LIMASSOL: Lullaby of the Butterfly, a film about a mysterious crime directed by Tonia Mishiali, won the 1st Prize in the National Competition of the 8th Cyprus International Short Film Festival which took place 11-17 October 2014.
The jury stated that Lullaby of the Butterfly directed by Tonia Mishiali was selected "for the accuracy of the script and the courage of directing a complex, troubling, moving short film". The award for the Best Director went to Andrei Tanase for his work on Claudiu and the Fish and the 1st Award For The Best Short Film went to Tau Seru by Rodd Rathjen. Notes on Blindness directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney won the Best Documentary Short Award.
The International Jury consisted of Jacques Curtil (co-director of Clermont-Ferrand Short FF), Dan Muggia (Artistic Director of the Pitigliani FF, Italy), Dana Dimitriu Chelba (Director of Bucharest IFF), Enrico Vannucci (short film advisor at Venice FF) and Spyros Charalambous (Cypriot film director). The festival was co-organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus and the RIALTO Theatre.
Full list of winners:
1ST PRIZE FOR BEST NATIONAL FILM:
Lullaby of the Butterfly (Cyprus, USA)Directed by Tonia MishialiProduction: Zipcode production&designCo-production: Seahorse Film Productions and Fullmoon Productions
2nd PRIZE FOR BEST NATIONAL FILM:
Afterthoughts (Cyprus)Directed by Ivan CharalambousProduction: Blunatic Pictures
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD:
Andrei Tanase forClaudiu and the Fish (Germany)
NATIONAL SPECIAL MENTIONS
SPECIAL MENTION 1 (by Green Olive Films)
Myrsini Aristeidou for her short film Not Now (Cyprus)Production: Myrsini Aristeidou
SPECIAL MENTION 2 (by Green Olive Films)
Lullaby of the Butterfly by Tonia Mishiali.
SPECIAL MENTION 3 ( by Sklavis Film Lab)
Letters to Cyprus (Cyprus)Directed by Sholeh Zahraei and Kamil SaldunProduction: Lupa Pictures
1st AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM:
Tau Seru (India, Australia)Directed by Rodd Rathjen
2nd AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM:
The Chicken (Germany, Croatia)Directed by Lina GunjakProduction: ZAK Film Production, Nukleaus Film
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD:
Notes on Blindness (UK, USA, Australia)Directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney
SPECIAL MENTION 1:
A Single Body (Australia, France)Directed by Sotiris Dounoukos
SPECIAL MENTION 2:
As He Lay Falling (UK)Directed by Ian Waugh
SPECIAL MENTION 3:
Supervenus (France)Directed by Frédéric Doazan