NICOSIA: The Best Film and Best Director Award was a tie between the films I Am Not a Witch by Rungano Nyoni and Respeto by Alberto Monteras at the 16th Cyprus Film Days International Festival.
The festival, which ran from 19 to 28 April 2018 in Nicosia and Limassol, ended in Limassol with the award ceremony and a live musical performance.
Along with its four main prizes, the jury handed out four honourary awards.
The list of awards follows:
Best Film and Best Director Awards:
I Am Not a Witch (UK, France)Directed by Rungano Nyoni
Respeto (Philippines)Directed by Alberto Monteras
Best Cypriot Film Award:Sunrise in KimmeriaDirected by Simon FarmakasProduced by FotCine Studios Ltd
Best Cypriot Director Award:Christos Georgiou for his film Happy Birthday (Greece, Cyprus, France, Germany) Produced by Lychnari Production Ltd
Special Jury Award:Too Much Info Clouding Over My Head (Greece)Directed by Vassilis Christofilakis
Honourary distinction to Vladimors Subotic for his cinematography inChinatown - The Three Shelters (Cyprus)Directed by Aliki Danezi – KnutsenProduced by Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee, Seahorse Films, Highway Productions S.A (Development), Black Orange S.A.
Honourary award to the film for tackling an important topic in the conservative society of Kosovo:The Marriage / Martesa (Kosovo, Albania)Directed by Blerta Zeqiri
Honourary award to the cast for their authentic performances inMen don’t Cry / Muskarci ne placu (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia/ Germany)Directed by Alen DrljevicProduced by Deblokada Produkcija, in co-production with Iridium Film, Produkcija Živa, Manderley Films, This and That, and CinePlanet
Honourary award for its strong cast and cinematography forMore / Daha (Turkey)Directed by Onur Saylak