05-12-2010

Tallinn Black Nights FF Winners

By Anna Franklin

TALLINN: The 14th Tallinn Nights FF (19 November - 5 December 2010) worked hand in hand with the European Film Awards this year which were held in Tallinn on 4 December. The closing ceremony of the film festival was held on 3 December with Black Nights fest director Tiina Lokk on stage for both events. The Russian director Sergei Loznitsa won the award for best film in the festival's main competition for his film My Joy which has already screened in competition in Cannes and many other festivals this year. (www.poff.ee)

The Estonian production The Temptation of St Tony won the FIPRECSI award for best film as well as two of the main prizes in the Baltic Feature Film Competition. The film is an Estonian, Swedish, Finnish coproduction which has enjoyed substantial international art house sales this year. It is currently being released theatrically in seven cities across the USA.

Another coproduction to score was The Poll Diaries that won the best director prize for Chris Kraus. The film which was shot mostly in Estonia is an Austrian, Estonian, German coproduction.

Industry screenings were organized with the Baltic Event from 1-3 December and included the Black Market film screenings of new productions from neighbouring countries and the Baltic Screenings of films form Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The Black Nights and Baltic Event have become the main venue in the region for industry professionals who attend the annual co-production market.

POFF award winners announced

Official Competition EurAsia Jury Awards

GRAND PRIX FOR BEST EURASIAN FILM (scholarship of 10.000 euros)
MY JOY / SCHASTYE MOE (Director Sergei Loznitsa, Germany / Ukraine / Netherlands)

JURY PRIZE FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR
CHRIS KRAUS (The Poll Diaries / Poll, Germany / Austria / Estonia)

Produced by Kordes & Kordes Film, DOR Film, Amrion (www.amrion.ee)

JURY PRIZE FOR THE BEST ACTOR
MIKAEL PERSBRANDT (In a Better World / Hævnen, Denmark / Sweden)

JURY PRIZE FOR THE BEST ACTRESS
KATJA KÜTTNER (Princess / Prinsessa, Finland)

JURY PRIZE FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
MIKHAIL KRICHMAN (Silent Souls / Ovsjanki, Russia)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
SON OF BABYLON (Director Mohamed Al-Daradji, Iraq / United Kingdom / France / Netherlands / Palestinian Territory / United Arab Emirates / Egypt)

SPECIAL MENTION
STORY OF BIBINUR / BIBINUR (Director Yuri Feting, Russia (Tatarstan))

Tridens Baltic Feature Film Competition Jury Awards


BEST FILM (scholarship of 5000 euros)
EASTERN DRIFT / INDIGÈNE D'EURAISIE (Director Sharunas Bartas. Produced by Lazennec Productions (France), Studio Kinema (Lithuania) www.kinema.lt and Russia


SCOTTISH LEADER ESTONIAN FILM AWARD (scholarship of 50 000 Estonian kroons)
THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY / PÜHA TÕNU KIUSAMINE (Director Veiko Õunpuu, Estonia / Finland / Sweden)

Produced by: Homeless Bob Production (www.too.ee), Atmo Media Network (www.atmo.se), Bronson Club (www.bronson.fi)

Backed by Eurimages, Estonian Film Foundation, Film I Väst, Finnish Film Foundation, Swedish Film Institut, MEDIA Programme



SILVER AWARD FOR THE BEST BALTIC FILM (promotion with TV channel Silver)
THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY/ PÜHA TÕNU KIUSAMINE (Director Veiko Õunpuu, Estonia / Finland / Sweden)

PETRI MUTASEN ELOKUVAKONEPAJA OY AWARD FOR THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER (scholarship of 1000 euros)
MARIUS MATZOW GULBRANDSEN (The Snow Queen / Lumekuninganna, Produced by F-Seitse (www.fseitse.ee) Estonia and Norway

SPECIAL MENTION
PIT NO 8 / AUK NR 8 (Director Marianna Kaat, Estonia / Ukraine)

FIPRESCI Award for Best Baltic Film


THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY/ PÜHA TÕNU KIUSAMINE (Director Veiko Õunpuu, Estonia / Finland / Sweden)

North American Independent Film Competition Programme Jury Award:

SILVER AWARD OF THE BEST FILM (promotion with TV channel Silver)
INCENDIES (Director Denis Villeneuve, Canada / France)

SPECIAL MENTION
GROWN UP MOVIE STAR (Director Adriana Maggs, Canada)

FICC Jury Award


DON QUIJOTE AWARD
3 SEASONS IN HELL / 3 SEZÓNY V PEKLE (Director Tomáš Mašin, Czech Republic / Germany / Slovakia)

SPECIAL MENTION
SILENT SOULS / OVSJANKI (Director Aleksei Fedorchenko, Russia)

NETPAC Jury Award


PEEPLI LIVE (Director Anusha Rizvi, India)

THE LIGHT THIEF / SVET-AKE (Director Aktan Arym Kubat, France / Germany / Kyrgyzstan / Netherlands )

Audience Award


TOILET/ TOIRETTO (Director Naoko Ogigami, Japan)

Lifetime Achievement Award


VESA-MATTI LOIRI(Actor and musician, Finland)