia) to:  

 

BLOODLESS

By

GINA KIM, Producers: Jiyoung Kang, Seonah Kim, Screenwriter: Gina Kim, South Korea, 2017

 

And presents a special mention to:

NOTES ON BLINDNESS

By

JAMES SPINNEY & PETER MIDDLETON, Producers: Arnaud Colinart, David Coujard, Mike Brett, Screenwriters: Peter Middleton, James Spinney, France-United Kingdom, 2016

 

 

FIPRESCI AWARDS

The 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) jury comprised of:

Ola Salwa, Poland - Jury President

Thomas Abeltshauser, Germany

Theodor Giachoustidis, Greece

 

For a film in the International Competition to:

  

NO DATE, NO SIGNATURE

By

VAHID JALILVAND, Producers: Ali Jalilvand, Ehsan Alikhani, Screenwriters: Ali Zarnegar, Vahid Jalilvand, Iran, 2017

 

And a special mention to:

 

WINTER BROTHERS

By

HLYNUR PÁLMASON, Producers: Julie Waltersdorph Hansen, Per Damgaard Hansen, Hlynur Pálmason, Screenwriter: Hlynur Pálmason, Denmark-Iceland, 2017

 

 

For a film in the Greek Film Festival 2017 section (premiere) to:

 

TOO MUCH INFO CLOUDING OVER MY HEAD

By

VASSILIS CHRISTOFILAKIS, Producers: Vassilis Christofilakis, Eleni Petritsi, Screenwriter: Vassilis Christofilakis, Greece, 2017

 

 

THE GREEK FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (PEKK) AWARD

 

ROSEMARIE

By

ADONIS FLORIDES, Producers: Marios Piperides, Screenplay: Adonis Florides, Cyprus, 2017

 


HUMAN VALUES AWARD

The Hellenic Parliament TV Channel bestows its award to a film of the International Competition section:

 

CLOSENESS

By

KANTEMIR BALAGOV, Producers: Nikolay Yankin, Edward Pichugin, Alexander Sokurov, Screenwriters: Anton Yarush, Kantemir Balagov, Russia, 2017

 

 

ERT S.A. (HELLENIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION) AWARDS

The first “New Cinema” award (3.000 euros) for a Greek film that has its premiere in the 58th TIFF to:

 

THORN

By

GABRIEL TZAFKA, Producers: Theis Noergaard, Panagiotis Kakavias, Katerina Beligianni, Screenwriters: Gabriel Tzafka, Arne Gronbaek, Denmark-Greece, 2017

 

 

The second “New Cinema” award (2.000 euros) for a Greek film that has its premiere in the 58th TIFF to:

 

TOO MUCH INFO CLOUDING OVER MY HEAD

By

VASSILIS CHRISTOFILAKIS, Producers: Vassilis Christofilakis, Eleni Petritsi, Screenwriter: Vassilis Christofilakis, Greece, 2017

 

 

GREEK FILM CENTRE AWARD

The Greek Film Centre (GFC) bestows its award (5.000 euros) to a Greek debut film that has its premiere in the 58th TIFF:

 

TOO MUCH INFO CLOUDING OVER MY HEAD

By

VASSILIS CHRISTOFILAKIS, Producers: Vassilis Christofilakis, Eleni Petritsi, Screenwriter: Vassilis Christofilakis, Greece, 2017

 

 

 

YOUTH JURY AWARDS

The Youth Jury, comprised by students of Universities of Thessaloniki, bestows its awards to two films in the Greek Film Festival 2017 section (premiere):

 
Best Feature Film Award:

 

POLYXENI

By

DORA MASKLAVANOU, Producer: Fenia Cossovitsa, Screenwriter: Dora Masklavanou, Greece, 2017

 

 

Special Youth Jury Award:

 

DO IT YOURSELF

By

DIMITRIS TSILIFONIS, Producers: Costas Lampropoulos, Andreas Tsilifonis, Screenwriter: Dimitris Tsilifonis, Greece, 2017

 

 

FISCHER AUDIENCE AWARDS

 

For a film in the International Competition section to:

 

LUCKY

By

JOHN CARROLL LYNCH, Producers: Greg Gilreath, Adam Hendricks, John Lang, Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Ira Steven Behr, Richard Kahan, Screenwriters: Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja, USA, 2017

 

 

For a film in the Greek Film Festival 2017 section – Michael Cacoyannis Award to:

 

TIMELESS STORIES

By

Vasilis RAISIS, Producer Myrena Hatzivassiliou, Screenwriters: Vasilis Raisis, Gavriil Efstathiou, Greece, 2017

 

For a film in the Balkan Survey section to:

 

SECRET INGREDIENT

By

GJORCE STAVRESKI, Producer: Gjorce Stavreski - Co-production: Konstantina Stavrianou, Irini Vougioukalou, Screenwriter: Gjorce Stavreski, FYROM-Greece, 2017


For a film in the Open Horizons section to:

 

INSYRIATED

By

PHILIPPE VAN LEEUW, Producers: Guillaume Malandrin, Serge Zeitoun, Screenwriter: Philippe van Leeuw, Belgium-France-Lebanon, 2017

 

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