AWARDS 53 THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The International Jury of the 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival comprised of:

Thomas Elsaesser, Film theorist and academic, Germany, Jury President
Laufrey Gudjonsdottir, programmer, consultant and founding director of the Icelandic Film Center, Iceland
Ole Christian Madsen, Director, Denmark
Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Director, Portugal
Thymios Bakatakis, Cinematographer, Greece

Bestows:

THE AWARDS

Best Feature Film Award – Golden Alexander – Theo Angelopoulos

KAPRINGEN (A HIJACKING) by TOBIAS LINDHOLM, Producers René Ezra, Tomas Radoor, Screenwriter Tobias
Lindholm, Denmark, 2012.

Special Jury Award – Silver Alexander

KÜF (MOLD) by ALI AYDIN, Producers Gökçe Işıl Tuna, Cengiz Keten, Sevil Demirci, Ali Aydın, Screenwriter Ali Aydın, Turkey-Germany, 2012.

Special Jury Award for Originality and Innovation – Bronze Alexander

EPILOGUE by AMIR MANOR, Producer Assaf Amir, Screenwriter Amir Manor, Israel, 2012

Best Director Award

ANTONIO MENDEZ ESPARZA
For AQUI Y ALLA, Producers Ori Dov Gratch, Tim Hobbs, Pedro Hernández Santos,
Diana Wade, Antonio Méndez Esparza, Screenwriter Antonio Méndez Esparza,
Spain-USA-Mexico, 2012

Best Screenplay Award

AMIR MANOR
For EPILOGUE, Director AMIR MANOR, Producer Assaf Amir, Israel, 2012

Best Actress Award

JULIA KIJOWSKA
For LOVING, Director Slawomir Fabicki, Producers Leszek Rybarczyk, Marek
Rudnicki, Screenwriters Marek Pruchniewski, Sławomir Fabicki, Poland, 2012

Best Actor Award

YANNIS PAPADOPOULOS
For BOY EATING THE BIRD’S FOOD (TO AGORI TROI TO FAGITO TOU POULIOU)
Director Ektoras Ligizos, Producers Giorgos Karnavas, Ektoras Ligizos, Elina
Psykou, Argyris Papargyropoulos, Screenwriter Ektoras Ligizos, Greece, 2012

Artistic Achievement Award

ZHIT (LIVING)
by VASILY SIGAREV, Producers Roman Borisevich, Alexander Kushaev,
Screenwriter Vasily Sigarev, Russia, 2012

First Special Mention

TABOOR
by VAHID VAKILIFAR, Producer, Screenwriter Vahid Vakilifar, Iran, 2012

Second Special Mention

TSVETAT NA HAMELEONA (THE COLOR OF THE CHAMELEON)
by Emil Christov, Producers Bouriana Zakharieva, Vladislav Todorov, Screenwriter
Vladislav Todorov, Bulgaria, 2012

FIPRESCI AWARDS

The 53d Thessaloniki International Film Festival FIPRESCI (International
Federation of Film Critics) jury comprised of:

Samir Farid, Egypt, Jury President
Andreas Günther, Germany
Michal Oleszczyk, Poland
Tonci Valentic, Croatia
Nikos Aletras, Greece

Bestows the FIPRESCI awards:

For a film in the International Competition Section 2012 to

KAPRINGEN (A HIJACKING)
by TOBIAS LINDHOLM, Producers René Ezra, Tomas Radoor, Screenwriter Tobias
Lindholm, Denmark, 2012

For a film in the Greek Films 2012 section to

BOY EATING THE BIRD’S FOOD (TO AGORI TROI TO FAGITO TOU POULIOU)
By Ektoras Ligizos, Producers Giorgos Karnavas, Ektoras Ligizos, Elina Psykou,
Argyris Papargyropoulos, Screenwriter Ektoras Ligizos, Greece, 2012

HUMAN VALUES AWARD

The Hellenic Parliament TV Channel bestows the award to the film:

EPILOGUE
By AMIR MANOR, Producer Assaf Amir, Screenwriter Amir Manor, Israel, 2012

FISCHER AUDIENCE AWARDS

For a film in the International Competition section

EPILOGUE
by AMIR MANOR, Producer Assaf Amir, Screenwriter Amir Manor, Israel, 2012

For a film in the Greek Films section – MICHAEL CACOYANNIS AWARD

PAPADOPOULOS AND SONS
By MARCUS MARKOU, Producer, Screenwriter Marcus Markou, UK-Greece, 2012

For a film in the Balkan Survey section

DUPĂ DEALURI (BEYOND THE HILLS) By
CRISTIAN MUNGIU Producers Cristian Mungiu, Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire
Sorlat,Vincent Maraval, Bobby Păunescu, Jean Labadi, Jean-Pierre & Luc
Dardenne Screenplay Cristian Mungiu, based on the non-fiction novels of Tatiana
Niculescu Bran, Romania-France-Belgium, 2012

For a film in the Open Horizons section

NO
by PABLO LARRAIN Producers Juan de Dios Larraín, Daniel Dreifuss, Screenplay
Pedro Peirano, based on the play The Referendum by Antonio Skármeta, Chile-
USA-Mexico, 2012

AGORA awards

CROSSROADS CO-PRODUCTION FORUM

The jury of the 8th Crossroads Co-production Forum, comprised of

Maria Hatzakou (Haos Film – Producer, Greece)

Anthony Muir (Film i Väst – Senior Executive for International Co-productions,
Sweden)

Holger Stern, (ZDF/ ARTE – commissioning editor, Germany)

grants the Two Thirty Five co-production award (full post production image and
sound) to the project:

MOTHERLAND, Directed by: Senem Tüzen, Produced by: Olena Yershova, Tato
Film, Yeni Sinemacilar Turkey

The producer of the winning project will also be granted a free accreditation for
the PRODUCER’S NETWORK, Cannes Film Festival 2013 session.

The jury also grants the French CNC (CENTRE NATIONAL DU CINEMA ET DE L’
IMAGE ANIMÉE) Development award of 7.000 euro to the project:

PARK, Directed by: Sofia Exarchou, Produced by: Amanda Livanou, Guanaco, Greece.

The jury also awards a Special Mention to the project ALGIERS BY NIGHT, directed by: Yanis Koussim, Produced by: Claire Mazeau-Karoum, Une Chambre á Soi Productions, Algeria.

The French development and consulting company INITIATIVE FILM headed by Isabelle Fauvel offers its services to the film project: PARK, Directed by: Sofia Exarchou, Produced by: Amanda Livanou, Guanaco, Greece and will follow its development for the next 6 months.

SCRIPT 2 FILM WORKSHOPS of the Mediterranean Film Institute (MFI) awards a scholarship to the film project RAW AND COOKED, Director/Producer: Gabriel Achim, Co-producer: Dan Burlac, Green Film, Romania.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

GRAAL S.A & CINELABS GREECE awards for the third year one of the Agora Works in Progress films presented in the Agora Industry with in kind services and material in image post-production up to 70.000 euro.

The jury comprised of

Rémi Bonhomme, program manager of Semaine de la Critique, France

Irini Souganidou President and Managing Director of Feelgoodentertainment,
Greece

Michael Weber, Managing Director, Match Factory, Germany

award the film:

SEABURNERS, Directed by Melisa Önel, Produced by Yamac Okur, Asli Erdem,
Bulut Film, Turkey

The film was presented in Crossroads Co-production Forum 2011

The jury also gives an Honorable mention to:

MY DOG KILLER, Directed by Mira Fornay, Produced by Juraj Buzalka, Mirafox,
Slovak Republic/ Czech Republic

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