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FESTIVALS: Mellow Mud Wins Best Fiction Film Award at Latvian National Film Festival Featured

2016-10-19
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RIGA: Mellow Mud by Renārs Vimba was awarded best fiction film at the National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps. The film was also awarded for best script and best actress.

Dawn by Laila PakalninaDawn by Laila Pakalniņa received seven awards for best fiction film director, best cinematographer, best actress in a supporting role, best actor in a supporting role, best costume designer, best makeup, best composer.

Best documentary award went to Under the Sun by Vitaly Mansky. The film received three other awards including best documentary director.

All the films in the National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps were nominated in 23 categories by seven Latvian film industry professionals. The awards were decided by an international jury.

The festival took place from 6 to 12 October 2016.

    
FULL LIST OF WINNERS

Best Feature Film:
Mellow Mud (Latvia)
Directed by Renārs Vimba
Produced by Tasse Film
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, MEDIA

Best Long Documentary:
Under the Sun (Czech Republic, Russia, Germany, Latvia, North Korea)
Directed by Vitaly Mansky
Produced by Vertov
Coproduced by Hypermarket Film, Czech TV, Saxonia Entertainment GmbH
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, State Cinematography Fund Czech Republic, Korean Film Export &Import Corporation

Best Short Fiction Film:
Dārznieks (Latvia)
Directed by Madara Dišlere

Best Short Documentary:
Rīgas kungi (Latvia)
Directed by Adriāna Roze

Best Long Animated Film:
Mīnotaurs (Latvia)
Directed by Kārlis Vītols
Produced by Air Production
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia

Best New Director Award:
Lene Laviņa-Kalnaella for Tev, Rūķi! (Latvia)
Produced by Jura Podnieka studija
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Valmieras pilsētas dome

Best Scriptwriter:
Renārs Vimba for Mellow Mud

Best Fiction Film Director:
Laila Pakalniņa for Dawn (Latvia, Estonia, Poland)
Directed by Laila Pakalniņa
Produced by Kompānija Hargla
Coproduced by Digitaalne Sputnik, Staron-Film, Miracle Worker
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, the Polish Film Institute, the Estonian Film Institute

Best Fiction Film Cinematographer:
Wojciech Staroń for Dawn

Best Actress:
Elīna Vaska for Mellow Mud

Best Actor:
Ulrich Matthes for Exiled (Latvia)
Directed by Dāvis Sīmanis
Produced by Locomotive productions
Coproduced by Studio Uljana Kim
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, MEDIA

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Liena Šmukste for Dawn

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Andris Keišs for Dawn

Best Production Designer:
Kristīne Jurjāne for Exiled

Best Costume Designer:
Natalia Czeczott for Dawn

Best Make up:
Dzintra Bijubena for Dawn

Best Documentary Director:

Vitālijs Manskis for Under the Sun

Best Documentary Director - Special Mention:
Jānis Putniņš for The Burning (Latvia)
Produced by Film Angels Studio
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, MEDIA

Best Documentary Cinematographer:
Juris Pīlēns for Rīgas kungi

Best Animated Film Director:
Kārlis Vītols for Mīnotaurs

Best Animated Film Production Designer:
Vladimirs Ļeščovs for Gaidot Jauno gadu

Best Composer:
Vestards Šimkus for Dawn

Best Sound Designer:
Ernests Ansons, Verners Biters for BrainStorm: In-between Shores
Directed by Audinga Kucinskaite, Sandijs Semjonovs, Gundars Rēders, Edgars Dubrovskis
Produced by Skuba Films
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Lattelecom

Best Editor;
Andris Grants for The Burning; Rīgas kungi

Student Film Competition:
Konvertīti
Directed by Kārlis Lesiņš
Latvian Academy of Culture

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