FNE at Jihlava: East Silver Market Awards Announced

By Cathy Meils

    Poland made a strong showing at the East Silver (www.eastsilver.net) market awards, presented at the opening ceremony of the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festrival (www.dokument-festival.cz) on 26 October 2010, with two main prizes and two special mentions.

    East Silver 2010 (October 25 - 31, 2010) -- a market of documentary films -- and the Industry programme at Jihlava IDFF is organized by Institute of Documentary Film (http://www.dokweb.net/). A preselection of films from the market are judged in three categories, with the Silver Eye award going to the best short, mid-length, and feature length documentary films.

    A complete list of winners follows.

    The winner of short category is:
    - That's Life | Takie życie | Daniel Zieliński | Poland | 2010 (www.hehefilm.com)

    Two Special mention were given in the short category:
    - The Work of the Machines | Praca maszyn | Michal Madracki, Giles Lepore, Maciej Madracki | Poland, Switzerland | 2009 (www.kulture.mielec.ptc.pl)
    - Plain Landscape with a Cradle | Krajobraz nizinny z Kolyska | Arkadiusz Biedrzycki | Poland | 2010 (www.studiomunka.pl)

    The winner of mid-length category is:
    - Family Instinct | Gimenes lietas | Andris Gauja | Latvia | 2010 (www.fafilma.lv)

    Special mention (mid-length):
    - Michael Berger - A Hysteria | Michael Berger - Eine Hysterie | Thomas Fuerhapter | Austria | 2010 (www.sixpackfilm.com)

    The winner of feature category is:
    - At the Edge of Russia | Koniec Rosji | Michal Marczak | Poland | 2010 (www.ozumifilms.com)