25-01-2009

Alpe Adria fest announces awards

The Estonian/Finish documentary The Revolution That Wasn't and Germany's Cloud 9 picked up the top awards at the Alpe Adria festival in Trieste on January 22.

TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL

15-22 gennaio 2009


The jury for the feature film category, Prune Engler (Francia), Labina Mitevska (Rep. di Macedonia), Andras Muhi (Ungheria), presented awards to the following films:

PREMIO TRIESTE for the Best Feature Film to:

WOLKE 9 (Cloud 9)

by Andreas Dresen, Germany, 2008, 35mm, col., 98'

For the uncompromised vision of the director and because it is masterfully acted by the three leading actors.

SPECIAL MENTIONS to:

MÄRZ (March)

by Händl Klaus, Austria, 2008, 35mm, col., 83'

For its strong and precise storytelling, a great direction for a debut film and the authentic presence of actors in front of the camera.

SNJEG (Snow)

by Aida Begic, Bosnia Herzegovina-Germany-France-Iran, 2008, 35mm, col., 99'

For the sensitive, feminine, sensual vision of the director covering such a difficult topic as war.

The short film jury, Bernd Buder (Germania), Kujtim Çashku (Albania), Andrea Wink (Germania), presented awards to the following films:

TRIESTE SHORT PRIZE

A Day's Work:

The judges with immediate unanimity award the ‘Trieste Short' €2000 prize to ‘A Day's Work' for the simple apathetic storytelling of how innocence asks the fundamental questions to our society.

Special Mentions:

Menzioni speciali:

Balastiera# 186, di Adina Pintilie e George Chiper

For the atmosphere created by the combination of minimalistic structure and mysticism.

Moj Brat di Jan Wagner

For the convincing storytelling and well directed child actors

Resolution, di Pavel Oresnikov,

For the courage of the director to draw attention to the marginalization of the existence of people.

The documentary jury, Giuria: Marek Hovorka (Rep. Ceca), Daniele Gaglianone (Italia), Nerina Kociančič (Slovenia), presented the following awards:

Best Documentary:

THE REVOLUTION THAT WASN'T

by Aljona Polunina, Estonia - Finlandia, 2008

Because it shows in a very focused way the reality in Russia today, which is not presented by the media.

A new approach to describe politics in the way it affects everyone's life.

SPECIAL MENTIONS to:

MEINE HALBES LEBEN

by Marko Doringer, Austria, 2008

For its ability to tell a personal story without being egocentric, raising at the same time existential problems.

PREDSTAVLENJE

by Sergej Loznica, Germania - Russia - Ucraina, 2008

Because it uses archive material in a very special way, giving us a deep insight into communist times through propaganda footage.

CEI EVENT 2009:

Dragan Nikolic for his documentary Kavijar Koneksn

"for the capability to tell a story with efficiency and proportion, a story that is emblematic of the problems linked with globalisation and at the same time stresses the profound humanity of the leading characters"

The audience awards for feature films went to:

1. SNIJEG di Aida Begić (Bosnia Erzegovina-Germania-Francia-Iran, 2008, 35mm, col., 99')

2. TURNEJA di Goran Marković (Serbia, 2008, 35mm, col., 108')

3. KARAMAZOVI di Petr Zelenka (Rep. Ceca-Polonia, 2008, 35mm, col., 98')

The audience awards for short films went to:

1. MESELD EL... di András Salomon (Ungheria, 2007, 35mm, b-n, 5')

2. FATA GALBENA CARE RADE di Constantin Popescu (Romania, 2008, 35mm, col., 15')

3. MY HAPPY END di Milen Vitanov (Germania, 2007, 35mm, col., 5')

The audience awards for documentaries went to:

1. SLEPE LASKY di Juraj Lehotsky (Rep. Slovacca, 2008, 35mm, col., 77')

2. MOSTAR UNITED di Claudia Tosi (Italia-Slovenia, 2008, Betacam SP, col., 74')

3. SRESCA PRI AJFELOVATA KULA di Valentin Valcev (Bulgaria, 2008, DigiBeta, b-n/col., 96')

zone di cinema went to:

1. IL PERDENTE GENTILUOMO: VITA E ARTE DI ANTONIO CENTA di Gloria De Antoni e Oreste De Fornari (Italia, 2008)

2. LA DEBOLE CORRENTE: PIETRO SAVORGNAN DI BRAZZÀ, EROE BIANCO NELL'AFRICA NERA di Nicole Leghissa (Italia, 2008)

3. CAFFE' TRIESTE di Andrea Magnani, Raffaele Rago (Italia, 2008)

4. STORIA DI UN CONFINE E DI TANTE IDENTITÀ di Giampaolo Penco (Italia 2008)

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