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FNE at Tallinn Black Nights and Baltic Event 2016: Prize Winners Featured

2016-11-28
Mother by Kadri Kõusaar Mother by Kadri Kõusaar

TALLINN: The Israeli film A Quiet Heart directed by Eitan Anner has been awarded the main prize at the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held from 11 to 27 November 2016.

The event wrapped with a gala awards ceremony on Saturday night 26 November in the Estonian capital of Tallinn. The main prize carries a scholarship of 10 000 EUR, which is shared equally by the director and the producer. It was a bumper year for Middle East filmmakers in Tallinn with the Best Director prize going to Iranian director Narges Abyar for his film Breath. The prize for the Best Estonian Film went to Mother directed by Kadri Kousaar, which is this year’s Estonian submission for the foreign Oscar.

The Baltic Event’s Best project – Eurimages Co-Production Development Award went to Citizen Saint (Georgia) to be directed by Tinatin Kajrishvili and produced by Tbilisi based Film Studio Artizm. The Works in Progress prize went to the Latvian/Lithuanian/Polish project Foam At The Mouth / Ar putam uz lupam to be directed by Janis Nords and produced by Tasse Film, ArtBox , Madants.

Prize Winners:

MAIN COMPETITION

Best Film
A Quiet Heart (Israel)
Directed by Eitan Anner

Best Director
Narges Abyar for Breath (Iran)

Best Cinematographer
Gints Berzins for The Chronicles of Melanie (Latvia, Czechia, Finland)

Directed by Viesturs Kairiss
Produced by Mistrus Media, Inland Film Company Oy and 8 Heads Production
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia and Latvian Cultural Capital Foundation

Best Script
Igor Cobileanski for Eastern Business (Romania, Lithuania, Moldova)

Best Actor
Ion Sapdaru and Constantin Puscasu for Eastern Business (Romania, Lithuania, Moldova)

Produced by Alien Film
Coproduced by Just a Moment
Supported by Romanian National Film Center, Lithuanian Film Centre

Best Actress
Ania Budstein for A Quiet Heart (Israel)

Best Music
Composer Silvia Pérez Cruz for At Your Doorstep (Spain)
Directed by Eduard Cortés

FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION

Best Film
Duet (Iran)
Directed by David Nanesh

Special Jury Prize
Gentle Breath (Columbia)
Directed by Augusto Sandino

Special Jury Prize
Holy Biker (Brazil)
Direted by Homero Olivetto

ESTONIAN FILM COMPETITION

Best Estonian Feature
Mother (Estonia)
Directed by Kadri Kõusaar
Produced by Aet Laigu through Meteoriit
Supported by the Estonian Film Institute

FIPRESCI AWARD 2016

Gentle Breath (Columbia)
Directed by Augusto Sandino

NETPAC AWARD 2016
Duet (Iran)
Directed by David Nanesh

CROSS RELIGION AWARD
Dark Fortune (Switzerland)
Directed by Stefan Haupt

AUDIENCE AWARD
Queen of Spades (Russia)
Directed by Pavel Lungin

BALTIC EVENT AWARDS

BALTIC EVENT CO-PRODUCTION MARKET AWARDS

Best project – Eurimages Co-Production Development Award
Citizen Saint (Georgia)
Director Tinatin Kajrishvili
Producer Lasha Khalvashi
Production company Film Studio Artizm

Best Pitch
(N)Ostalgia (Luxembourg, UK)
Diirector Vicki Thornton
Producer Marion Gruth
Production company a_BAHN

Promising Young Producers
Emma Åkesdotter Ronge and Kuba Kosma

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Best Project
Foam At The Mouth / Ar putam uz lupam (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland)
Director Janis Nords
Production Companies
Tasse Film, ArtBox , Madants

GAME JAM Awards

Winner
Ederlezi Rising
Game producer - Aleksei Nehoroshkin
Film - Ederlezi Rising by Lazar Bodroza (Serbia)
Production company Mir Media Group
Producer Aleksandar Protic

Second Prize
The Secret Society of Souptown
Game producer - Mikk Luige
Film - Supilinna Salaselts by Margus Paju (Estonia)
Production company Nafta Films
Producers Diana Mikita and Esko Rips.

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