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FESTIVALS: Sofia Grand Prix for Stories Only Exist When Remembered

FNE Staff 2012-03-30

{mosimage}SOFIA: Stories Only Exist When Remembered, a coproduction from Brazil, Argentina, and France directed by Julia Murat, took the Grand Prix in the International Competition of the Sofia IFF (18-29 March 2012, siff.bg), while the bulk of the remaining prizes went to Balkan films.

A complete list of prize winners follows:

GRAND PRIX

For best film in the International Competition
(diploma, sculpture and a prize of 5000 Euro)

goes to STORIES ONLY EXIST WHEN REMEMBERED (Brazil-Argentina-France) by director JULIA MURAT


SPECIAL JURY AWARD

for film in the International Competition

MAGIC VALLEY (USA) by director JAFFE ZINN


AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

for a film in the International Competition

(a diploma, sculpture and a prize of 1000 Euro)

goes to KONSTANTIN BOJANOV for his film AVE (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Bulgaria-France)


The KODAK AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN FEATURE FILM

(provided by Kodak)

goes to AVE (Bulgaria-France) by director KONSTANTIN BOJANOV


JAMESON SHORT FILM AWARD FOR BEST BULGARIAN SHORT FILM

(a trophy and a prize of 6000 Euro, provided by Jameson)

goes to MORNING (Bulgaria) by director NEDA MORFOVA


AUDIENCE AWARD

(provided by Sofia Municipality)

goes to PUNK'S NOT DEAD (Macedonia-Serbia) by VLADIMIR BLAZEVSKI


AWARD FOR BEST BALKAN FILM

(a diploma, a box of 'ARS LONGA' and a prize of 1000 Euro for the film's director, provided by Domaine Boyar)

goes to AVE (Bulgaria-France) by director KONSTANTIN BOJANOV


FILM CRITICS WITH THE UBFM AWARD FOR BEST BALKAN FILM

for film from the Balkan Competition

goes to AVE (Bulgaria-France) by KONSTANTIN BOJANOV


UNESCO AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

For film in the International Documentary Competition
(a prize of 1000 Euro, provided by UNESCO)

goes to THIS IS NOT A FILM by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and Jafar Panahi


SOFIA AWARD

The Sofia Award for outstanding contribution in cinema is a joint initiative of Sofia Municipality and Sofia International Film Festival. The award was first handed out in 2005 by the Mayor of Sofia under whose patronage the festival takes place. Since then, 27 individuals from Bulgarian and International cinema were honoured with the prestigious award.

In 2012 Sofia Award received

NURI BILGE CEYLAN, director (Turkey)
GEORGI STOYANOV, director (Bulgaria)
DANIS TANOVIC, director (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
HUGH HUDSON, director (UK)


FIPRESCI AWARD

goes to THE ENEMY by DEJAN ZECEVIC


SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY

goes to the actress Ariane Labed of ALPS (Greece, director Yorgos Lanthimos) and the actor Serkan Ercan of TOLL BOOTH (Turkey, director Tolga Karaçelik)

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